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Vinyl Siding Installers

When putting on vinyl siding, proper installation is very important since most problems with vinyl siding are caused by incorrect installation or poor workmanship. Although putting the siding on could be done by a do-it-yourselfer, most people consider it a job that is too big and too difficult to do by themselves.

Finding an installer should involve these points:

  • Referrals - the installer should give you names of people you can contact about their previous work. Also, check with the local and state business associations plus the state contractors licensing boards to see if, and what kind, of complaints there are about the installer.
  • Warranties - besides the warranties on the material, check what type and length of warranties the installer offers. Typically, a one-year contract is offered since most problems occur during the first year, but a three to five year warranty is better.
  • Get everything in writing - all warranty information, the total price of installation including labor and material (listing what types of material will be used), and the beginning and finish dates should be in the contract.
  • Certification - the installerís workers should be bonded, licensed, and insured.
  • Stability - an installer that has been in business for a while and has an office or show room is generally a safer selection than one that operates from a truck, even if the price may be a bit more. If you have a problem in the future, you will want to know where you can find the installer to discuss it.

One additional consideration: if your house has a historic or period design, an installer who specializes in older house restoration will know how to retain all the necessary architectural details needed for that specific design.

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