Has the time come to consider replacing your home’s siding? Have you recently inspected your siding only to find some cracks or areas that are warped? It may be a very good time to think about addressing these issues with a siding replacement. Are you curious about the process? Here are five things to consider for your potential siding replacement.
1. Do you need new siding?
There is a difference between needing siding repaired, and needing siding replaced. If your siding has simple cracks or small holes you may be able to repair these issues on your own. You can also contact a local siding contractor to assess the damage for you, and they can either make the repairs or recommend if you need to do a siding replacement.
Another thing to take into consideration is the age of your siding. As siding ages, the color fades, making it difficult to match up with newer siding. Replacing your siding adds to your home’s curb appeal and resale value.
2. Is it the right time?
Believe it or not, some times of the year are better for siding replacements than others. This has to do with how vinyl siding reacts to extreme heat and cold. Moderate temperatures tend to be the best time to have siding installed, making fall and spring the best time for this project.
3. Will insurance cover the replacement?
Was the siding on your home damaged due to a hailstorm or fallen trees? Making a few phone calls is important. First, call a trusted local siding contractor to assess the damage, particularly from a fallen tree. A knowledgeable contractor will also be able to tell if damage has occurred from recent storms in the area. Second, call your insurance company to see if the damage is covered under your homeowner’s insurance.
4. Should I hire a professional?
Saving money is always foremost on everybody’s mind. Siding replacement may look like an easy job on the surface, but it can be complicated. There are many advantages to hiring a skilled siding contractor for this job. These include having the right tools for the job, access to materials at a lower rate, and the ability to complete the job quickly and efficiently with few if any mistakes.
5. What are your siding options?
This is a great question. There are various materials to choose from, with vinyl being the most common. There are also different styles of vinyl siding to choose from. And the sky’s the limit when it comes to color choices. Siding contractors will have multiple samples and color swatches to help you choose the right look for your home.
Siding replacements can be a big job with a number of things to consider. If you are looking for a trustworthy local siding contractor, give Bealing Roofing & Exteriors a call. Let’s talk about the possibilities for your home.