Spring is a great time to repair or replace the siding on your home. But if you want your home to look its best, there are certain mistakes you’ll want to avoid making in your siding installation. A qualified siding contractor can make recommendations based on style, price, and maintenance needs and will make sure your siding is installed properly. To get a great end result, avoid the three following mistakes:
- Opting for inexpensive, low-quality siding
When examining your siding options, price should certainly come into play. But remember that you get what you pay for. If you go with the least expensive siding, you’re less likely to get a high-quality product. Even when it’s installed by a reputable siding company, low-quality vinyl siding can fade, crack, or sag in a shorter amount of time. That can lead to subsequent repairs or replacement that you didn’t plan on. To get more longevity out of your installation and have better peace of mind, you’ll want to spend a little more upfront.
- Choosing the wrong style
Vinyl siding has many benefits. It’s a low-maintenance material, doesn’t require painting, and can be made in all sorts of styles. But with so many options, you may be tempted to choose a product that, while eye-catching, doesn’t fit in with the look of your home. Neutral colors are typically a good choice, especially if you have pops of color on other parts of your house. Your siding contractor can give you suggestions about what materials will fit best with your home’s style and era.
- Not hiring a professional siding contractor
Some homeowners are tempted to go the DIY route, but this can often be a total disaster. Siding installation can be especially tricky, and if it’s not done correctly, you’ll end up spending way more down the road. Save yourself the headache and hire a professional contractor to handle your siding installation. That way, you’ll make sure it’s done right the first time and the effects will last for years to come.
When you need expert siding repair and installation, Pro Home Services is here to help. For more about siding, window, roof, or door replacement, get in touch with us today.