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What to Consider When Replacing Your Siding

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Replacing your siding is the best way to give your home exterior a top-to-bottom makeover. With the right product, you can also improve your home’s long-term weather resistance and energy efficiency.

Replacing Your Siding

In properly planning for your next siding project, Elite Construction & Roofing, your reputable siding contractor, recommends focusing on the following factors:

Budget

New siding can be a significant expense. Apart from knowing how much you’re willing to spend, you should outline all of the expenses to create a realistic budget. The materials affect most of the project cost, as well as the labor charge. Also, it’s best to prepare for contingencies to easily fund any additional work without stalling the job.

Architecture

Think about your home’s architecture when choosing your siding material to accentuate its unique character. Aiming for authenticity isn’t always required; if wood is your home’s historically accurate exterior cladding material, consider a decay-resistant alternative that mimics its appearance to minimize maintenance.

Any experienced siding company would attest that James Hardie® fiber cement siding is one of the better substitutes for traditional wood. Unlike genuine timber, fiber cement is impervious to moisture, fire and pests.

Local Climate

Beyond the siding itself, look for a product that includes complementary components, such as weather barriers. Not all siding systems are suitable for every climatic variables, though. Fortunately, the HardieZone® system guarantees siding products engineered for your region’s specific climate.

Window Capping

The removal of your old siding panels might damage the capping of your windows. This is more likely to happen if you hire an inexperienced installer. We suggest completing your siding and window replacement projects at the same time to avoid recapping your units twice. The execution of these two home improvements can be done efficiently with a general contractor proficient in both jobs, like Elite Construction & Roofing.

Warranty

Comprehensive and lengthy product warranties add more value for your money. After all, you need assurance that your new siding system can stay beautiful and structurally sound for a long period of time. James Hardie offers some of the most powerful siding warranties in the industry. Their products come with a 30-year, non-prorated warranty, while their ColorPlus® Technology finishes are guaranteed not to peel, chip, or crack for 15 years.

Let Elite Construction & Roofing help you plan your project. We’re fully licensed, insured, bonded and a proud member of the James Hardie Contractor Alliance Program. To talk about your siding replacement needs, call us at (720) 606-6566 to schedule your FREE consultation in Thornton, Lakewood, or Golden, CO.

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