Fiber Cement Siding vs. PaintingIf you would like to put an end to the vicious and expensive paint and wood repair cycles every 3-7 years to repaint and repair your home, then new HardiPlank® Siding by U.S. Windows & Exteriors just be might a great solution!. There are several options when it comes to chosing a new siding for your home, however, fiber cement siding by James Hardie is one of the best investments a homeowner can make.
HardiPlank® siding is durable, insect and termite resistant, will never rot and can be painted any color you choose. It offers a “happy medium” between expensive real wood siding options and less expensive vinyl siding. With the cost of re-painting a house approaching $4,000 every five years on average, properly installed fiber cement siding can bring significant savings to a homeowner who will own his/her home for the long term. Call U.S. Windows & Exteriors with any questions you may have about re-siding your home, we’ll be happy to help! 770-217-1229.
Hiring a ContractorFinding a reliable and honest home improvement contractor can sometimes prove to be time consuming and difficult task. With so many contractors in the market place and each making different claims, which one would be best suited to handle your project? According to the Better Business Bureau, home improvement contractor complaints are the second leading type of complaint filed by consumers throughout the nation. The chances of selecting the wrong contractor can be great, not to mention disasterous!
We understands how important your home is to you and we have taken the liberty to hopefully help you in selecting the right home improvement contractor. Here are a few tips and suggestions on how to find the right home improvement contractor:
Above all, do your homework:
- Ask to see and verify state licensing
- Don’t always settle for the lowest priced company. Make sure to focus on quality and value. Remember, you only do this once and it should be done RIGHT, the first time!
- Is the contractor a member in good standing with the Better Business Bureau, NARI and other pertinent organizations?
- Verify that your contractor is insured.
- Ask for detailed description and scope of the estimate to be provided.
- Ask LOTS of questions!
Once you’ve found a couple of potential contractors, don’t forget to ask yourself the following questions—
- Does their work portfolio fit your needs?
- Does the contractor ask questions to better understand your needs and budget?
- Can you trust the contractor to meet your expectations?
- How busy is their schedule?
- Does the contractor listen to your needs and concerns? Or will you in the end be working with someone who doesn’t necessarily take your concerns in to consideration?
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