A siding replacement is a significant consideration that will help boost your home’s aesthetic appeal and structural integrity. If you have plans to invest in one, you might be wondering whether to go about it in sections or in one go might be more sensible. In this blog, Blackstone Exteriors will take a look at the advantages of both choices.
The extent of damage or wear and tear your siding has undergone will largely dictate the most appropriate approach to take. If your home’s siding has endured localized damage—perhaps due to weather events or isolated wear—it might be feasible to replace just the affected sections. After all, the local area’s varying weather conditions indicate that certain areas of your home might be more prone to damage and thus might require sectional replacements more frequently.
Opting for sectional replacement offers several benefits, including:
Cost-Effective. It’s more sensible budget-wise, as you’ll only be replacing damaged parts of the siding rather than redoing the entire home exterior.
Less Time-Consuming. Sectional siding replacement is more beneficial than a complete overhaul if you are on a tight schedule or budget. Expect siding contractors to perform the work in phases that are manageable both time-wise and financially.
Quality Control. By focusing on smaller sections at a time, the pros can ensure each part is perfected before moving on.
However, taking a sectional approach might mean that your home’s exterior could exhibit a mix of old and new sections, potentially impacting the overall uniformity in appearance. A reputable siding contractor can closely match the new siding to the existing sections, but variations may still be noticeable, especially if the original siding has faded over time.
On the other hand, a complete siding replacement might be the better option if the home exteriors are already exhibiting signs of widespread deterioration. This process ensures a cohesive appearance throughout the building’s exterior and allows for the opportunity to upgrade to more durable, energy-efficient materials. Although more expensive upfront, a full siding replacement can offer better long-term value, ensuring that all areas of your home are equally protected against the elements.
Deciding between a sectional and complete siding replacement boils down to budget constraints, personal preferences and other factors. To help you with this endeavor, turn to the experienced team at Blackstone Exteriors. When you work with us, you can be rest assured your home not only looks its best but is also protected and insulated properly for years to come. Call us at (515) 720-2158, or fill out our contact form today to learn more about our siding and roof replacement services.