Replacing your home’s siding can help boost your home’s aesthetics and weather protection. As with most major home improvement projects, it is best left in the hands of the professionals, and before you even hire a contractor for the job, you’ll want to first obtain a detailed estimate. This blog post highlights a few tips to keep in mind when getting an accurate estimate.
Request Multiple Quotes
A savvy homeowner knows the importance of options. When looking for siding estimates, don’t settle for the first quote. Instead, gather multiple estimates from different contractors in your locality so you can compare and make informed decisions. Always remember that the cheapest estimate doesn’t necessarily equate to quality. A reputable contractor will take the time to thoroughly assess the work needed to ensure the estimate closely aligns with the actual costs.
Understand How Size Impacts Cost
The size of your home is a direct cost factor. Larger homes require more materials and time, which translates into higher costs. While the size of your home remains constant, be sure that the labor cost is included in the square footage pricing.
Prioritize Quality Over Short-Term Savings
Choosing high-quality siding material is a wise, long-term investment. Cheap materials might initially seem cost-effective, but could lead to more frequent repairs or untimely replacements. Higher-quality choices, meanwhile, boast longevity and ease of installation, which could ultimately reduce labor costs. We cannot stress enough the importance of investing in superior materials for your home’s exterior.
Factor in Timing to Maximize Savings
The timing of your siding project can impact costs. High-demand seasons typically result in premium pricing. Therefore, scheduling your siding project during less busy times could help you achieve cost savings. For instance, it’s quicker to schedule siding replacement during mild winter days than it is during the summer months, where the demand for home improvement is at its peak.
Ensuring Comprehensive Estimates
An accurate estimate is more than just numbers—it’s a promise of trust and reliability from your contractor. A comprehensive estimate should factor in all potential variables, like material choices, labor and timing, to mitigate the risk of surprises at the project’s conclusion. When entrusting your home’s siding project to an expert, it is crucial to demand this level of detail for peace of mind.
Updating old siding can transform the entire look of your home. The crews of Patriot Roofing LLC are skilled in every aspect of siding services, from helping you choose the perfect siding to highlight your home’s architectural style to removing the current siding and installing your new siding system. Call us at (405) 217-0473, or fill out this contact form to get your detailed estimate.