A siding replacement project requires careful planning to ensure its success. You must not rush the procedure if you want to be sure that you’re happy with its outcome. If you don’t know where to begin, though, here are four tips to keep in mind.
1. Get Inspiration
Drive around your neighborhood, and take note of the exteriors of the homes you find interesting. Searching for home improvement websites online may also be helpful. You can also make your own imageboard that contains the collection of siding colors, textures and profiles you find most appealing.
2. Plan Your Budget
Most siding companies give free quotes. Get at least three estimates from local contractors so you can determine how much your project will cost. Make sure all estimates compare apples to apples. They should be for the same type and brand of siding, with the same details and specifications. If something is unclear, ask for clarification.
3. Hire a Contractor
When looking for a siding contractor for your project, seek the help of friends, family or neighbors for recommendations. Verify if the prospective siding contractors you’re looking to hire carry insurance and have a license. Read reviews from their past customers so you know what to expect in case you decide to work with them.
4. Prep Your Yard and the Rest of Your House
Before the siding installers arrive at your home to unload the siding panels and their equipment, you must prepare the exterior of your home. The project will proceed more smoothly and encounter fewer challenges if the area where they will be working is clear of any obstructions.
For your siding installation project or other exterior home improvement needs, turn to BSR. Call (607) 722-7221, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We provide top-notch services to homeowners in Ithaca, NY, and the rest of Tompkins County.