Siding Replacement: Planning Tips & Key Considerations
Replacing your siding can dramatically change the overall look of your home. It can also help improve energy efficiency, saving you money on heating and cooling costs. When you’re prepared for this major home improvement project, you can avoid feeling overwhelmed.
Here a local certified James Hardie® siding installer shares tips that can help you plan your project.
Hire the Right Contractor
The success of home improvement projects depends hugely on the contractors. It always pays to do your research before signing anything so you can be sure you’re hiring an experienced, reputable contractor for your siding replacement. Get at least three quotes from three different contractors to get a better idea about the estimated cost of your new siding. In addition to background checks, don’t forget to request proof of licensing and insurance.
Consider the Weather
Residential siding replacement contractors are most in demand during the spring and fall months. Keep in mind that as the weather grows colder, the materials that would be used for your project may not perform the same. Cold weather can also contribute to moisture-related problems such as rot.
Decide what siding style you find most attractive. Driving around your neighborhood can give you inspiration. Take a photo of any houses that spark your interest. You may also go online and browse on websites such as Houzz and Pinterest.
Another thing you need to consider is whether your new siding will fit in with the styles of the homes in your neighborhood. You neither want your home to stick out nor for it to fade into the background, so aim for siding that complements the neighboring homes.
At Eagle Creek Siding, LLC, we’re here to help with your home exterior needs. We also specialize in window and deck replacement. Call us at (360) 570-0396 or fill out our contact form to get an estimate.