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Home siding – do it yourself or hire a professional MN siding company?
Homeowners considering a home repair or improvement project are often faced with the decision of whether to hire a professional or take the task into their own hands. If you’re relatively skillful with tools and have a good assortment to work with, there are probably many projects you could tackle yourself.
You painted the entire inside of your house without getting any paint on the carpet. You and your buddies may have done a terrific job putting on that new deck last summer. You built that stone fire pit with some ideas you got off Pinterest. We get it, and we’re not getting down on those who enjoy working on their homes.
But for major home improvement, some things are better left to the pros, no matter how experienced you are with DIY.
When it comes to replacing the siding on your home, it is usually a good idea to hire a professional. It is generally more cost effective, as well as more time efficient for you. Remember, a contractor will pay less for the siding materials than a consumer will, so that can offset some of the installation cost.
When you’re evaluating whether to hire a professional siding contractor to re-side your home, here are some other things to take into account.
Siding Installation: Contractor vs. DIY
If you are contemplating installing new siding yourself rather than hiring a professional to do the job, the first thing is to answer is whether you’ve done this before. If the answer is no, you might be leaning more toward working with someone who has.
The next consideration is materials. Have you evaluated your choices? Siding products differ substantially in what they provide. A professional siding contractor can run through the various options available for your home to help you make the right choice. For instance, for homes here in the Minneapolis area, we highly recommend fiber cement siding from The James Hardie Company. James Hardie siding comes in a variety of materials, and a professional at Window Outfitters can help you determine which style will fit the needs of you and your home together.
Another thing to think about is the consequences of error in installation. If you are an avid do it yourself-er, you know that with many DIY projects come mistakes. Sometimes problems are easily fixed or at the very least, easily hidden. But since you’re protecting the outside of your home, there is very little room for error. In order for a siding product to work properly, it must be installed according to the manufacturer’s specifications. In fact, some siding warranties can be voided if the product wasn’t installed according to specs.
Hiring a professional to do siding project will leave you with the peace of mind that there will not be any errors that need to be covered up or corrected. This can save you a lot of time, money, and sanity in the long run. If there is a problem with installation, the contractor – not you – is responsible for the cost of making it right.
And of course, with any home remodeling project, there comes a mess. After working hard on a project and getting the finished result you want, who really wants to clean up all the mess? The siding installation professionals at Window Outfitters in Minnesota take time to clean up everything, leaving you with a beautiful finished product. You barely had to do anything but make the decision to hire someone!
Contact the professionals at Window Outfitters in Minnesota to schedule an in-home consultation today. We can help you pick out the perfect siding products that suit you and your home’s needs.
We are a licensed MN exterior home improvement contractor, and we install James Hardie siding (and other siding products) in the entire Minneapolis metro area, including the Dakota County communities of Lakeville, Savage, and Apple Valley.
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