Siding installations and replacements are excellent ways to refresh the exterior of your home to upgrade your curb appeal. Siding is versatile, ranging in colors, textures, materials, and more. With so many iterations of these common building materials, many homeowners find themselves overwhelmed with questions.
Our siding installation contractors at C.E.T. Painting are making home improvement easy by explaining the top four most important questions to ask before committing to a service.
4 Questions to Ask Your Siding Installation Contractor
1. How is the siding installed?
Installing or replacing old siding is a much bigger job than it may appear. Contractors are responsible for inspecting the underlying materials, ensuring all points of entry to your home are secured before applying the materials, and that the entire surface is insulated properly. All of this should be done long before installation begins.
2. How can I prepare for my siding installation/replacement?
Like any residential contracting service, siding installations or replacements can be messy and hazardous if surrounding objects are not moved or covered with protective materials. If you have outdoor furniture directly outside of your home, you may want to temporarily put it in storage so that the contractors have enough space to apply the siding panels. The construction going on outside of your home may also cause items directly inside your house to shift around. For this reason, we recommend putting away any breakable items before the service begins.
3. Which is the best type of siding?
Most siding installation contractors present homeowners with just two types of siding to choose from. Typically, composite siding and vinyl are the two most common options. Between the two, we recommend opting for a vinyl material. This modern siding option is easy to clean, much less expensive than other materials and maintains a pristine appearance over time with minimal maintenance.
4. How long will it take to clean up after the installation/replacement?
A good siding installation contractor should tidy up the area around your home once the job is complete. The resulting mess will entirely depend on the type of siding you choose; however, materials like vinyl are easy to work with and allow for minimal excess material as they are easily applied in the form of panels.