Finding Siding Companies That Will Be Cost-Effective
There is an endless debate among homeowners and even builders and contractors as to what is the average cost to replace or install new siding. This question has multiple variations depending on where you look. Most people agree that the average cost of new siding installation is in the range of one thousand dollars for a small single-family home, two thousand for a large multi-family home, and three thousand to six thousand for a large commercial or industrial building.
One of the most important reasons why costs vary so greatly in the price to replace or install vinyl siding is because of the size of your home – and because of this, the number of siding materials needed. These figures are an average vinyl siding cost estimation, but this is where you should begin: a two hundred square foot home, which is slightly less than one acre, is going to require two square feet of vinyl, a two and a half-inch thick layer of paint, a quarter-inch thick layer of flashing and a sash, all at a minimum. Your other options for siding will be a two-inch-thick layer of plywood board and a layer of corrugated metal or steel.
The cost of this total cost of installing a new siding over your existing siding can range anywhere from four hundred fifty to five hundred dollars or more, depending on the length of your existing siding and the amount of flashing used. If you have the opportunity to do some “under the siding” work on your home, it will reduce your overall cost. Some of these things include caulking and flashing the sills of your home and trim surrounding walls, and staining your existing exterior trim and exterior wall. If you do this work yourself, make sure that you are following the manufacturer’s directions on how to paint and properly install the trim around your home. This is a simple and cheap way to cut down on your total installation cost, while at the same time adding extra value and character to your home.
The second reason that prices vary so greatly in replacement siding or new siding installation is because of who the siding company is. Some contractors offer the service of installing new siding, and some companies offer the service of simply replacing the siding that you already have on your home. It is highly recommended that you contact at least two different companies before making the final choice so that you can compare their quotes and services.
Once you’ve had a chance to speak with these two different companies, take the time to make sure that you can trust each company completely. You will want to hire a contractor that is trustworthy and has excellent references. Look for the following in a good contractor: Someone that is willing to give you a free estimate on all the materials needed, and someone that answer any and all of your questions, no matter how big or small they may be.
It is also important to have a good company that will install the siding professionally, and that has the tools and experience necessary to properly do the job. They should be licensed, insured, bonded, insured, and bonded, and should be a member of the National Association of Home Builders. Make sure that the contractor you choose is licensed, bonded, insured, bonded, and insured.
A good company will have the ability to customize a plan to fit your needs and budget. Make sure that they know what the process of installation will be, and know all of the details of what will be required. Ask them if they have the necessary permits to perform the installation, and ask if they have the tools you will need to complete the project.
You will also want to make sure that the company you select specializes in siding, not only in the area in which you live, but also in all of your neighboring areas. A company that only installs siding in your area may not be able to come up with an idea that they believe will be as effective as one that will be effective in many other areas. There are a variety of different options for siding, and different methods of installation, so do research on your own, and look for a company that will be able to offer you the options and information that will allow you to make an informed decision.