Perhaps your home is ready for some new siding. If you are not sure whether you should tackle this chore on your own, you should leave it to the professionals. It can seem very easy and straightforward to install your own siding. However, there are several things that can go wrong, and making one minor mistake can cause a disaster that could cost you some serious money. Here are a few of the many reasons why you should leave the siding installation to professionals.
The Tools and Time Necessary to Install the Siding
If you plan on installing siding yourself, you will need to factor in the cost of equipment and time away from work, friends, and family into your final budget. From power saws and snap-lock punches to electric drills, tape measures, and tin snips, there are several tools you will need to finish the job correctly.
Additionally, if this is your first-time installing siding, you can expect several trips to the local hardware or home improvement stores to pick up various bolts, knives, and other tools you will need to complete the job correctly. Professionals will have the skills, tools, and experience necessary to finish the job in a timely manner.
Finally, if you leave the job to a contractor, you won't have to spend hours cleaning up the mess that replacing your siding can create.
Covering the Costs of Mistakes and Future Damage
Your new siding will come with a warranty, and unfortunately, if you install the product yourself, in many instances it will void the manufacturer's warranty. This is because the manufacturer will specify that companies must be certified and licensed to handle their product. Additionally, the contractor will also often provide a warranty on their workmanship.
This means that if a piece of siding comes loose or if there is damage that is caused by the installation, the company will come back and repair the damage without any extra charges.
The Weather Can Impact Your Siding Installation
Did you know that if you install vinyl siding, the weather outside can greatly impact the length of the siding? When it is hot outside, the vinyl siding will expand, and the vinyl siding will contract when it is cold. Professionals know how to compensate for these changes and will install the siding correctly to ensure the spacing is ideal for the changes in weather.
From the potential to void the warranty to saving you time and money on purchasing tools, there are several reasons why you should leave siding installation to the professionals.