It’s springtime in the Twin Cities, and that means it’s time to start checking off items on your annual home maintenance list. If you’ve been postponing siding maintenance or replacement, now is a perfect time to think about scheduling this important project.
When it comes to siding repairs and upgrades, the first step is to hire the right siding contractor. At Anderson Exteriors in Minnesota, we believe a strong relationship with your siding contractor is the first step to beautiful siding work. That’s why we’ve put together this checklist to help you make the right decision when choosing a siding contractor for your home. Check out this guide and then give us a call to get started on your summer siding project!
Communication is Key
What does it take to make a great siding installation and replacement company? Of course, quality workmanship should be at the top of your list. But a strong relationship between the homeowner and the contractor is essential.
Any contractor can show up and do the job. But a good contractor will walk you through the process first so you know exactly what to expect and help you choose the right siding materials. As your siding project gets underway, your contractor should be there to keep you updated every step of the way.
To pick the best siding contractor for the job, follow this checklist:
✔ Check out their previous work.
A good, well-established contractor will have a portfolio available to show off their past projects. These can typically be found on their website or on the contractor’s social media pages. You can check out our portfolio here.
✔ Read their online reviews.
What are other homeowners saying about your contractor? If you can’t find any online reviews of their services, this is a red flag. You can often learn specifics about what to expect during the repair or installation process from a contractor’s online reviews in addition to finding out about the quality of service you’ll receive. To see our top reviews, check out this page.
✔ Find out what brands they work with.
An experienced and knowledgeable contractor will choose products that look great and come with a strong reputation they’re happy to stand behind with quality workmanship. And many of the best construction manufacturer brands require additional training and certification for contractors to carry their products. At Anderson Exteriors, we work with some of the best brands in the industry, with high-performing products from manufacturers like LP SmartSide, Hayfield, Parco, and Mastic Home Exteriors.
✔ Ask about warranty and insurance claims.
Part of what makes a good contractor stand out above the competition is how they respond to warranty and insurance claims. Before settling on a siding product, be sure you understand the product warranty and whether it covers workmanship, normal wear and tear, faulty products, and other issues. Additionally, find out what type of maintenance is required for the contractor and manufacturer to honor a warranty claim. Once you understand the warranty process, ask your siding contractor how they handle insurance claims in case you ever need to file one.
✔ Find out if they offer free quotes.
While it’s true that there are plenty of unlicensed contractors on the Internet who are more than willing to give you a cheap deal on siding contractor services, many ask for payment upfront and then keep adding to your bill. Don’t fall for this scam when you can get a free, no-obligation quote on siding replacement services from Anderson Exteriors.
✔ Check out their bio.
Be sure to look up the company’s “About Us” page to find out how long they’ve been in business. You can also find out about the company’s history by reading their history and finding out what brands they carry. Be sure to make sure they have a professional license and insurance credentials.
At Anderson Exteriors, we’ve been serving Twin Cities homeowners since 1987 when our founder Kevin Anderson set out to provide quality craftsmanship at an affordable price. We offer a complete range of home improvement services besides siding replacement including roofing services, gutter repairs, window replacement services, and even storm damage repair. To learn more about what we can do for your home, give our contractors a call.
Contact Our Twin Cities Siding Contractors
Once you’ve checked out a company’s basic information, it’s a good idea to schedule a consultation. This gives you a feel for the culture and customer service of a contracting company and an opportunity to ask any important questions you may have. Additionally, get a project estimate and ask for a timeline.
Are you thinking of replacing the siding on your Twin Cities home? To get your consultation and free estimate, give us a call at 763-323-0970 or contact us online today. We look forward to working for you!