When the time comes to replace your siding, the thought of redoing your home’s exterior can seem overwhelming. Siding is a major investment, costing you time, money, and a little inconvenience. And these costs can feel like a pain.
But they don’t have to.
We at Dependable Home Services have been servicing the Richmond area for over 20 years, so we know how to help save you both time and money on your replacement siding. By implementing a few easy steps, you can make the replacement siding process much simpler.
Start with a Plan
Planning is the key to saving time and money on your replacement siding project. A plan sets realistic expectations and keeps your overall project on track. To make the most of your planning phase, here are a few tips to follow:
Do Your Research
Before you start your siding project, you need to know your exact needs and wants for the remodel. Having an idea of the siding material, style, or function helps you set a realistic goal for your project.
The Richmond area experiences its fair share of seasonal weather, from hot summer suns to winter winds and even ice storms. Figure out what function and benefits are essential to meeting your geographical needs.
Create an Exterior Blueprint
What do you want your exterior to look like? You likely have an overall idea of how your dream exterior looks, but that general idea can be broken down into a clear, thoughtful exterior blueprint.
You only want to replace your siding once, so set a plan. Should all of the siding be the same, or do you want a variety of siding types for accents and visual interest? Do you have a specific color scheme in mind?
Trim can sometimes come as an afterthought, but it remains an important element to your exterior’s blueprint. When it comes time to replace your siding, you often need to replace the trim also.
Establish a Budget Beforehand
It almost goes without saying, but setting a budget for your replacement siding plan is the number one way to save yourself money. If you know what you are looking for and what to realistically budget for, you can set a fair project cost for yourself.
Don’t just budget for the siding itself. Be sure to budget for:
- Type of siding
- Size of your home
- Labor/contractor cost
- Additional preparation work (from structural damage due to rot or pests)
Give yourself a budget, and stick to it. With the right siding products and contractor, you can get a solid siding replacement at an affordable cost.
Obtain the Right Products and Team
The planning of your project, while important, can only get you so far. Choosing the right siding and contractor team makes your project come together smoothly and ensures your siding performs its job properly.
Choose the Right Siding
After the research phase and exterior planning phase, you need to choose a siding that will provide your home the look and function you need. Don’t rush the process of selecting a siding. With the number of siding options available on the market today, you can find one that will serve your home well in every season and still retain its look over time.
Hire a Qualified Professional
A contractor can make or break your replacement siding experience. While an inferior contractor can make the process more stressful, the right contractor can lead you to a solution for your siding that is both functional and beautiful and can alleviate the stress of such a large home renovation project.
Take your time to research various contractors and find the one who meets your needs. You want to ensure that your contractor has:
- The proper licensing and insurance
- A reliable track record with previous clients
- A reputation of trust and dependability
- A specialization in siding installation
- Years of siding installation experience
The Dependable Home Services Way
Our team at Dependable Home Services wants to be the contractor you can rely on, which is why all of our services are backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. Your home deserves the best, so we are not satisfied until you are. And with our years of experience in replacement siding, you can be sure you will get a superior installation.
We want to help make your siding goals come to life. Contact us today at (804) 334-6839 for a free siding consultation.