5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Siding Contractor


Finding the right contractor for your siding project is easy when you know what questions to ask. However, many people aren’t too keen on this part of the process. To help you out, we’ve listed five essential questions you need to ask a prospective siding installer.

“Do you have a business license, registration or insurance?”

Always make sure that your siding contractor is properly licensed to ensure high-quality workmanship. It’s best to look for someone else if a potential contractor isn’t willing to provide a license or registration. Also, make sure the siding replacement pros are insured. This protects you from being liable for any accidents that may occur on your property during the installation process.

“Do you have references?”

When a contractor has already worked with clients and done siding jobs in your area, there’s an easy way to check on the quality of their work. Simply ask to see photos of completed work, as well as written testimonials from previous clients. These can usually be found on their website, but you can also ask them about it.

“What are the product and workmanship warranties?”

Your siding contractor should know the warranties tied to your choice of product. You should also verify if the warranty comes with a workmanship warranty. This is done to avoid any issues if a repair is needed in the future.

“Does your estimate include all costs concerning the job?”

The provided estimate must include labor, materials, waste removal and applicable permits. This will help protect you from unnecessary charges added on while the siding installation is underway However, it’s also good to have a leeway in your budget in case there are existing problems discovered when your original siding is removed. The contractors will have to address these problems before installing your new siding, so this will cost extra. Lastly, make sure that the estimate is written down and both you and the contractor have copies of it.

“How long will the project take?”

Make sure your siding installation project will be worked on by your contractor from start to finish. Avoid someone who will start your project but pause after a few days to focus on the projects of other clients. To ensure your project is given the full attention it deserves, plan your siding replacement when there’s not a lot of demand for home improvement, preferably this spring. Schedule it at a time when there’s pleasant weather as well so as to avoid delays caused by inclement weather.

Your siding is an important component of your home, so it must be installed by the best and most qualified people. This is where we come in. Eagle Creek Siding, LLC’s services include siding replacement, repairs, installation and other exterior renovations. Call us now at (360) 570-0396 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation.

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