It makes sense to have questions before you make your replacement siding purchase and schedule an installation. After all, your siding is not only one of the most key elements of your curb appeal, but it helps to protect your home from the elements. It’s always good to do your due diligence in researching what goes into your home so that you can rest confident. But what questions should you ask? Here are some of the questions Quad Cities homeowners ask us at Mainstream Home Improvements most often.
Do I Have To Paint My Replacement Siding?
Replacement siding comes in a wide variety of colors and styles, so you should be able to find something for your home without having to paint it once it’s installed. Vinyl siding, such as our Charter Oak Elite System, is durable and weather resistant, and far less likely to fade. Charter Oak siding comes in 14 standard colors with 8 deeper and richer colors to help you find the perfect color for your home. Prodigy siding offers an engineered alternative that combines the best parts of wood siding with added durability and low maintenance, so the classic or contemporary colors there are also likely to last.
Why Vinyl Siding?
Wood siding certainly has a timeless elegance, but with that comes heavy maintenance. When exposed to moisture and humidity over time, wood can swell, rot, or contort. Vinyl siding has come a long way over the years. These days, it can take on the look and texture of wood on the surface while still providing the strength of PVC. Vinyl won’t rot, swell, or peel away from the house due to heavy rains. It also holds color for longer so you likely won’t have to repaint your vinyl siding once it’s installed.
What Do I Need To Do To Prepare For Siding Installation?
Before your siding installation, make sure you take down anything that might be hanging on the interior walls. On the exterior, you may want to trim shrubs and trees that have overgrown or take steps to prepare your garden. It’s up to you whether you want to stay in the home during the installation or get away while the work is done. If you choose the latter, make sure to leave contact information with the project manager so they can reach you if needed.
Have any more questions about replacement siding? We’re happy to help. Contact Mainstream Home Improvements today for more information or to set up a free estimate for your own siding installation.