A successful siding replacement project needs a solid plan. After all, whatever siding options you end up choosing will stay on your home for a few decades. In this blog, residential roofing contractor, The Carpenter’s Touch, shares tips on planning a successful siding replacement project.
Find Your Inspiration
Siding occupies a large portion of your exterior, making aesthetics an important consideration when choosing new siding. Even before you call a siding contractor, take your time in finding a look that inspires you. Magazines and home improvement websites provide a wealth of ideas that can get you started. Don’t worry about whether or not a certain style or color will be available. Manufacturers like James Hardie® can supply specific colors and styles as needed.
Research the Ballpark Price
There are reasons why remodeling contractors like us never give a price on siding and roof replacement until the customer’s home is inspected. Every home has unique dimensions and, therefore, will have a different amount of required material. Combined with other factors, such as material, color and style, and you can see why the only time we can provide an actual price is after we have performed a thorough inspection.
That being said, you can ask friends, family and colleagues about how much their siding replacement projects eventually cost. While their project cost will differ from yours, you should have enough information to decide whether or not you can finance your siding replacement project. In addition to various payment options like cash, card or loans, you can opt for contractor-assisted financing. The Carpenter’s Touch offers financing options from GreenSky®.
Choose Your Contractor
Once you have a clear picture of what your siding replacement project should be, you should set aside time to choose your contractor. It may sound tedious at first, with all the phone calls, consultations and verifications, but the effort will be worth it. Take the time to verify the contractor’s license and insurance information, call their references, and check websites like the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The right contractor can help ensure the success of your siding replacement project.
The Carpenter’s Touch is your leading provider of roofing and siding replacement services. Give us a call at (973) 692-7779, or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Livingston, NJ, and surrounding areas.