Spotting Roof Trouble Early

Spotting Roof Trouble Early

Need New Siding? What To Know When Requesting Quotes

by William Gerard

New siding on the exterior of your home won't just change the way your house looks, but it will also help to improve heating and cooling efficiency and protect the property. Start looking at siding options to see what you think will look the best to update the home, and start coming up with a budget.

When the old siding is off you may find that there is work that needs to be done to the house. You also may want to add new insulation to the property if possible. Here are things to talk with the contractors about.

New House Wrap   

The house should be wrapped when the old siding is removed. A vinyl wrap will provide extra protection on the home from:

  • Moisture damage to the building materials
  • Stop water from leaking into the home
  • Aide in air loss prevention to improve efficiency

It wasn't required to wrap houses during construction in many areas just a decade or two ago, so this is something that may have never been done to your home. 

Siding Options

There are many siding options that you can choose from, especially if you want to stick to a budget. Talk with the siding replacement and installation team about these affordable siding options:

  • Vinyl
  • Aluminum
  • Fiber cement board
  • Engineered wood

Talk with the contractors about what is the best for the weathering where you live, and get a quote for your top two choices. Choose a siding that just isn't in the budget, but that will also:

  • Improve heating and cooling efficiency
  • Withstand weathering
  • Be resistant to water
  • Withstand impact
  • Improve home aesthetic

Once you have a quote for the different siding options you're considering, and you've chosen a material, look at what is included in the quote.

The cost of new siding can be thousands of dollars. Financing for the project may be available through the contractor that you're using. You may also talk with your mortgage company about getting an equity loan on the property, or refinancing to have the work done.

If your siding is damaged and you need to have the work done quickly to protect your property, start getting quotes today. If this is something that you are using an insurance claim to pay for, be sure to have the paperwork filed and get the new siding quotes to the insurance company fast so there aren't delays.

Speak to a contractor to learn more.  


About Me

Spotting Roof Trouble Early

Do you know how to tell if you have problems with your flashing, loose shingles, or damaged tar pitch? Well, I didn't either until I experienced some of those issues on my own. One day, I realized that my roof was leaking and that I needed to find a solution fast. After contacting a professional roofing company, they were able to solve my troubles and teach me the signs of trouble. I want you to avoid the same types of hassles, which is why my blog is filled to the brim with information about roofing and home ownership. You never know, these tips could really come in handy!