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TIPS ON BUYING EXTERIOR SIDING

 

Remodelling your home's exterior is always an exciting time. And, one of the most popular exterior remodels people like is to redo their home's siding. 

 

The trouble is, it can be confusing to know how to buy the right exterior siding panels for your home. After all, there are so many options to choose from!

 

If you're looking for exterior siding ideas, tips, and more, keep reading. This guide breaks down how to buy exterior house siding like a pro.

 

Get the Best Deal

  • The first tip you want to be aware of is to make sure that you are really getting the biggest bang for your buck. One way to ensure you do this is to actually remove the old siding and replacing it. 
  • The other option is to place the new siding over top of the old siding. However, this ends up making your home look strange. As a result, you may end up having to replace doors and windows, adding to your total building costs.

 

Hire Professionals

  • While it can be tempting to try to DIY your home remodel, this is a big mistake. When you remodel your home on your own, you run the risk of making a mistake that can make the home look strange or, worse be structurally unsound.
  • When you hire a professional contractor, you know that you're getting support from a team with years of experience and special skills in installing your siding. They'll know how to get it to look perfect while supporting your home correctly. 

 

Shop Smarter

  • One way to shop smarter is to ask your contractor questions. You'll need to ask for price estimates that include everything including materials, teardown, and disposal. 
  • On top of that, be sure to ask your contractor about their warranties. You want to make sure that your siding will last and that you're investing in siding that will keep your home looking beautiful for years. 

 

Extend the Lifetime of Your Siding

  • Did you know that there are a few quick tips that you can use to make your siding last longer? Using caulking, insulation, and sealing can help prevent water from getting into the siding and causing damage. 
  • By making sure that you properly monitor the repair and maintenance of your siding, you can help ensure that it lasts for a long time. Scheduling regular maintenance is a great way to extend the life of your new siding job.  

 

Install Your New Exterior Siding

 

With this guide to buying exterior siding, you're ready to start remodelling and updating your home. Pretty soon, your house is going to look brand new. 

 

If you're ready to install siding in your home, the team at Coastline Development can help. Give us a call, and let's get to work creating the perfect home exterior!

 

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