Giving your Siding a Facelift by NiceTime

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									Title:
Giving your Siding a Facelift

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385

Summary:
If you are looking to add some valu
e and glamour to your home there is
 nothing quite like redoing the pai
nt or siding. Now the question is p
resented, which type of exterior sh
ould you choose for your home? The
largest deciding factor in this cho
ice is likely going to be what type
 of exterior is already on the home
. If you have vinyl siding, or stuc
co, or simply painted wood it will
usually be more cost effective to s
tick with what you already have.


Keywords:
Improve your Home for Sale, Fixing
Siding, Curb Appeal, Types of home
Siding, Homesbylender.com, FSBO Fin
ancing Austin Texas


Article Body:
If you are looking to add some valu
e and glamour to your home there is
 nothing quite like redoing the pai
nt or siding. Now the question is p
resented, which type of exterior sh
ould you choose for your home? The
largest deciding factor in this cho
ice is likely going to be what type
 of exterior is already on the home
. If you have vinyl siding, or stuc
co, or simply painted wood it will
usually be more cost effective to s
tick with what you already have. Ho
wever here are a few more things to
 consider when this choice presents
 itself.

There are four basic types of sidin
g on the market today. Vinyl siding
, stucco, aluminum siding and wood.
 Stucco is a great exterior to deal
 with and is very easy to keep in p
ristine condition. A good power was
hing can bring life back to the mos
t distraught looking stucco quite e
asily. What to look for to decide i
f your stucco needs to be redone is
 crumbling around the bases and edg
es. Stucco is also easy to paint. W
hen dealing with vinyl siding it is
 not a good idea to paint this surf
ace as vinyl can bend easily and ca
use the paint to crack and peel. Us
ually in this situation vinyl sidin
g will need to be replaced if it ca
nnot be cleaned. Aluminum and steel
 siding is another long-lasting sur
face that is easy to paint and easy
 to maintain. Usually a fresh coat
of paint will bring this metal surf
ace back to life. Finally we come t
o wood siding. Paining or staining
is an absolute necessity for wood a
s it needs to be protected from the
 elements, if not it will rot and d
ecay quickly. Is the wood soft and
splintered? Can you see the grain o
n the back side of peeling areas? I
f so, then replacement might be nec
essary. The same is true if your si
ding appears to be warped or buckled.

The exterior of your home is the fi
rst thing that people see so it is
quite important to have it in the b
est condition possible. No mater wh
at type of exterior your home has,
a little time & effort can make it
shine like new! Don't be afraid to
put a few dollars into it either, d
uring the sales process it will com
e back in abundance.

								
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