Old, unsightly exterior cladding does more harm than good. That’s why replacing it with new, energy-efficient siding is an excellent option for giving your home a facelift and boosting its performance for years to come. One of the most important decisions to make, however, is determining the right budget for the replacement. In this post, a trusted siding installation contractor shares tips for creating a budget for your project.
Which Type of Siding Should You Choose?
There are a lot of siding materials on the market, with many different profiles, colors and prices to choose from. When selecting your material, a good way to start is to look at siding installations in your area and select the style and color that resonate with you the most. From there, talk to your contractor to determine which material — wood, vinyl, fiber cement, etc. — best complements the architecture of your home. Other considerations include labor costs and completion time. Laying out all the expenses for each material will allow you to come up with an accurate estimate of each type of siding installation and help you decide what you can and can’t afford.
What Are Additional Fees to Consider?
Usually, there are separate fees for removing old siding, disposing of old materials and repairing damage to the home. When the old exterior is removed, there’s a possibility that the siding crew will find structural damage caused by moisture, mold or insect infestation. Insulation and a vapor barrier may need to be applied as well for better protection. When planning your budget, it’s smart to allot extra room in the budget for unexpected costs that may arise during the construction process.
You can count on Eagle Creek Siding, LLC for high-quality exterior renovations, including single-family and multi-family siding replacement. Call us at (360) 226-6970 or fill out our convenient online form and one of our representatives will get in touch with you shortly.