Five Things you Need to Know Before Hiring a Siding Contractor
With all the horror stories about construction projects that go wrong because something the contractor did, it’s no wonder that homeowners become so stressed out when it comes time to bring in a contractor to do the job right, on time and for a fair price.
When it comes to siding your home, there can be no room for error, as siding is perhaps one of the most important protective layers on your home. What can you do to make sure you’re bringing in a trusted professional to do it right?
1) Ask friends, family and co-workers for recommendations
Nothing beats a referral from someone who has first-hand knowledge of how the contractor communicates, how efficiently they work and why they would or wouldn’t be a good fit for your siding project.
2) Ask contractors for references
If you come up empty on friends, family and co-workers for siding contractor advice, make a list of local contractors and contact them with requests for references. If they provide you with actual addresses, do a drive by and check out their work for yourself.
3) Ask the right questions
Getting your siding replaced is a big deal, so don’t be afraid to ask tough questions of the contractors you’re considering for the job. Have them visit your home and inspect it (inspection should be free), then ask to see their license to ensure it’s valid. Ask about warranties and if they will guarantee their work, but get it in writing. Look over their portfolio and see if they specialize in the services you need. Don’t be afraid to judge each one by their appearance, attitude and communication abilities.
4) Ask about waste removal
You don’t want your home to be cluttered with materials that could create a safety hazard for you and your family. Despite the fact that it’s a fairly major project, don’t feel like you can’t be comfortable in your home while it’s being worked on. Ask the contractors how they remove waste and if they minimize the noise and clutter.
5) What materials do they use
One of the most trusted siding products on the market today come from James Hardie. They make a fiber cement siding product in a nearly limitless range of styles and colors. However, if you want cedar siding, make sure the contractor you choose is actually qualified to install it.
Hiring a siding contractor
Treated wood, vinyl, fiber cement and cedar – at VIS Exterior, we’ve got the expertise to tackle any siding project. We’re licensed, insured and we have many references for you to check to prove that we’re the siding contractor for you.
We’ll come to your home and do a free inspection of your current siding. If it only needs repaired, we can do that for you, but if a replacement is in order, we will do it with total efficiency and respect for your living environment. Contact us today and schedule your inspection.