In this blogpost, the author discusses the benefits of replacing your home's siding and how it can increase its overall value. They go into detail about the different materials available for siding replacement, such as vinyl, fiber cement, and wood, and the advantages of each. The author also gives tips on how to choose the right siding replacement contractor near you, including checking their reviews. Overall, the post highlights the importance of siding replacement as a worthwhile investment in your home. What bis siding replacement? All siding that is on the market today is bound to fail, especially if you fail to maintain your paint and caulking on your home. Why is it important for maximizing home value? it is important to maximize your home value so you do not bring down home value in the whole neighborhood. The benefits of siding replacement: the benefits of siding replacement are: you get to inspect what's underneath the siding to assure there is not hidden damage to your home. Common types of siding materials: The most common types of siding materials include vinyl siding, fiber cement siding; ie; James Hardie, A variation of real wood products, And a Variation of synthetic wood products such as LP products. Assessing Your home's siding; Signs that your siding needs replacement. Some tell tail signs that your home's siding needs replacement are signs of waterdamge which include buckling and swelling. look at your trim boards to see if they are coming apart and if they are thicker in certain areas. How to assess the condition of your siding: look for swollen areas around nail heads and broken corners on butt joints. Common issues with old siding, this is determined by product and you must get a qualified expert to asses the situation. Choosing the right siding replacement. Factors to consider when choosing new siding: you have to consider the fact that All manufactured siding is deemed defective. Popular siding materials to choose from: There are many types of siding on the market today, its all going to depend on the look your going for. The benefits and drawbacks of each material: Natural wood is by far the best choice for new siding as if it is properly maintained it will last for 75 years plus. The rest of the options give you typically a lifespan of about 15 to 20 years if you maintain it properly. How to choose the best siding for your home: take the time with your contractor to choose the right siding for your home. ask for samples, do not just sit through a product demo where they put some lights on the product to show you how effective the product is as that is not an accurate sign of performance. Hiring the right contractor: why its important to hire a professional for siding replacement: if you hire a large company, they are just going to seek out the smaller company that is the expert anyways, so why not go right to the source and hire the small guy in the first place? How to find a reliable contractor, ask for references, and read reviews. Questions to ask before hiring a contractor: are you insured? Can you provide references? How to compare quotes and choose the right contractor: when searching for the best price available, your looking for disaster. Preparing your home for siding replacement. You are going to have to be prepared to spend at least 20 thousand dollars, if not more. What to expect during the siding replacement process: there will be a mess however, your contractor should magnet the whole yard afterwards to ensure that no nails are left behind, there is no guarantee that a nail or 2 may be missed and left behind. If you have ever dug in your yard, chances are you will find an old soda can, a plastic bag, nails, screws, or even an old box buried in your yard from the building process. noone is perfect. How to prepare your home and yard for the project. The sign of a great contractor that really cares about you and your home is that while working with certain materials, they will lay down a tarp, or blanket on the ground at the cut station so there is not debris all over the place, but once again, noone is perfect. What to do during the installation process: talk to your contractor if you have any questions or concerns, do not act crazy, as this gets nowhere but a few people who are acting foolish. What to expect after the installation is complete: you should expect a quality job, unless you are being a bully and trying to control the process and direction of the job, especially when the contractor is away and you are trying to get his workers to do something other then what the expert has directed his workers to do, do not even talk to the workers, direct all questions and comments to your contractor. In conclusion: The benefits of siding replacement for your home's value: it should increase by two fold for every dollar you spent on the job. The importance of hiring a professional contractor: they know where to get the right people for the job, however, noone is perfect and mistakers happen. How to choose the right siding material for your home, it is going to depend on the look you are going for. How to prepare your home for the installation process: keep your dog in the home during construction, and ask if the contractor is going to magnet the yard, and if they will lay down plastic while they cut the material.