Installing siding doesn’t look all that complex, but it’s not something you should do yourself or trust to a handyman. Siding manufactures train installers on best practices to provide the right installation. They have the right tools and handle all the paperwork that comes with a siding installation.
We’re not saying that siding installation is as complex as other home improvements, but it requires training to do it right. If you don’t hire a trained siding company, they may not know the best practices for installation. The little money you saved by skimping on proper installation could lead to expensive repairs in the future. A siding company knows what to do when they uncover the unexpected during the siding removal process. Their knowledge and expertise is worth paying for.
Good siding companies offer a workmanship guarantee or workmanship coverage for a certain time period after your siding is installed. Someone less experienced won’t back up the work they do with a guarantee. Also, many manufacturers won’t offer warranty coverage if your siding isn’t installed by a company they trained or certified on their products.
Siding replacement performed by professionals goes more quickly than a DIY job. Siding companies have the equipment and their crews have the right training to get the job done. The workers know how to assemble the scaffolding necessary to install your siding and does it quickly. You want your home exposed to the elements and pests for a short a time as possible, so quick and professional installation is essential.
If you’re thinking about trying a DIY siding installation or hiring a handyman to install your new siding, you may want to ask yourself these four questions:
- Do I have the necessary tools to compete the job?
- Does the handyman have proper insurance and/or licensing?
- Is a permit necessary and can I get it?
- Will the manufacturer honor their warranty if I do it myself?
If you answered no to any of these questions, you may want to call a siding company for your installation. Of course, if the money you save won’t pay for any necessary repairs down the road, so you may want to reconsider your plan as well. Cooley Roofing and Construction is a fully insured siding company who provides expert siding installation. Call 366-766-6488 to schedule your free estimate for new siding today.