3 Steps for Choosing a Siding Contractor

3 Steps for Choosing a Siding Contractor

Replacing your home siding?

If you have been thinking about having the siding on your home replaced, that can be stressful. One way to eliminate that stress and make sure your home is in good hands, is to find someone who you can fully trust to do the work for you. Having your home resided can be intimidating because of all the unknowns involved. Questions like:

  • What siding works best for my home?
  • Which brand of siding fits my budget?
  • Should I use vinyl or cement fiber siding?

The questions can be nearly endless!

So what do you do? Where can you turn to? The best solution is to hire a siding contractor who can provide the best answers to your questions. The key to hiring the right siding contractor is finding someone who is not only trustworthy but also someone who has a lot of solid experience and knowledge.

Our team here at Windows Doors and More would like to help you get started as you begin that search for a siding contractor with these 3 easy steps.

Research First!

The very first step before calling any contractor is doing some thorough research. Begin by checking out the local contractors close to your home. The internet is a great way to find a contractor in your area and a quick Google search can quickly provide you with a list of websites, contact info and even reviews. It’s also a good idea to check with your friends and family to see who they have used in the past.

Think strongly about using a local siding contractor because you are not only supporting a local small business, but they will have better knowledge on which siding would be perfect for the climate and area you live in. Download this handy guide to help you remember what types of information you need to research and record before you begin the next step.

Interview Time!

Once you have come up with 3-4 potential siding contractors, it is time to start the interview process! Here are some good questions to ask during the interview:

  • How many years has the company been in business?
  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • What is the estimated time for this project?
  • What is the cost and what would the payment plan be for this particular project?
  • Do you have references?
  • What sort of warranties do you offer?
  • What type of siding do you recommend?

These are just a few of the questions you should ask when conducting the interviews. Make sure you get any guarantees and warranties in writing, as well as a quote for the project.  Contact each of the references the contractors give you and find out how the process went for their projects. This contractor research and interview handout is a great tool to use when conducting these interviews.

Make the Selection!

Now that the interviews are over, phone calls to the references have been made, and you have compared the various quotes with our budget, it is time to choose!

Choose the siding contractor who best meets the needs of what you want accomplished during for this siding project. Your choice should be made based on who fits your budget and timeline as well as who provided the best customer experience for those references you contacted.

Once you have chosen the best siding contractor you will need to meet with him to finalize and sign the contract. To protect you and the contractor make sure all the agreed upon costs and warranties/guarantees are written out and then signed.

We Can Help!

Iowa Home Exteriors hopes these steps help you in the search for a great siding contractor. Our team would love the opportunity to sit down and speak with you if you are interested in replacing your siding! If you are in the Des Moines, Iowa area, contact us today or call to set up a meeting.

We look forward to serving you!


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Comments (1) -

  • Cindy Tesler

    Cindy Tesler

    11/21/2016 4:55:49 PM | Reply

    Thanks for pointing out that picking out siding for your house can be difficult since there are so many options to choose from. You also mention that you should first do some research so that you can first decide what type of siding you need. I think it's important to choose a siding contractor that is able to show you a photo gallery of other works completed so that you can see their best works.

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