From Renee Rutledge on November 01, 2011 in Siding
Replacing your siding is a big decision. And a good decision. Your home’s siding keeps it safe from extreme weather and structural damage.
But it does more than that—siding can add curb appeal, increase the value of your home, and make the exterior dramatically more beautiful. A good choice in siding can set your home apart on your block as the best and most aesthetically pleasing.
However, creating this masterpiece takes professional help. If you’re thinking about installing new siding, you want to contact a siding contractor who can get you exactly what you want.
To get contractor bids on siding in your area, click here.
And then read on for tips on material choice, installation, and more.
Why is a siding contractor critical?
A contractor is valuable for many reasons. A specific siding contractor will provide expert guidance on which materials you want for your siding. The siding choices, like many options in a home improvement project, abound. From shingles to aluminum to brick to water-resistant fiber cement, your contractor will know what materials are right for your climate. Some siding types are highly discouraged in certain areas, and you don’t want to be stuck with the wrong siding that will soon cause problems.
For instance, stone veneers can look exactly like stone and provide a beautiful, manageable exterior in some places—but the space between the veneer and house can foster mold in wetter climates.
Siding contractors are also important in helping you understand the scope and overall pricing of the project. In fact, you can click here for a free siding estimate from a contractor local to you.
Once you’ve nailed down the material you want to use, a contractor can help you understand the varying levels of siding cost, as well as installation, and their experience might bring great ideas to the project that you hadn’t considered. A contractor will also give you an idea of how long you can expect the project to take, and when his construction men will be out of your hair.
The tougher-screened, the better
That said, with such a technical job, it’s important that you have full confidence in your team. A contractor found through CalFinder’s own extensive database will guarantee that you find a professional with current licensing and insurance. Moreover, our certified contractors meet stringent requirements, which includes licensing, proof of insurance and above-average quality standards. This can save you so much legwork and stress in the process of finding and interviewing contractors. Let us help you on your journey toward getting that beautiful, lasting siding by getting you started with great, positive momentum.
As you search for a siding contractor, you can do work on your end to ensure a great result. Take notes and save pictures of siding and exteriors that you love. Create an online lookbook at places like Houzz, and by browsing through CalFinder’s remodeling ideas and pictures.
Siding is an important step in creating a secure and beautiful exterior for years to come—contact a siding contractor to help you get exactly what you’re dreaming of.
Photos via Houzz