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Questions to Ask your Siding Contractor

The decision to install any type of siding to your home is an extremely important decision that will have a huge affect on the value of your home. Your house is very likely your most valuable asset and the selection of a qualified professional contractor is of the up most importance.

Take a few minutes to review these questions with the contractor. Take the time to make your decision wisely. You won’t be sorry that you did.

The contractor that you select is likely an independent business person and the manufacturer of your siding cannot directly endorse or guarantee his workmanship or integrity.

Question1: Are you a full- time siding contractor or do you normally do other type of construction?

Question 2: Do you specialize in the type of siding you are going to install on my home?

Question 3: Will there be a crew on the property or will you be working alone?

Question 4: How experienced is your crew? Are they all licensed?

Question 5: Are you licensed, certified, insured and bonded? Ask to see their credentials and contact their insurance company to make sure that they are fully covered.

Question 6: How long have you been in business? Don’t automatically discount a contractor because they haven’t been in business long but make sure you hold them to the same standard as the others you interview.

Question 7: Are you in good standing with the better business bureau? Instead
of asking them directly, you can always check for yourself.

Question 8: Do you provide a detailed, written estimate of materials that will be needed and a completion schedule?

Question 9: Do you provide homeowner references and photographs of completed jobs? If so, you should check them all.

Question 10: Do you provide a complete, written guarantee of your work and materials?

Question 11: Do you offer a manufacturer’s warranty?

Question 12: (If installing Vinyl Siding), Do you use (VSI) Vinyl Siding Institute certified siding products?

Question 13: Can you show me manufacturer lien wavers?

Question 14: Do you comply with state and local licensing laws?

Question 15: Do you service your own work?

Question 16: Are you aware of any permits that will be necessary for this job? If so, will you be obtaining those permits and will there costs be included in the estimate?

Question 17: What type of underlayment, if any, will you be installing underneath the siding? Beware if the contractor claims that an underlayment isn’t necessary.

Question 18: What type of water barrier will you be installing underneath the siding? Again beware if the contractor claims that it isn’t necessary.

Question 19: What is the grade of the product that you will be installing? (Vinyl siding comes in different thicknesses and some have better chemical make-ups than others. Premium vinyl should have a thickness of at least .044 inches. Siding made of so called virgin vinyl has more of the additives that causes it to be more flexible)

Question 20: Is all trim and accessories included in the estimate?
Every good siding installation starts with a good contractor. Never be afraid to ask questions. Beware of the salesperson that comes to your door or calls you on the phone. Salespeople may not intend to “rip you off” but only a qualified contractor can give you a true sense of what is involved in doing the job right. Make sure that before you agree to anything that you get it all in writing and never pay for the entire job up front. Remember to check references and if possible go find a job that the contractor has done to see it in person.
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