Hail, wind and natural wear and tear take their toll on home siding. Your siding protects, insulates and decorates your home — replacing it is pricey but necessary. Ranging from functionality to aesthetics, choose from vinyl, wood, engineered wood, metal, brick and insulated siding among other material options. Shop around, but expect to pay $9,275 or more depending on your location, size of home and material used, according to HomeAdvisor.
Painting the exterior of your home adds an additional layer of creativity — allowing you to experiment with colors more freely, but it requires much more upkeep than siding. Vinyl siding typically lasts 30 to 50 years, according to Houselogic. But, according to Nationwide, a quality paint job only lasts about seven to 10 years, depending on your home’s exterior materials and location. Just like siding, paint adds a barrier of protection for your home. According to HomeAdvisor, you can expect to pay a little more than $2,500 for professional painting.