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Is it time to paint?

With vinyl siding you never have to paint again.

You have your yard looking pretty good but now you notice your home's exterior paint looks bad.

Before you can paint you need to check the condition of your wood siding and trim. If you can poke it with a broom handle and it starts falling apart you know it needs replacing. Tap it and listen for a sharp solid sound. If it sounds muffled it most likely has rot or moisture beneath the paint.

A good choice may be to have a local vinyl siding installer give you a bid on doing all your exterior trim in vinyl.

Take your time with your decision. Take lots of pictures of your house. Go to Lowes or Home Depot and have their salesman give you some advise on doing it yourself. Don't forget to subtract the cost of painting from the cost of adding vinyl.

Whether you choose to do it yourself or hire a professional  you will not go wrong by choosing vinyl.

This is the kind of improvement that will increase the value of your home and save you from having to spend money on future repairs.

When a whole house is done in vinyl, and new windows are added, it looks like a new home.

If you have to refinance to do this project it is money well spent.




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