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Frequently Asked Questions About Vinyl Siding

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Vinyl siding can provide tremendous value to a home but it’s a decision that should not be taken lightly. Homeowners who are on the lookout should keep some important factors in mind. Ask questions and do your homework before making a final decision.

This blog post will review some of the most common questions that homeowners ask about vinyl siding.

What is the Cost of Vinyl Siding?

There are a number of different factors that come into play when it comes to vinyl sidings including the size of the home, the brand, and the quality of the siding chosen. Contractor labor is another factor that you must consider. How much will it cost to install it? Does the home have vinyl siding that much is removed? Both will greatly affect the associated costs.

What is the Lifespan of Vinyl Siding?

Again, this depends on a number of factors but top brands are guaranteed to last decades. Most homes never have to replace it unless a natural disaster strikes. In fact, many brands guarantee this through warranties.

How Long Will it Take to Install?

The size of the home plays a huge factor, as well as the speed at which the contractor works. In most cases, vinyl siding can be installed in less than a month. Be wary of contractors that offer speeds that are significantly faster than their competition since they are likely taking shortcuts that risk the integrity of the installation process. Warranties provided by vinyl siding brands usually don’t cover defective installation.

Does Older Siding Need to be Removed Prior to Installation?

In some cases, vinyl siding can be installed over wood siding but most of the time the old siding will need to be removed prior to installation. If the wood siding is undamaged, then it’s okay to install vinyl siding onto it. Otherwise, it’s not possible. Be sure to ask the contractor about this prior to hiring them because it will affect the labor cost.

What Problems Can Poor Installation Cause?

If the siding is installed too tightly, then it can warp. Plus brand warranties don’t cover damage from poor installation. That’s why choosing the right contractor is such an important step. Other damages like cracking are due to poor quality products.

Are There Any Further Recommendations When Installing Vinyl Siding?

Actually, yes! Have your gutters been inspected? Since removing them is part of the installation process for vinyl siding, you can have them replaced at a fraction of the cost when combining it with the installation of vinyl siding. In fact, the only extra cost should be the cost of new gutters.

How Do I Clean Vinyl Siding?

Power wash it once every couple of years so that your home maintains its curbside appeal. Plus this removes other elements that might lead to long-term damage.

Vinyl Siding Installation in New Jersey

American Construction has expertise in vinyl siding installation throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. They offer many different color options for vinyl siding to match any homeowner’s wants or needs! If vinyl siding isn’t the siding material you want, American Construction also offers James Hardie board, cedar shingle siding, and more! Contact us or request a quote today!