Replacing the siding on your home is an important decision, and it’s essential to ensure you make an informed choice. An accurate estimate can help you stay within your budget for a successful project and a happy wallet.
In this post, Up and Above Contractors, LLC lists four tips for getting an accurate siding estimate.
1. Select the Right Siding Material
When selecting a siding material for your house, there are different choices to consider such as vinyl, fiber cement, wood and stone veneer. Each has its own set of benefits that should be weighed against their cons before making a final decision. Additionally, depending on where you live, certain materials may perform better than others, so your local climate should also be taken into account when selecting a material. A siding and roofing contractor can help you learn more about various external materials.
2. Calculate the Amount of Siding Needed
Measuring your exterior before requesting a quote is important to ensure your contractor will order the appropriate amount of material. It will also help you avoid wasting money and materials. A professional siding contractor can help measure your home so that their quote will reflect a reasonable price. This should also be done when shopping for quality replacement windows and doors.
3. Allocate Money for Installation Costs
Make sure to set aside money for labor costs. Siding professionals may charge differently, depending on their level of expertise, years in business, location, services and other factors. Check the breakdown of the installation costs so that you know which specific services you are paying for.
4. Establish a Budget
It’s important to have realistic expectations when establishing your siding budget. Furthermore, you must also prepare for unforeseen expenses that can pop up during your project. A professional contractor can give you a better idea of what you can expect based on the condition of your existing siding and your requirements.
If you’re looking for an experienced contractor for your siding project, turn to Up and Above Contractors, LLC. Call us at (973) 300-0636 or fill out our online form to request an estimate. We provide exceptional home improvement solutions in Northern NJ, including Sparta and Andover.