One of the important decisions about how to take care of your Atlanta home or investment property in the most economical manner is the following:
Should I repair and paint my existing siding or replace it with new HardiePlank fiber cement siding?
After getting three estimates from siding and painting contractors, the consensus is usually:
A repair estimate to repair the swollen and damaged boards, on a home with moderate damage to the existing siding, often runs from $1,500 to $3,000. If a whole side needs to be replaced that alone can be $4,000 or more.
Typical paint jobs in the Johns Creek, Alpharetta, or Cumming area, like most of Atlanta’s northern suburbs, usually run $3,500 to $6,500 for the whole house.
So repair and painting on many homes often average out to $5,500 to $8,500.
Most of these homes can be completely re-sided and receive a quality paint job for $16,000 to $21,000 dollars.
For many homeowners, the repair option will provide a quickly vanishing value, versus re-siding and painting, which creates lasting value.
If you unexpectedly decide to sell your home after having chosen the new siding, you will be rewarded, since a complete siding replacement investment, according to Remodeling magazine’s annual Cost versus Value report, is one of the best paybacks of all home repairs.