Siding is fast replacing exterior paint as a choice for exterior wall covering. It lasts longer, protects your home better, and is as aesthetically pleasing as a fresh coat of paint. It’s also the greener choice – not to mention energy-efficient.
Before you go ahead and get the new sidings or siding replacement for your home, there’s a few questions you need to ask your potential contractor. Century Roofing and Siding highlights four critical questions.
1. What Are My Siding Choices?
Siding comes in a range of different styles and designs, and picking the right one for your home is important both in terms of aesthetics and functionality. The siding, after all, will be the thing that’s covering your home’s frontage.
Our company offers a range of different siding choices ranging from traditional wood siding to more modern variants like aluminum, fiber cement, and vinyl siding. Each one has their own areas of expertise – wood, for example, is probably the most aesthetically pleasing choice. Vinyl, aluminum, and fiber cement on the other hand are more energy-efficient.
2. How Long Have You Been Installing Siding?
Having your new or replacement siding is critical work, and the way it’s installed actually affects the performance more than the material it’s made of. So it’s important that you ask your contractor how long have they been installing sidings.
Problems due to poorly installed siding actually manifest later in its life – in about two to three years after the actual installation. We can assure you, however, that when we do siding installation on your home, it’s backed up by considerable experience and expertise. We have served homes like yours since 1980, so you can rest assured that we’ll do the job right the first time, everytime.
3. How Long Does the Siding Project Take?
You’ll also want to know how long the actual siding installation or replacement will be. Being aware of the project’s duration will help you determine when you’ll actually pay for the project. Most siding projects require downpayment, with the rest payable after the siding is completed.
4. Does the Siding Come with Warranty?
This is another important question that you should always ask. Generally, siding already comes with a limited warranty. When we say limited lifetime warranty, this means that the warranty itself is non-transferable. If you relocate, for example, the new homeowner doesn’t get the warranty on the siding.
Keep these four questions in mind when you’re looking to hire a contractor to get your new or replacement sidings installed. Our company provides professional siding installation and replacement services throughout Ottawa, ON, and other parts of Ontario. Give us a call at 613-738-1774 to learn more about our siding services.