Here in Minnesota the ‘can-do spirit’ runs high, and DIY seems to be the norm for a lot of homeowners we meet with in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. Doing it yourself is fine for some minor home maintenance and repairs, but for certain projects, what you really need is a professional. One of those projects is siding.
When it comes to siding your home, we highly recommend you hire a licensed professional siding contractor to do this.
Many people think they can get away with just having a friend or family member do it because they say they know how. But unless you and your friends are experienced siding installers, this might not be the best way to go.
Here are a few reasons why we recommend professional installation for home siding.
A Siding Contractor Can Help You Make the Right Choice
If you’ve checked into replacing the siding on your home, you have probably seen there are a lot of siding materials on the market. So what do you pick for your home? You could read articles or watch YouTube videos. Or you might ask your friends what they have on their homes. Perhaps you’ll drive around the Minneapolis and St. Paul area to see what’s popular. Or maybe you’ll just go with whatever you last saw an ad for.
All of these are reasons people choose siding, but you might as well just close your eyes and point at something. Regardless, you won’t necessarily get the siding that’s right for you, your home, and your budget. And it gets even more complicated if your home is located in an area that’s controlled by homeowner association regulations or if it’s in an historic district.
Each siding material has its pros and cons, and even with the same type of material, the quality differs from company to company. We offer our customers several siding options, and we’ve chosen to work with siding manufacturers who we believe represent the best. We’ve done our homework so you don’t have to. And because we’re experienced with installing that particular material, we’ve learned things about it that a homeowner might not be able to find out easily.
With a Professional Siding Contractor, All the Paperwork Is Handled
An experienced Minnesota home improvement contractor is familiar with documents that need to be processed; a homeowner might not know.
With everything from ordering the proper amount of siding to pulling any permits that might be required to arranging for a large enough dumpster to contain all the construction debris to filling out information required for the warranty, there is a lot of paperwork involved.
Here at Window Outfitters, we have been installing siding for quite a while and we stay on top of what needs to be done. We handle all of these things so you do not have to. That way you don’t have to deal with it and nothing gets missed.
When it’s time for new siding on your home here in the Minneapolis or St. Paul area, skip the urge to do it yourself and give us a call for a free estimate. (And watch for our upcoming article, “More on Professional Siding Installation,” for additional reasons if we haven’t convinced you yet.)