Aluminum siding was the exterior finish of choice for house builders in Ottawa until the advent of vinyl siding – and for very good reason, too! It was sturdy, came pre-painted, and was tough against all weather conditions.

If your home currently has an aluminum siding exterior, however, it probably hasn’t been updated or painted in the last ten, twenty, or thirty years! Exterior aluminum siding can get dirty and faded with age, but luckily at Home Painters, we can help make it look brand new again.



There are many benefits to having aluminum siding – it’s waterproof, rot-proof, and nearly corrosion-proof – but did you know that painting aluminum siding can also save you money? It seems too good to be true, but there are a few reasons why painting your home’s exterior aluminum siding is a good financial decision. Today, Home Painters will go over three ways that adding a fresh coat of paint to your aluminum siding can help you keep (or even add) cash to your pocket.

  • Painting Aluminum Siding is Cheaper than Replacing It

While aluminum siding certainly has its positive attributes, there are many natural occurrences that can affect its appearance due to time and weather, such as fading, chalking, and chipping. If these problems are really bad, you may think that replacing your aluminum siding will be easier than repainting it. In fact, many Ottawa-area contractors recommend a total aluminum siding renovation, but this is far more expensive than repainting otherwise perfectly good siding.

Painting aluminum siding can save you thousands of dollars on removal, repairs, and installation fees. The job will involve replacing any pieces that are dented or warped, scrubbing or power-washing the entire exterior, filling in any holes, priming the surface, then finally painting. You will also have to ensure that you are not painting in direct sunlight because aluminum gets hot quickly and can start gumming up the paint as you apply it. Because of this, painting your house can take a few days or sometimes involve long breaks in between.

Obviously, this job can be a difficult and time-consuming one, so it may be in your best interest to hire a contractor to do the work for you if you do not have the experience or patience necessary to complete it yourself. Many people worry about the cost of hiring a contractor for painting aluminum siding, but painting the siding will still be cheaper than replacing it completely and it could save you money in the long run if you were to make a pricy mistake.

  • Painting Aluminum Siding Will Prevent Expensive Future Repairs

Okay, so maybe there is hardly any damage on your home’s exterior, but have you thought about painting aluminum siding in order to prevent future fading, chalking, chipping, and other related problems? Your siding may look fine now, but what about next year, or the year after? Issues are bound to occur sooner than later, so if you have the time and money to start painting aluminum siding now, then don’t bother waiting. Painting before the damage is done will save you the money on repairs and replacement pieces that may be necessary in the future.

  • Painting Aluminum Siding Will Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is essentially your home’s value based on what potential buyers find attractive. There are many ways to increase your home’s curb appeal, such as re-doing your driveway, planting trees or flowers, or fixing your shingles. The possibilities for making your home seem more appealing are endless, and painting aluminum siding is a great way to do it! A fresh coat of paint will make your home look new, clean, and organized which is exactly what people are looking for in their new home. In this way, painting aluminum siding doesn’t necessarily save you money, but it will help you make more in the end, and we think that’s just as good!

If you are thinking of moving soon and want to get the greatest amount of money out of the sale, there are a few things to consider when painting aluminum siding. First of all, you should make sure that you are using an acrylic exterior paint to prevent any unnecessary problems that will inevitably occur if you use an interior paint outdoors. If you’re curious about which paint finish will look best, most experts recommend a low-gloss one, like satin. Certain colours also sell better than others, so think about painting aluminum siding in white, light blue, or grey to keep up with the trends and increase your home’s value even more.


need help painting aluminum siding?

Despite the ways that painting aluminum siding can help you save or make money, you may still be hesitant to get started. After all, it is certainly not a quick and easy job. If you would rather hire a contractor to complete the project, why not call Home Painters? With over thirty years in business behind us, you can have complete confidence in our work when we are painting aluminum siding on your home’s exterior.


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Now that you want your exterior aluminum siding painted, here is what to do:


Give us a call or send us an e-mail for a free quote on your aluminum siding!  We will either answer the phone or get back to you ASAP. We are the fastest response painters in the industry!


Our aluminum siding painting expert will arrive on-site and give you a needs-and-expectations assessment, a professional colour consultation for your curb appeal, and a detailed estimate on what you want painted.


We will book the job with you and set up an ideal start date, and help you pick the right colours based on your surroundings, curb appeal, and tastes. Then we will charge your deposit and confirm any other exterior scope details just to make sure we are all on the same page.


On the first day of the job, we will do a walkthrough with you to confirm we are 100% clear on what you want done. Then, we’ll get started on your exterior aluminum siding painting and take advantage of the short summer season we have to complete these types of projects.

We will prep the area by covering your plants, yard, and outdoor furniture with drop sheets. Then, we will start on the most important part of painting exterior: the preparation. We will diligently clean, sand, caulk, fill, and prime any areas as needed.  Once the prep is done, we will freshly apply two finish coats of paint on all your aluminum siding to protect and beautify it for decades to come!


We will give you regular updates so you know what is going on during each stage. It’s important to us that you’re kept in the loop.


Once your job is complete, we will clean up and ensure that we leave your property in the same condition it was in when we first arrived. Then, we will do a final walkthrough with you (assuming you are home) to make sure you are happy with the job before we leave. If you are not around, we will call, text, or e-mail you and confirm when you can be around to check out the work with us.

Remember: we are not satisfied until you are satisfied! We don’t process your final payment until you tell us that you’re completely happy with our work. To prove that we are 100% confident in our ability to take care of you, we offer a two year warranty on our exterior services.

Next Steps?

If you want to transform the exterior aluminum siding of your dream home, call or e-mail us today! We are waiting to talk to you and make your dream a reality.


Home Painters Ottawa Founder

Hi, I’m Brian Young, the founder and owner of Home Painters Ottawa. I’d like to personally welcome you to our site.

Being in the business for 25+ years I have had the privilege of working with thousands of clients. Although they all came from different circumstances and backgrounds they all had one common goal in mind. Every one of them wanted to be respected, receive top value for their money, and get the best possible paint job for their most prized possession, their house!