You’re ready to start the process of re-siding your home, but what’s the first step? Hiring a contractor can help you navigate the process with ease as you weigh house siding options and cost. Your contractor will introduce you to the steps to re-siding a house and more, and the best siding contractors will stick by your side every step of the way.
In this hiring a contractor checklist you’ll find expert guidance in connecting with the right contractor for your re-side project, including questions to ask and quick tips. Let’s get started!
You might be wondering “How do I hire the right contractor, and what does the right contractor look like?” Use this step-by-step checklist to help you find a siding expert who will partner with you, work with your budget, and help you achieve a look for your home you’ll love.
Before you hire a contractor for re-siding, there are a few questions for contractors that will be helpful during your initial conversations. Starting conversations about the following topics can be useful for hiring the right contractor and getting the look you want for your home.
Use these conversation starters in step three of the how to hire a contractor checklist above.
When you’re re-siding your home, you’ll want to choose a product that is durable, versatile and beautiful. LP SmartSide engineered wood siding checks all the boxes and more. Available pre-primed or in 16 prefinished colors, LP SmartSide Trim & Siding is made with the SmartGuard® process, which gives it four components of protection to resist hail, wind, moisture, fungal decay and termites. It’s also easier to install than other siding materials, which means your contractor may be able to complete your re-side faster.
Check out our trim and siding product page to explore our variety of timeless, durable LP SmartSide offerings you can request your contractor use on your home.
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If you have decided to tackle a re-side project, you will be faced with the choice of your home’s exterior color. While durability, workability and efficiency are all critical benefits to you as a homeowner, the most outward facing choice you will make during your building project is the color. Choosing the right color for your home can seem like a big task and with color decisions to make beyond siding, like trim and other exterior accessories, it can be difficult to determine what you want. We’ve compiled a list of siding color ideas to help you find the color scheme that’s right for you.
If you’re currently in the midst of a remodel or are considering future renovations for your home’s exterior, color is one of the most prominent decisions you will have to make as a homeowner. LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding comes in both primed and prefinished options to suit a variety of needs. Not sure which is the best option for you? Read on to discover the benefits of each so that you can re-side with confidence.
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