Drab, discolored, cracks, just plain blah. Does this describe how your siding looks? If so, it’s time to consider replacing your siding. Before you jump into this project feet first, know that this is a project better left to an experienced siding company. Hanging siding is an art form. Before you rush out and hire a contractor, there are a few things to consider when looking for a Hereford, MD, siding company. Follow these tips, and you’ll be enjoying your freshly-sided house in no time!
Look around your neighborhood. You can easily spot a house with new siding. Reach out to your neighbors and see who they chose to do their work with. Talk to family as well. Word of mouth is the best advertising a siding company can have. It can also be the worst. People willingly tell their experiences when it comes to contractors, regardless if those experiences are good or bad. Some of the following would be good questions to ask.
- Was the job completed on schedule?
- Were all the contract obligations met?
- How was customer service?
- Were any issues with workmanship addressed quickly and to your satisfaction?
Don’t settle on the first siding company you find. Shop around and compare pricing as well as available warranties. Not only do you want to explore the company itself, but find out who they use as a siding manufacturer and research them as well. Add to the list of companies friends and family used by doing a quick search on the internet. Call a few of the potential candidates and get some quotes. Reputable companies will fit in a visit to your home on your schedule. Compare each quote you get. Look at them as well as warranties covering their work and the siding. Beware of low-ball quotes. This is a good indicator of someone looking for a quick buck who will perform shoddy work and never be seen again.
Check reviews and get references
Ask potential siding companies for references. Go visit or drive by the homes they have completed. How does the work look? Don’t be afraid to talk to these homeowners and find out how their experience was. Another great source is to check a company’s Google Reviews. These reviews are not hand-picked by the company to appear on their website, so you’ll see the good and bad. Plus, you can see how the company responds to each review.
Get a written quote
No matter who you choose, always get a quote in writing. This quote should include job details, expectations, terms, and of course, price. Also, ask for any warranty details the siding company has on their work and warranty details from the siding manufacturer.
Replacing siding can be a huge undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be a huge headache. It all starts with hiring the right Hereford, MD, siding company. If you are looking to hire a reputable siding company, give Bealing, Roofing & Exteriors, Inc, a call. We have the expertise to do your next siding job right! Just ask our many satisfied customers.