Your home’s siding isn’t just there to protect your home; it also improves the frontage and curb appeal of your entire household. Siding is tricky and complex to install, and that’s why you should have a professional siding contractor do it for you. But how do you pick the right team to do the job? Universal Roofing and Exteriors lists four questions you should always ask your prospective siding contractor.
1. What Material Do You Use For Siding?
Always ask what the siding is made of. Wood is an outdated material that has been replaced by stronger and more energy-efficient material, such as fiber cement and vinyl. These also have higher elemental resistance and are virtually immune to rot. Our company offers fiber cement and vinyl siding that is engineered to protect your home and look good doing it, too.
2. Do You Have Referrals or References?
Always ask your prospective contractor for their reference list. It’s also a good idea to ask about previous siding projects they did so that you have a more overreaching view of the quality of work they do. Don’t hesitate to ask their previous customers how well your prospective contractor did their siding job.
3. Do You Offer Additions and Inclusions?
Ask your prospective siding contractor what inclusions or additions they offer. Our team also installs gutters as these are necessary inclusions to completely protect your home’s siding and foundation. While our siding has strong water resistance, it’s still better if you have an efficient gutter system that draws water away from the exterior walls. It keeps your siding clean and lengthens its operating lifespan.
4. What Brand of Siding Do You Install?
Finally, make sure to ask what brand of siding the contractor uses. Our team only uses James Hardie® siding – the recognized leader in high-performance and energy-efficient siding. We’re a James Hardie Preferred Remodeler so when we work with you, you can expect top-of-the-line siding and professional installation all the time.