People use siding for a number of reasons. Some want to protect their home from the elements and see it as a more economically feasible option than brick or natural stone. Others really like the look and want to add it either for themselves or to make the home look better before putting it up for sale. But siding your home isn’t something that you should embark upon lightly.
There are all kinds of great do-it-yourself projects out there, but generally speaking, siding your house isn’t one of them unless you already have experience doing it. Instead it’s best to have your project done by an experienced Sacramento siding contractor to ensure it is done properly and protect your investment in your home.
Take a look at this Angie’s List video that talks about siding, when you might need to have siding repaired, and why you should always use an experienced siding contractor:
SACRAMENTO SIDING VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:
TITLE: Siding Your Home
ANGIE HICKS: Siding can really improve the current feel of your home. So if you’re thinking of ways to make your house more attractive if you’re thinking about selling it, it’s a great option. As well, it can help protect your home from the elements, especially if you have damaged siding or exterior house that needs protected.
If you have wood siding, you might see spots where the wood is rotting. If you have vinyl siding, it might be cracked or even fading. Usually telltale signs it needs to be replaced.
When it comes to installing siding, you should probably hire a professional. Especially if you don’t have the right equipment, because if you don’t, it could be dangerous. If you have too short a ladder, for example. Also, if you don’t know how to install it and you do so improperly, you might actually void the warranty that comes with the siding.