You have decided to replace your wood siding, but you are uncertain how to proceed. Remodeling projects require proper planning to achieve the best results. If you rush into a project, you could end up spending more than you wanted or not getting the results that you needed. The following steps can help you ensure that your siding project is an overwhelming success.
Re-Side Your Wood Siding – The Steps
Step 1: Find Inspiration
Wood siding is available in so many different styles that it can be difficult to make a decision. You may not know how many options are available or which styles you prefer unless you conduct a little research. Drive through different neighborhoods and take snapshots of homes that feature siding that you like. Go online and visit sites devoted to home design or siding manufacturers’ websites. Create a digital file of your favorites.
Step 2: Establish a Budget
Once you have decided on what you want, you will need to determine how much it will cost. Call several contractors to obtain itemized quotes. You can then establish a realistic budget for your project.
Step 3: Plan Your Route
After assessing the costs and your available funds, you may discover that you cannot complete your project right away. Dividing the project into stages may allow you to obtain precisely what you want. You might also need to review your preferences and prioritize them to help you attain your goal.
Step 4: Finalize Your Plans
Now that you have a general plan, you are ready to get specific. Make a list of everything that you have decided to include in your project, including the siding, trim, new shutters or insulation.
Step 5: Interview Contractors
You may have found one or more ideal candidates when you completed the second step. If not, make a list of additional contractors. Ask for recommendations from friends, colleagues or family members. Research the companies online to see what former customers are posting about them and what rating they have earned with the Better Business Bureau. Make a list of the best candidates and interview them. Ask for — and check — references. Do not let any contractor rush you into making an immediate decision; take a few days to evaluate each quote and each contractor.
Step 6: Prepare for the Work
Ask your contractor when your new siding will be delivered. The delivery could occur a day or two before the contractor’s crew is scheduled to arrive, and the siding is going to take up space on your lawn or driveway. Make sure that you have an area ready when your siding arrives. You may also need to prepare your home’s interior; the pounding during installation could rattle your dishes, pictures or curios, so you might want to secure any items that are precariously perched near the edge.
Alpha Roofing Installs Wood Siding
When you are ready to select a roof contractor, the professionals at Alpha Roofing would appreciate the opportunity to be considered for your siding project. We have been an industry leader in the Austin metropolitan area for more than 30 years. In addition to siding, we install asphalt shingles, chimney repair, metal roofing systems and moss and debris removal. We also offer roof repairs and many other services. Our crews are highly trained and experienced, and they share our commitment to quality work and superior customer service. You can call (512) 777-1086 to request a free quote, or you can send us the details by submitting our online form.
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