9 Things to consider when replacing your siding (4-6)
#4 : Can I live with 1 color for the rest of my time here?
Having met with thousands of homeowners we know there are those who can make a decision and be happy with it for decades. This type of person can handle the life-long color choice when it comes to vinyl products.
There are those who like to flow with the latest trends in home design. This type should consider wood, Everlast or fiber-cement if they want to reserve the option to change the color scheme of their home in the future.
#5 : Am I picky about shingles vs. clapboards?
Currently both options are available in wood, vinyl, or fiber-cement, but not in Everlast. You have more options for size and style with wood or fiber cement than you do with vinyl. If the size and style of your shingles and clapboards are non-negotiable, make sure you find out what’s available before wasting time getting quotes on a specific product.
In our experience, the vast majority of homeowners are open to something new and actually prefer to explore new styles and sizes. If that’s you, make your product decision on other factors and then choose a style within that product line.
#6 : What’s the condition of my current siding and sheathing?
Having been involved in several hundred siding projects over the past several years, I know that there’s usually more going on under your existing siding than expected. There is often rot, and moisture damage that is undetectable from the surface, especially with Masonite and pressed-board type products. Some companies will convince you to install new vinyl siding right over the existing. But we always recommend stripping the surface to unveil potential problems. On countless occasions we’ve saved homeowners from expensive future maintenance and complete wall rebuilding just by revealing undetected rot.
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