In our last blog we talked about why DIY roof replacement isn’t a good idea. That got us thinking about the other services we offer and where DIY isn’t a good idea. Immediately we knew we had to share why DIY siding replacement is just as bad an idea as replacing your own roof is.
Training, Time & Tools
Just like with a roof replacement, a DIY siding replacement requires knowledge, a great deal of time and proper tools. Different types of siding have different installation methods. All require knowledge in best practices and the manufacturer’s guidelines. If you and a friend or your spouse are planning to tackle this job alone, have you really looked into how long it will take you to hang each piece? What does that look like as far as job timeline completion? How long will your home be exposed to the elements?
Although the tool list for a DIY siding replacement is shorter than that of a roof replacement, you will need a lot of things that few homeowners have. For example, instead of a ladder you’ll need scaffolding. A nail gun is another tool you’ll likely want as well. The cost to rent or buy these items can add up quickly.
Well Installed Siding Offers Many Benefits
When your siding is properly installed, it, obviously, protects your home from the elements properly. However, it also increases your home’s energy efficiency. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you could end up spending more in heating and cooling costs that you should. Any savings you had from your DIY siding replacement will be negated in higher utility costs.
Hiring a siding company who knows what they’re doing will help ensure that your siding lasts as long as it should as well. Not only will it last, but if there is an issue with the siding itself (due to poor manufacturing), you will be eligible for their warranty which provides great peace of mind. And, of course, if there is an installation method and the siding company you hired offered an installation guarantee, you have that to fall back on.
Cooley Roofing Installs Quality Siding Too
Although we’re best known as a roofing company in Winston-Salem, we offer siding installation too. Let us provide you with a free quote for your new siding. We believe that once you speak with us and understand what you would need for a DIY siding replacement, you’ll quickly see that we’re the right choice. And, if you need it, we do offer financing. Call us today at (336) 766-6488 or fill out our contact form to schedule your no obligation consultation & quote.