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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Siding is a protective material attached to the exterior of a house or other similar structure, such as a multifamily dwelling. On a house, siding is what helps defend against weather, impacts and other intrusive elements, such as insects. It also adds curb appeal and can help homeowners express their personal home style.
We’re excited to give you a look inside the re-side project of homeowner Liz Marie Galvan of the Liz Marie Blog. Be sure to read part one of our series with Liz Marie to see her initial preparation for her re-side, including how she used the LP® SmartSide® siding visualizer tool to explore home siding ideas and modern design examples.
There are many factors to consider: the cost to put new siding on a house, hiring a siding contractor, and choosing the most durable siding available. Getting organized can be a challenge, and that’s why we’ve developed an easy to use worksheet to help you plan your re-side. It can serve as a way to organize your thoughts and start conversations with your contractor.