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Siding FAQs

When it comes to Siding FAQs, we suggest working on your curb appeal. Windows and doors should follow. After this, we can do the roofing, soffit and fascia. Finally we can finish up with the gutters if needed. 

Siding FAQs

What home exteriors projects should be done first?

Why would I want vinyl siding on my home?

Tan Siding white trim with new fascia, Siding FAQs in NH and MEVinyl siding looks terrific. It looks just like wood down to the grain.

Putting strong, durable vinyl siding on your home means that you will never ever have to paint your home again, and it comes in a wide variety of colors, textures and patterns.

Since vinyl siding is installed with insulation right over your existing exterior, it adds insulating properties and can significantly lower your utility costs. With our system, you’ll significantly increase both sound and thermal insulation properties and save money on heating and cooling costs.

Is vinyl siding a good investment?

When compared to anything else; wood, brick or stucco, vinyl siding is an economical alternative that’s growing in popularity around the country for homes of all sizes and styles. Since is requires little maintenance to keep its good looks, vinyl siding can also increase your homes real-estate value. Should you decide to sell your home years after you have purchased new vinyl siding, you can expect to recoup a  substantial percentage of the total job cost.

What surfaces can you side over?

We can typically side over existing wood and tile surfaces. If the home has existing vinyl or metal siding (either steel or aluminum), we will remove that material before residing the house with new vinyl.

How long does it take to install siding?

This question has many variables that affect the answer. How flat the ground is, as well as the amount of surrounding landscape greatly affect prep time. The number of stories of the house, as well if the existing siding must be removed also dictates the time on the job. One of the most significant factors is how “cut up” a job is. ”Cut up” refers to how many corners, windows, gables, offset areas, and tie-ins must be negotiated. And we can never forget mother nature. Rain, and especially windy days can stop production.

In what direction should the laps go?

As with all design questions, this is ultimately left up to the homeowner. There are some established schools of thought. One is from the perspective of curb appeal. When you are driving on your street into your driveway, the laps should not be seen. With common paths of travel, such as from rear entry doors of decks, one thought is to have the laps not visible when leaving the house. Ultimately, the laps will be visible from one perspective. It is suggested to have them visible from the perspective with the least travel, and the direction that makes the homeowner happy.

Are there different grades of siding?

Yes. The most common difference in grades is based on thickness of the panel itself. The thicker the panel, the more premium it is often considered. More vinyl generally (not always) equates to a stiffer panel that will hang straighter, lock tighter, and be more impact resistant. Panel design is a crucial factor as well as thickness. There are other differences in siding as well, such as color selection and availability, styles and profiles, and warranties.

What accessories are available?

Accessories include trim, such as corner posts and fascia; soffit, the panels that go under you eaves; gable vents and fixture mounts; J-channel, which is installed around the windows. All accessories are available in colors to match your vinyl siding, Or choose accessories in complementary colors to give your home a more distinctive look. Accessories are carefully crafted to make the installation on your home look professional, while offering you the low maintenance case of vinyl.

How long will vinyl siding last?

For as long as your home is standing. In fact, our manufacturer warranties it for a lifetime. The warranty is even transferable when you sell you house. We also guarantee the insulation.

Is it more expensive to install vinyl siding than it is to paint?

Initially, yes. But you only have to install it once. You repaint every few years. Your vinyl siding will more than pay for itself over time in the money you’ll save on repainting and on utility bills, and if you sell your home, vinyl siding can increase the selling price.

Will vinyl siding look as good years from now as it does today?

Vinyl siding is designed to give your home a beautiful look that endures. Durable construction means that our vinyl siding will stand up to the elements, no matter what type of climate. Over the years, you will not have to worry about additional upkeep costs because vinyl siding will not rot, peel, warp or harbor insects like wood.