A Few Big Misconceptions About Having Your Siding Replaced

Posted on: 23 March 2022


So often, homeowners have their siding replaced only to realize the process is not quite what they were expecting. Thankfully, the siding company does most of the work, so your siding should turn out well even if you don't quite understand what they're doing. However, it is always nice to be informed. As such, you may want to check out the following misconceptions about having home siding replaced.

Misconception: Vinyl is the only real siding option these days.

Vinyl siding is really popular. It's affordable, easy to clean, and long-lasting. However, if you don't like the look of vinyl, you don't have to choose vinyl siding. Aluminum and wood siding are still available. And composite siding is actually really popular. Composite siding is made to look like wood, but it won't rot. If you're not sure that vinyl is right for you, discuss the alternatives with your siding contractor.

Misconception: You can only have your home re-sided in the summer.

Siding companies are not usually going to want to work in the dead of winter. However, they can and do work through the spring and fall. A little rain won't keep them from siding your home. They can cover parts of the home with protective covering as needed. And cold temperatures don't interfere with siding installation, either. There are also some real benefits to scheduling your siding replacement in the spring or fall. Your siding company may be more flexible with their scheduling because they're not as busy. And, you might even get a discount if you opt for one of last year's siding colors in the spring.

Misconception: It's best to have your siding and roof replaced at the same time.

People often do have their siding and roof replaced at the same time. This is because many companies offer siding and roofing services, and it's sometimes easiest to schedule the projects at the same time. However, if your home does not need a new roof, you can absolutely just have it sided. If it needs a roof but not siding, you can just have the roof replaced. These projects are often paired together, but only because it's convenient.

Hopefully, this article has cleared up a few common misconceptions about siding. If you have any other worries or concerns about having your siding replaced, reach out to a siding company in your town. They should be able to point you in the right direction.