Siding Contractor Research: The Key To Successful Re-siding
If you are thinking about siding your Colorado home, you are in good company, a lot of people are choosing to upgrade their homes rather than buy new ones in the challenging buyers market of Colorado. However, because things are busy right now, finding a contractor to do the job may be more difficult than usual. Remember–who you choose to do your siding matters, even if you need to wait for a more reputable contractor to be available to do your job. This is because the success (or failure) of your siding job hinges upon who you choose. As a seasoned contractor ourselves, we at Colorado Siding have a few tidbits of advice to help you on your way. And, of course, we are always willing to do the job for you and have a long history of impeccable customer service and siding success to boot.
1) Ask friends, family, and co-workers for recommendations
Nothing beats a referral from someone who has first-hand knowledge of how the contractor communicates, how efficiently they work and why they would or wouldn’t be a good fit for your siding project.
2) Ask contractors for references
If you come up empty on friends, family, and co-workers for siding contractor advice, make a list of local contractors and contact them with requests for references. If they provide you with actual addresses, do a drive by and check out their work for yourself.
3) Ask the right questions
Getting your siding replaced is a big deal, so don’t be afraid to ask tough questions of the contractors you’re considering for the job. Have them visit your home and inspect it (inspection should be free), then ask to see their license to ensure it’s valid. Ask about warranties and if they will guarantee their work, but get it in writing. Look over their portfolio and see if they specialize in the services you need. Don’t be afraid to judge each one by their appearance, attitude and communication abilities.
4) Find Out Which Brands They Partner With
One of the most trusted siding products on the market today come from James Hardie. They make a fiber cement siding product in a nearly limitless range of styles and colors. However, if you want cedar siding, make sure the contractor you choose is actually qualified to install it.
We hope this gives you a starting point in choosing your siding contractor. For more information on siding or to schedule a preliminary consultation with us for pricing and scope review, contact Colorado Siding today!