In most roof replacement or repair jobs, it’s not necessary to get an entirely new roofing system for small problems, that is, unless you’re already planning to replace the whole roof anyway. However, for siding jobs, it’s not always clear if you can replace a damaged section without affecting the rest of your home.
Technically, it is possible to patch up faulty siding, but there are risks to doing this. Unfortunately, these risks are exactly the reason why experts don’t recommend replacing sections of your siding unless it’s absolutely needed. Let our home improvement specialists at Independent Construction Services walk you through situations when sectional replacements work and when they don’t.
Why You Shouldn’t Do It
First, it’s important to understand the risks you’re assuming when you do replace specific areas of siding. In exterior vinyl siding systems, for example, finding the same kind of color can be challenging. If you replace only one part of your siding, it may not blend well with the rest of your exteriors. Even if you remember the exact color, the older boards may have some slight discoloration from age. If done enough times, your home may look like a patchwork of different colors and tones, which is never good for your curb appeal.
When Should You Do It
Single-board replacements can work for vinyl if you don’t mind the hit to your home’s appearance. However, this is more recommended for siding types that do not have noticeable variations in color and texture. This includes fiber cement, aluminum, and, in some cases, wood. Be careful however, as removing a single damaged board may cause problems with the surrounding boards. It’s always best to leave this job to a professional.
Since matching colors are the biggest challenge in sectional siding replacements, an exterior painting service can provide you with a viable solution. Painting your exteriors can hide any color differences between the old and new boards. Of course, you will have to do this for all affected siding.
Get high-quality vinyl siding replacement and painting services at Independent Construction Services, your leading provider of home improvements and exterior remodeling. Give us a call at (828) 808-8482 or fill out our contact form and get a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Candler and other nearby areas in NC.