In Massachusetts, the average retirement age is 65. That doesn’t mean seniors are slowing down. In fact, many South Shore seniors report life becomes much busier. Many local residents are using their post-career time to start new businesses, explore passions or interests they’d sidelined, advocating for social or political causes, mentoring others, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. That doesn’t leave a lot of time for household maintenance – especially time consuming tasks like painting the house.
What’s the alternative? If you’ve considered vinyl siding previously but dismissed it because available offerings weren’t high end enough for your home, it’s time to take another look. The options available for both vertical vinyl siding and horizontal vinyl siding have improved dramatically due to improvements in the vinyl manufacturing process. Issues such as sagging and color fade have been addressed: the best top performing vinyl siding choices remain taut and attractive for years, with strong color that remains robust and vibrant.
The maintenance requirements of vinyl siding are relatively minimal and can be, if the homeowner doesn’t wish to do it themselves, outsourced to affordable contractors. Periodic power washing removes spider webs, wind-borne debris, and any dirt and grime that may have accumulated. Compare this to wooden clapboard siding, which needs to be repainted regularly to look its best and withstand environmental damage. The average cost of having a contractor power wash an entire house in Massachusetts is $300. The average cost of having a contractor paint an entire house in Massachusetts is more than $3,000. Choosing vinyl siding for your South Shore home can save you a significant amount of money.
If you’re planning on selling your home after retirement, you should know that high quality vinyl siding will attract more buyers than clapboard siding – the new owners are in no hurry to take on an expensive, time consuming maintenance routine. Discover your options for South Shore vinyl siding today!