Questions to Ask Before a Siding Replacement or Installation

Siding protects your home from the external environment. The right siding installed with perfection can also add significantly to the external curb appeal of your home. Therefore it is important to spend time selecting the right contractor and the right siding material. Below is a list of questions that you must ask your siding contractor before you start with your siding replacement or installation project. 

1. About the company and other siding projects completed

Selecting the right contractor to work on your siding project is the single most important factor for a successful siding installation or replacement project. It is extremely important to work with an experienced, licensed, and insured contractor. A quality contractor has the skills and expertise to complete your project on time, with perfection, and using the minimum possible resources. Talk to the siding contractor about other projects they have worked on before. 

2. Siding options to choose from

While vinyl siding is the most popular choice among homeowners for a number of reasons like the durability and cost-effectiveness, there is a range of options available to choose from. Talk to your siding contractor about which type of siding fits well with your budgetary and aesthetic requirements. Apart from the color, style, durability, and brand, If you would like to learn about how to compare the various types of siding options, you can check out our blog post on 6 Tips to Choose the Right Siding For Your Home

3. Things to do before the project starts

Preparing for a siding installation project may require you to do a number of small things around the house to ensure minimal damage to your property like making sure your driveway is clear. You will also be required to move any outdoor furniture and equipment that could be in the way. Ask your contractor about these and other things you will be required to do in preparation for your siding project. 

4. Timelines, budget and payment schedule

An upfront discussion around project timelines, budget and payment schedules will not only give you clarity but also avoid confusion and problems at a later stage. It is strongly advised that you discuss all of these with your contractor before the start of the project and set the right expectations for both parties involved.  

In addition, do check out our list of questions to ask before hiring a home remodeling contractor. 

MW Construction has the experience and expertise to work with you on your siding replacement or installation project. We have offices in Northfield and Somers Point and service most of the South Jersey area. Contact us today for further details or estimates.

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