Many Blue Ridge Summit homeowners turn to us when it’s time to consider replacing their siding. We answer many questions during the decision-making process, so we decided to give you some insight into the siding replacement process. Here are five things every Blue Ridge Summit homeowner should know about siding replacement.
1. Do you really need new siding?
This can be hard to determine. If your siding has small cracks or some minor hail damage, then your better course of action may be a simple repair job. However, if you have had visible cracks for some time, you very likely may have water damage hiding behind your siding. This can cause a serious problem you may not immediately see.
We can help you determine what the most cost-effective solution is. Give us a call, and we will perform a free home inspection and answer any questions you may have about what we find.
2. Is the timing right?
Were you aware that the time of year you decide to replace your siding plays a huge impact on the work’s cost and quality. You do not want to install siding during extremely hot or extremely cold temperatures. Vinyl siding will expand and contract. It is best to install during moderate temperature seasons like spring or fall. This will ensure the vinyl is in a “relaxed” state and not expanded because it is hot or contracted due to the cold.
3. Will insurance cover your job?
In some cases, yes. Was your siding damaged due to a severe storm and a tree that fell against your home? Then it is likely your homeowner’s insurance will cover the cost of replacement. It’s important to call a contractor immediately after storm damage occurs. They will identify what damages occurred and work with an insurance adjuster to determine what, if anything, is covered.
4. Should I hire a professional contractor?
Even though we all love to save money, siding replacement is a difficult job that you may want to hand over to a reliable local contractor. An experienced contractor can complete the job in significantly less time than you may be able to. They also have the necessary tools to complete the work properly and efficiently. Trusted contractors, like Bealing, Roofing & Exteriors, Inc., know the ins and outs of managing siding replacement projects.
5. What siding options are there?
This is a great question. We have many choices in siding materials to give your home a like-new look and increase it’s curb appeal. Not only do we have various siding options, but we can also help you find the perfect items like trim and shutters to complement the overall look of your home.
Call Bealing, Roofing & Exteriors, Inc. today for a no-pressure quote on your next siding replacement.