When it comes time to consider new siding, there could be many things driving the decision. Perhaps you’re thinking about selling your home, and you need to improve curb appeal. Maybe you’re worried about winter, and you want to seal out the cold drafts and lower your heating bills. Perhaps you’re simply tired of the old siding, and its maintenance needs, and you want something new. All of these qualities are the benefits of new siding. So if you’re considering having siding installed, make sure you don’t fall into these common mistakes.
It may sound tempting to stick with the same material that is currently in your house since it is what you know, but that is not always going to be the best option. Most siding lasts decades. The materials available have changed considerably since the last time you thought about house siding (if you were even the owner who installed it). Take time to research the different materials that are available and their pros and cons before settling on one.
The initial outlay is not the only cost to consider when choosing siding. Are you opting for a material that has a high cost of ownership? Then, you have to think about the time and money you will devote to it as well. Vinyl and fiber cement siding both are very low-maintenance. Because of this, they have gained in popularity over the years.
New siding is a hefty financial investment, so pay attention to the warranties. There should be a materials warranty from the manufacturer, of course. Still, there should also be a warranty that covers workmanship, as well. If your contractor doesn’t guarantee their work, choose someone who will.
While it always seems more beneficial to go with the cheapest option, when it comes to siding, it pays to go with experience. Choosing a contractor who has years of experience and an excellent reputation in the industry may cost you a little more. Still, it will be well worth it in the long run. Your contractor should also have manufacturer certifications so that you can rest easy, knowing that the maker of the siding backs their knowledge.
Since 1979, Phil DiBello Family Roofing has been proudly installing roofs, siding, gutters for homeowners in Howard County as well as Baltimore and Carroll County. Call us today at 410-752-ROOF (7663) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free estimate and let us know how our family and make your family’s home needs our top priority! Remember to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to stay up to date on everything DiBello Roofing.
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