Upgrading your vinyl siding is a great way to give your home a facelift. Not only does new siding rejuvenate the look and feel of your home, it also reinforces your protection from the elements. This can even boost property value.
Before tackling this project, you need to consider the essentials, from materials to labor, so you can set a realistic budget. A1 Siding and Roofing shares ways to start preparing:
Outline Your Costs
Do your research about the different siding materials available, as materials will account for 50% to 75% of your project cost. The more information you get about your possible options, the better you can stick to your budget. Other factors that will affect the cost of the siding replacement include the size of your home, the scope of your project and the amount of preparation work.
Expect the Unexpected
Siding installation may seem straightforward, but it’s actually a complex process. Once your old siding is removed, your contractor might find structural damage, like dry rot, that needs to be addressed before the new siding can be installed. This can add to your overall costs, which is why you should prepare a contingency fund. We recommend setting aside 20% of your budget for contingencies.
Include Your Budget in Your Contract
Before your project starts, make sure that you and your contractor are on the same page. Put all the costs on a written contract so you won’t stray from your original plan on how your money will be spent. Make sure you understand every detail of your project, and clarify any misunderstandings right away.
As your premier local siding contractor, A1 Siding and Roofing can help you plan your project from start to finish. We have the unmatched skills and deep experience to keep everything on schedule and on budget. Get in touch with us at (603) 627-7339 for a free estimate. We serve Manchester and the surrounding areas.