Siding Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I reside my home?
New siding will provide curb appeal, rejuvenate an older home, give it a completely new look, and significantly reduce cost for home upkeep and maintenance. It will protect the home from elements and help reduce energy costs.
How can I tell if my current siding needs to be replaced?
Signs of siding that is beginning to go bad include things like fading, chalking, separation at the seams, warping, and moisture appearing on the inside of your home.
Does all my siding need to be replaced, or just some?
Often siding problems only affect a small portion of the planks. This is particularly true for vinyl and aluminum siding, but can also be true for some wood siding installations as well. In many cases, individual boards can be removed and replaced without disturbing the ones around them. Keep in mind, however, that it can sometimes be difficult to match color on the new planks to the old ones.
What's the best siding for my home?
It is based on personal preference and budget number one. Also, keep in mind your neighborhood association regulations.
Does siding installation affect the interior of the home?
Sometimes installing the new siding may cause things to rattle and shake indoors, which may shift some pictures on your walls. Otherwise, it should be fairly un-invasive.
Do you have to paint fiber cement or Hardie plan siding?
Yes, all fiber cement products do need to be painted, however James Hardie offers Color plus siding with the color already applied to the planks, which can save time at installation and offer a better warranty on the siding material.
Is all the old siding removed before installation begins?
Ideally, no; only as much siding as can be replaced in a reasonable amount of time should be removed from your home during the installation process. This way, if the job needs to be continued over several days, your home is not left bare to the elements.
Is removing all the old siding necessary?
Removing all of the old siding is not always necessary when your home is being resided. It depends on what has been previously installed, what you are having installed now, and what shape your siding is currently in.