So you bought a home that has wood siding on it? Or maybe you have vinyl or hardiplank siding on it already and it’s damaged/needs to be replaced. You may have thought about purchasing a new home made of brick, or stone. Then you realize this is going to be 4 times more expensive than your current mortgage. Then you’re back to fixing your current siding. Don’t make the siding job to your home more complicated than it has to be. Sure, an all brick home can be appealing, but sometimes you need to work with what you have.
Hardiplank siding is the best alternative to buying a brick home.
Hardiplank siding is so durable and tough that you actually will never have to paint your home again. It does not decay or rot. Your home will look like new for years to come with hardiplank siding protecting your home’s structure. Have you ever watched those videos where a roof, or side of a home is ripped apart by a storm and blown several miles down the road? If you said yes, you did not watch a hardiplank siding home withstand the storm. This siding is so tough that it will not crumble in above average situations such as high winds.
I have yet to see a hardiplank siding job that a homeowner is unhappy about. You can tell the difference almost instantly. Hardiplank doesn’t only make your home more appealing, but protects your family inside. No leaks, no cracks.
So if hardiplank is something you are thinking about doing, there are some simple ground rules you need to follow to make sure you do not get ripped off. There are some mean hardiplank installers out there trying to feed on the uneducated homeowners. They promise the best, install a decent product, and charge you a premium price. With that being said, the best thing you can do to protect yourself, is educate yourself about hardiplank siding. Knowledge is power, and it couldn’t be more true in situations such as these.
Before you even call any hardiplank siding contractors, I suggest you surf the web for as much information about hardiplank siding as possible. This is where many homeowners fall short. They simply make an appointment to have a sales representative teach them. Sales representatives are not the people you want teaching you about hardiplank siding. You want someone who isn’t going to force you to buy something. This is where the internet comes into play. Use the search engines to find out what the best hardiplank siding is, what the worst is, what you should expect to pay, what color options you have, and what makes hardiplank siding so special. After you have learned enough that you feel comfortable enough to teach someone else, then you can begin calling contractors to schedule free estimates.
Ask the hard questions. The meetings with these hardiplank siding contractors will become more and more fun as each one comes and goes and you realize who is full of it and who isn’t. Make sure to take notes from each visit to review your best offers later. When it is all said and done, you should be completely satisfied with the hardiplank siding contractor you chose to work on your home.
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