The First-Time Renovator’s Guide to Re-Siding Their Home

A re-siding project isn’t something into which you can easily rush. Your siding, after all, is one of the most prominent parts of your exterior. And, any design mistake with your siding will stand out – and not in a good way. So, it’s important to follow the below best practices when picking siding.

A re-siding guide by Ridgeline

 

Look for Some Real-Life Inspiration

Your siding has a large impact on your home’s curb value, which is why, for your preliminary research, you should focus on the color scheme of your new siding. Doing research on Pinterest is a good start, but don’t stop there; you need to see what these color schemes look like in real life. Pictures, after all, can be digitally altered.

Take a drive through nearby residential areas. Lighting can affect the visual impact of a particular color scheme, so be sure to visit neighborhoods at different times of the day.

Find Out Which Material Is Suited to Your Area’s Climate

Once you’ve settled on a color scheme, find out which type of siding is best suited to your neighborhood’s climate and your home’s needs. If, for example, you live near the beach, aluminum siding would be a reasonable option; aluminum is resistant to corrosion and rust stemming from exposure to salt air. Or, if you’re looking for cost-effective siding with a wide variety of design options, vinyl siding comes in different shades and hues.

If you’re unsure about which type of siding is the right one for your home, consult one your local siding or commercial roofing contractors.

Ask for Estimates

Some siding materials are more expensive than others, however. To make sure you stay within budget and get the best possible deal, ask for estimates from your local contractors; most give them out for free.

Choosing a Contractor

Lastly, to ensure your new siding will be installed properly, make sure to only hire a certified contractor.

Ridgeline Construction Roofing & Exteriors, one of the state’s top metal roof coatings contractors, offers a wide variety of siding options. We’re a family-owned contractor with an A+ rating from the BBB. To get a free estimate, call us at any of these numbers: (256) 801-3037, (251) 725-5799, (850) 637-8891 or (850) 250-2777. You can also fill out this form.

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