Life Is Too Short To Maintain Your Home

medium_4526774770Life is too short to spend it on home maintenance. Sure, many people get great enjoyment out of mowing the lawn, gardening, or decorating the interior of their home, but when it comes to painting the exterior of a house, you’ve got better things to do. Thankfully, we live in the day and age of maintenance-free siding.

When it comes to your free time, you want to spend it your way. Kids grow up fast, friends move away, and before you know it, life has passed you by in the blink of an eye. If you live in Minnesota and you spend what little free time you have on the necessary task of home maintenance, your leisure time in the summer can seem even sparser.

Maintaining wood siding.

If you have wood siding, it needs to be repainted every 3-4 years. On average, to have professional painters do the job for you, you can expect to pay about $4000-$6000. If you choose to paint your house yourself, without the use of professional equipment or help, you could likely spend the majority of your nights and weekends during the summer painting when you should be on the boat. It could take longer if the weather doesn’t hold out. Here’s a breakdown of what that could mean to you:

  • 6 summers spent painting during the 18 years your kids live at home
  • About $50,000 spent on professional painters over the course of 30 years
  • An entire lost garage stall if you do decide to invest in professional equipment

Maintenance-free siding.

Maintenance-free siding lives up to its name. It doesn’t need painting, rarely needs replacing – depending on the quality of the product used – and has come a long way over the years. Here are some improvements:

  • You can now have seamless siding for a clean, sleek look
  • New technologies have greatly increased the durability
  • Your existing natural wood look can be achieved to maintain the traditional look of your home
  • Simply wash the exterior gently with soap and water to restore it’s original luster

Do you have a painting project for your home looming in the distance? Enjoy the benefits of a maintenance-free lifestyle with new siding on your home. Contact The Chuba Company, a trusted, local contractor servicing the Northwestern suburbs of Minneapolis since 1972. We hold an A+ rating with the BBB and want to help you get more free time to spend with your kids or on the boat! Follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Houzz to stay connected and view our past projects.

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