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What to Do if Your Dream Material Is Outside Your Budget

The good news: You’ve budgeted responsibly for your home exterior contractor’s services. The bad news: That means that your go-to material for the task is out of your price range. While it’s hard to part with the idea of your ideal home, you’re doing the responsible thing by acknowledging it’s just not feasible at the moment. So what now?

Don’t throw in the towel on the look of your dreams yet! Perfect Exteriors, your Monticello team of exterior contractors, just might have the solution.

Explore Lookalike Options

As frustrating as the current situation might feel, you’re not the first person to have budget constraints. If you were, there wouldn’t be countless exterior options on the market that look like their more expensive counterparts! These are a great option if you’re set on a given look or finish but find the real thing outside of your pocketbook’s abilities.

Don’t feel like you’re settling for something “lesser,” either. Many of these materials bring to the table additional benefits that those they mimic don’t—they could even be a better fit for you.

  • Vinyl siding can mimic a wooden texture without wood’s vulnerability to the chaotic Minnesotan freeze-thaw cycle
  • Asphalt roofing can mimic clay roofing without clay’s extra weight—weight that your roof might not be able to handle
  • Metal siding can also mimic wood, and boasts impeccable pest resistance to boot

As you can see, you don’t need to completely throw a given look out the window if your pocketbook can’t get you the “real thing.” You’ll just need to think outside the box a bit and find something better!

What if I Don’t Like the Lookalikes?

Then find what you do like about the original exterior choice and go from there. Love how old-style bricks would make your home look? Why not emulate that with faux-shake LP Smartside? Love the classic look of a clay roof but just can’t stand the weight? Try architectural asphalt shingles!

If the real deal and its lookalikes won’t cut it, it’s time to think a little more abstractly. Getting stuck could be a sign that it’s time to call in an exterior home contractor for brainstorming help.

Perfect Exteriors: Your Choice for Perfect Results

Whether your home is a modern marvel or harkens back to older days, our team of exterior home contractors would be glad to help you perfect its look. Give our Monticello office a call today at 763-271-8700.