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Painting “Maintenance Free” Surfaces like Aluminum and Vinyl Siding

The spring season has sprung upon us! As I visit with customers, here is a question I am frequently asked along the Main Line: “Is it possible to paint aluminum or vinyl siding surfaces?”

Years ago aluminum siding was a popular and seemed an attractive option to painting  and maintaining wood. This type of siding was sold as “maintenance free”, and will  never need to be painted again. The truth is that many of the aluminum siding finishes  oxidize and “chalk” (this is the pigment that comes off on your hand if you rub it and  is seen staining brick and other surfaces below it as it runs down). In very weathered  cases, the finish is completely eroded down to the aluminum surface. Aluminum can also be prone to staining, as commonly seen on gutters as dark streaking.

Newer options today include vinyl siding and cementitious siding (commonly referred to as Hardie Board Siding). Again, while very durable, vinyl finishes can fade when exposed to the damaging UV rays from the sun, and Hardie board siding does need perioidic maintenance.

All these types of “maintenance free” siding finishes are paintable if cleaned and prepared properly. If you need assistance, be sure to call one of your friendly Nolan estimators and we will be glad to look at your project and assess your needs.Our goal is to be a full-service painting solution to the community, so residents of the Main Line and surrounding areas like Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties never have to go elsewhere for any of their painting or related needs like carpentry, wood replacement or even holiday lighting.

If you’re not happy with the look of the aluminum or vinyl siding on your home in the Main Line area, give us a call and let’s talk about it. We’re all part of the same Pennsylvania community, and we at Nolan Painting have a strong investment in making sure every home looks great. We have more than 30 years of experience and countless happy Main Line customers as a testament to that. Let us make sure your home has the great look you’ve always wanted it to have. Get in touch with your friendly local Nolan Painting painter today.

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