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Services include residential siding, wood siding, siding repair, vinyl siding, aluminum siding and composite siding. Brands include CertainTeed and Durabilt...
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Why Trust Diamond Certified Siding Contractors Rated Highest in Quality?
New home siding installation services in Alameda County including Oakland, CA.

This home is being prepared for new exterior siding installation by a Diamond Certified siding contractor. You'll feel confident choosing among the Alameda County siding contractors listed above because each has been rated Highest in Quality and has earned Diamond Certified. Read the following articles for more tips on hiring and working with a siding company in Alameda County. Photo: IRC All Siding (2012)

By DIAMOND CERTIFIED PROGRAM STAFF WRITERS
Topic: Finding High Quality Home Siding Contractor in Alameda County

OAKLAND — You are the customer. If your goal is to choose a siding contractor that will deliver high customer satisfaction and quality, you’ll feel confident in choosing a Diamond Certified siding company. Each has been rated Highest in Quality in the most accurate ratings process anywhere. And you’re always backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. Here’s why the Diamond Certified ratings and certification process will help you find a top-rated siding contractor and is unparalleled in its accuracy, rigor and usefulness:

1) Accuracy: All research is performed by live telephone interviews that verify only real customers are surveyed, so you'll never be fooled by fake reviews.

2) Statistical Reliability: A large random sample of past customers is surveyed on an ongoing basis so the research results you see truly reflect a Diamond Certified company’s top-rated status.

3) Full Disclosure: By clicking the name of a company above you'll see the exact rating results in charts and read verbatim survey responses as well as researched articles on each qualified company.

4) Guaranteed: Your purchase is backed up with mediation and the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee, so you can choose with confidence.

Click on the name of a Diamond Certified company above to read ratings results, researched articles and verbatim customer survey responses to help you make an informed decision.

More than 200,000 customers of local companies have been interviewed in live telephone calls, and only companies that score Highest in Quality in customer satisfaction–a 90+ on a 100 scale–as well as pass all of the credential-based ratings earn Diamond Certified. By requiring such a high score to qualify, the Diamond Certified program eliminates mediocre and poorly performing companies. Read detailed information about the ratings and certification process.

How to Choose
Choosing a Good Residential Siding Contractor in Alameda County
Shingle siding, including wood and laminate shingles, is a popular choice.
Vinyl shingle siding updates the look of a home. Photo: IRC All Siding (2012)

The exterior of your home provides several contributions to your home. It affects the curb appeal of your home and also functions as a barrier between the extremes of weather and your possessions.

By choosing a quality siding material and an experienced siding contractor professional to install it, you will protect the interior of your home, increase the energy efficiency of your home, and increase your home's market value.

While finding and hiring a professional siding contractor may take time and energy, the final result will be well worth the effort....

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The exterior of your home provides several contributions to your home. It affects the curb appeal of your home and also functions as a barrier between the extremes of weather and your possessions.

By choosing a quality siding material and an experienced siding contractor professional to install it, you will protect the interior of your home, increase the energy efficiency of your home, and increase your home's market value.

While finding and hiring a professional siding contractor may take time and energy, the final result will be well worth the effort.

Important Factors to Consider When Hiring a Siding Contractor in Alameda County
The type of siding on your home should highlight the character and design of your home. You wouldn't, for example, install vinyl siding on a Victorian home or expensive redwood siding on a home that is exposed to the elements of the sea.

When shopping for siding, pay attention to its condition. It is time consuming and expensive to repair or replace siding. Climate affects the lifespan of siding. Siding can also require restaining and periodic painting. Furthermore, some types of siding can crack through contraction and expansion.

These are four good reasons to replace siding:

  • To change the appearance of your home and change its desirability
  • Increase the future resale value by extending the life of the exterior
  • Lower the utility bills by providing a moisture barrier that prevents outside temperatures from negatively affecting the balance of interior climates.
  • Decrease maintenance costs by adding siding. A new paint job lasts from five to twenty years, depending on the quality of the paint. Side requires little to no maintenance.

What to Look for in an Alameda County Siding Contractor
A good siding contractor will have the following characteristics:

  • Diamond Certified siding contractors who are rated Highest in Quality
  • They will happily provide verifiable references in your local area
  • They will provide a written estimate and proposed costs of your new siding installation or repairs
  • They have experience in the commercial and residential siding industry
  • They have a long-standing reputation of quality work and professionalism
  • They have a professional appearance, including that of their work vehicles, employees and materials
  • Their commitment to the siding business is evident by the investment in equipment and advertising

Five signs of a low-quality or poor siding contractor include:

  • Complaints made through the CSLB, Better Business Bureau and other consumer agencies
  • Inadequate or inferior equipment
  • The siding contractor requests cash up front beyond the cost of the materials in order to avoid a paper trail
  • The siding contractor refuses to give a written estimate
  • Provides an estimate that is 20%-30% below the estimates of other siding contractors

Steps to Hiring a Quality Siding Contractor in Alameda County
It is important to find the best siding contractor in Alameda County for you to perform the siding installation on your home. But how do you know which siding contractor is best for the job? Follow these steps in order to determine which contractor meets your specific needs.

  • Evaluate your budget for residential siding installation or siding repairs
    Evaluate each bid and stick to your budget. It is important to set up a budget up front and then stick to it. This will put you in a more objective position when it is time to negotiate. Though you may have to make some concessions such as forgoing certain features or choosing different materials, the process will go more smoothly if you're firm on your budget from the beginning.
  • Prescreen potential siding contractors in Alameda County or your area
    Call several local contractors first. Start with recommendations from friends or family. Ask enough questions to form a general impression that will help you pare down the list to just a few that you think will be able to do a quality job on your siding project.
  • Meet the top contenders
    Meet the top three siding contractors that you felt most comfortable with over the phone. Invite them to visit your home to give an estimate based on your actual home siding needs.
  • Request detailed bids from the residential siding companies you're considering
    Request a detailed bid from each Alameda County siding contractor who meets your expectations during the interview process.
  • Research local home siding contractors
    Research and compare siding contractors using the information you learned during your interview process with the home siding contractors, their references, online searches and the Diamond Certified website.
  • Make your selection
    Select the best siding contractor for your project based on all of your research.
  • Final steps
    Once you have completed all of the above, it is time for the final steps. This includes negotiating, signing a detailed contract, determine a payment schedule, and then sitting back and letting the work begin.
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Know What You Want
What to ask Yourself Before Hiring a Siding Contractor in Alameda County

Many factors should be considered before selecting a siding contractor in Alameda County, including the larger cities of Alameda, Union City, Pleasanton, Newark, and Dublin, that will meet your needs the most successfully. Write down everything that you're searching for before you begin your research. Consider the following questions before making your final selection of a siding contractor....

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Many factors should be considered before selecting a siding contractor in Alameda County, including the larger cities of Alameda, Union City, Pleasanton, Newark, and Dublin, that will meet your needs the most successfully. Write down everything that you're searching for before you begin your research. Consider the following questions before making your final selection of a siding contractor.

  • Do I want a Diamond Certified home siding company that is rated best in quality and backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee?
  • What kind of siding do I want for my home?
  • What is my budget?
  • What is the time frame for completing the siding project?
  • What personal and professional characteristics would I like my Alameda commercial contractor to have? (These may include good communication skills, honesty, reliability, cleanliness, etc.)
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What to Ask on the Phone
Questions to Ask an Alameda County Siding Contractor on the Phone

Before you choose a siding contractor in Alameda County, call them on the phone to discuss your options. It's good to have a list of questions ready and to write down the answers that the siding contractor gives you while you're talking to them. Use the following questions to guide in your discussion:...

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Before you choose a siding contractor in Alameda County, call them on the phone to discuss your options. It's good to have a list of questions ready and to write down the answers that the siding contractor gives you while you're talking to them. Use the following questions to guide in your discussion:

  1. Has your exterior siding company earned and maintained a Diamond Certified rating?
  2. Are you a full-time siding contractor or do you normally do other types of construction?
  3. Do you specialize in the type of siding that you are going to install on my home?
  4. Will there be a crew on the property or will you be working alone?
  5. How experienced is your crew? Are they all licensed?
  6. Are you insured, licensed, certified and bonded? Be sure to ask to see their credentials. You may even want to contact their insurance company to ensure that they are fully covered.
  7. How long have you been in business?
  8. Are you in good standing with the better business bureau?
  9. How soon can you complete the work?
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What to Ask in Person
Questions to Ask Alameda County Siding Contractors in Person
Vinyl vertical siding installation services in Alameda County including Oakland.
New vinyl siding being installed on a home. Photo: IRC All Siding (2012)

The next step is to interview siding contractors in Alameda County to see which meets your needs and can provide the commercial or residential siding options you're looking for.

Questions you may want to ask include the following:...

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The next step is to interview siding contractors in Alameda County to see which meets your needs and can provide the commercial or residential siding options you're looking for.

Questions you may want to ask include the following:

  1. Do you provide a detailed, written estimate of materials that will be needed and a schedule for completion?
  2. Do you offer a manufacturer's warranty on each type of siding you install? If not, which ones are exempt and why?
  3. What types of home siding products do you use?
  4. Do you comply with state and local licensing laws?
  5. Do you provide homeowner references as well as photographs of completed home re-siding jobs? (Be sure to independently call them if they do.)
  6. Do you provide written guarantees of your siding installation services and materials?
  7. Do you service your own work if I need siding repairs in the future?
  8. Are all accessories and trim included in the estimate?
  9. Are any permits required for this siding job? If so, will you obtain them?
  10. Can you show me manufacturer lien wavers?
  11. Will you be installing underlayment underneath the siding? If so, what type of underlayment? (Be leery of a siding contractor that claims that underlayment isn't necessary, and get a second opinion or a reason why not in writing.)
  12. What is the grade of the new home siding that you will be installing? (Quality siding should have a thickness of at least .044 inches.)
  13. How long will the project take?
  14. Does the estimate include the removal of old siding?
  15. Will you remove the trash from the site when the job is complete?
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What to Ask References
Learn About Previous Customers' Experiences with Alameda County Home Siding Contractors

It's best to choose a Diamond Certified siding contractor in Alameda County, including the larger cities of Oakland, Fremont, Hayward, Berkeley, and San Leandro, because all certified companies have passed an in-depth ratings process that most other companies can't pass....

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It's best to choose a Diamond Certified siding contractor in Alameda County, including the larger cities of Oakland, Fremont, Hayward, Berkeley, and San Leandro, because all certified companies have passed an in-depth ratings process that most other companies can't pass.

If you want quality contractor work in Alameda County and the greater Bay Area, you can have confidence choosing a Diamond Certified company. Diamond Certified reports are available online for all certified companies. And you'll never be fooled by fake reviews. That's because all research is performed in live telephone interviews of actual customers.

If you can't find a Diamond Certified siding contractor within reach, you'll have to do some research on your own. If you do, it's wise to call some references provided by your siding contractor.

Keep in mind, though, that references provided to you by the siding contractor are not equal in value to the large random sample of customers surveyed during the Diamond Certified ratings process. That's because references given to customers from companies are cherry-picked instead of randomly selected from all their customers. So the contractors will likely give you a few customers to call that they know are satisfied.

If you do call references on your own, specifically ask for a list of the company's 10 most recent customers. This will help avoid them giving you the names of only customers they know were satisfied.

  • Were you satisfied with the service from the (siding contractor name)?
  • Did the siding contractor show up on time?
  • If you need a siding contractor in the future, will you consider hiring this general contractor?
  • What type of siding project did you hire the siding contractor to complete?
  • Would you recommend this siding contractor to your family and friends?
  • Did they finish the job on time?
  • Did the siding contractor clean up after completing the job?
  • Do you feel like the siding contractor charged a fair price for the quality of the work?
  • Did the siding contractor seem receptive to your input?
  • Did the siding contractor provide answers to questions to your satisfaction?
  • Were there any unexpected costs? If so, what?
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Review Your Options
Hire a Good Home Siding Contractor in Alameda County
The Diamond Certified symbol has been awarded to companies that scored Highest in Quality in an accurate ratings process.

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Before choosing the best siding contractor in Alameda County for you, consider the following questions:

  1. What is my time frame for this siding project: when do I intend to start it and when do I need to have it accomplished?
  2. Which siding contractors in Alameda County, including the smaller cities of Albany, Ashland, Castro Valley, Livermore, Piedmont, and Russell City , offer the better warranty for the overall cost?
  3. Is my siding contractor established in the community, and does he or she have a good reputation?
  4. Does the siding contractor I'm considering have good references that I have checked?
  5. Does this siding contractor charge a reasonable price for quality work on my commercial siding/residential siding project? (Bids that are too low may be a sign of low-quality siding products, inferior home siding installation services or limited warranties. They may also put you at risk of unforeseen price increases and unexpected costs not disclosed during the bidding process.)
  6. Is my siding contractor listed on the Contractors State License Board as having complaints filed against him? If so, were they valid complaints that required disciplinary action?
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How to Work With
Be Contract Specific When Hiring Alameda County Siding Companies

Once the contract is drawn up, it should be signed by both parties: you, the project owner, and the contractor. The contract should protect the interests of both you and the contractor. As a result, it should include the following:...

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Once the contract is drawn up, it should be signed by both parties: you, the project owner, and the contractor. The contract should protect the interests of both you and the contractor. As a result, it should include the following:

  • A clear, concise, and complete description of the siding project, including start and completion dates.
  • Contractor's name, physical address, mailing address and phone.
  • Payment structure and schedule
  • Detailed description of entire siding project
  • Demo, removal and prep cost and procedures
  • Material cost and type of materials used
  • Project timeline
  • Who is overseeing project/performing work
  • Warranties should be written and the length of time as well as limitations should be covered. Warranties should cover materials and workmanship, and names and addresses of the warrantor. This may include the contractor, manufacturer, and distributor.
  • How changes to siding project and/or disputes are handled
  • Any oral promises made.

Take Precautions to Protect Yourself
Taking precautions will help protect you and your siding investment. It will also increase your chances of success. Consider the following guidelines:

  • Agree to make payments as the project progresses, contingent upon completion of a determined amount of work. This way, if work on the project is delayed, payment will be delayed as well.
  • Do not make final payment until the work completed meets agreed upon specifications and building code requirements.
  • Do not sign a contract or any document until you have thoroughly read through it and filled in any blank spaces.
  • Do not sign a contract that uses vague terms. Make sure that all terms are specific regarding project requirements and the work that will be performed.
  • Don't agree to finance your project through your contractor. Shop around for better loan terms.

Negotiate to Get What You Want
Once you've made a final decision on a siding contractor in Alameda County, including the larger cities of Alameda, Union City, Pleasanton, Newark, and Dublin, you may want to negotiate the cost of the overall siding project. You have better leverage to get what you want if you have a detailed breakdown of the job. See if they can make some concessions or if you can modify certain services or features in order to get a lower price. Be sure to find out how to ensure that the job is completed on time. Because siding contractors want your business and potential referrals, they are often willing to negotiate bids.

Determine a Payment Schedule with a Siding Contractor from Alameda County
Once you have negotiated a final price for the siding project, you should agree to payment terms. You should either pay a portion of the job at certain stages such as after removal of old siding, once products are delivered, or at the completion of the job, or you should wait until the entire project is completed before making payment.

Let the Siding Installation Services Begin
If you have faithfully followed all of the above steps, you can feel confident that you have hired the best siding contractor for the job. You have done your research, made comparisons, negotiated for a fair price, and signed a written contract. Now all that is left is for you to sit back and envision how great your home will look once your new siding is professionally installed.

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Be a Good Customer
How Can You Be a Good Alameda County Siding Contractor Customer?

It's the siding contractor's responsibility to complete a quality siding project for you according to your specifications. But you play a big part in the success of your siding contractor, too. Here are a few simple steps you can take to be a good customer when hiring an Alameda County siding contractor....

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It's the siding contractor's responsibility to complete a quality siding project for you according to your specifications. But you play a big part in the success of your siding contractor, too. Here are a few simple steps you can take to be a good customer when hiring an Alameda County siding contractor.

  • Be clear and upfront with the siding contractor. Let them know what you want from your siding contractor, the long-term outcome you're expecting and specific ways they can satisfy your expectations.
  • Remember, a friendly smile goes a long way!
  • Before you hire a siding contractor in Alameda County, including the larger cities of Oakland, Fremont, Hayward, Berkeley, and San Leandro, restate your expectations and goals, and reiterate to the siding contractor your understanding of the agreement. Most problems with local siding contractors occur because of a breakdown in communication. By being clear about your expectations and theirs, you can avoid most conflicts.
  • Ask your siding contractor if you should call to check on the progress or if he will call you with updates.
  • Be sure your siding contractor has a phone number where they can reach you at all times while they're completing your design and build project. The work will move along more smoothly if your siding contractor can reach you for any necessary updates, questions or work authorizations.
  • When your siding contractor contacts you, return calls promptly to keep the commercial contract work on schedule.
  • Pay for the siding contractor's work promptly.

Why would you want to be a good customer? Siding contractors in Alameda County appreciate customers who are straightforward, honest and easy to work with. Your good customer behavior sets the tone from your end and creates an environment conducive to a good relationship. Things may very well go smoother and any problems may be more easily resolved.

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Check the Work
Verify the Alameda County Siding Contractor Work Against the Written Invoice

When the commercial contract work is completed, your siding contractor is required to give you a written invoice. This must include:

  • The name and physical address of the siding contractor
  • A list of all work performed, including the warranty
  • An itemized list of all merchandise purchased or included
  • The total siding project cost, including the amount charged for labor
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When the commercial contract work is completed, your siding contractor is required to give you a written invoice. This must include:

  • The name and physical address of the siding contractor
  • A list of all work performed, including the warranty
  • An itemized list of all merchandise purchased or included
  • The total siding project cost, including the amount charged for labor
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Written Warranties
Warranties from Home Siding Contractors
New siding installation services for commercial buildings and residential homes.
A complete re-siding job in process. Photo: IRC All Siding (2012)

Before the siding contractor leaves the premises, confirm any warranties offered by the home siding contractor in Alameda County you hired and/or the siding manufacturers that created your new home siding products.

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Before the siding contractor leaves the premises, confirm any warranties offered by the home siding contractor in Alameda County you hired and/or the siding manufacturers that created your new home siding products.

The written warranty document must detail the following:

  • The siding contractor's name, license number and physical address.
  • Your responsibility in the case of a problem with your new siding installation and what you need to do in order to redeem the warranty.
  • If the siding contractor warranty coverage is transferrable to the new owner in the event that you sell the building in which the contractor has added or replaced siding.
  • The length of time as well as limitations should be covered. Warranties should cover materials and workmanship, and names and addresses of the warrantor. This may include the contractor, manufacturer, and distributor.
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Top 10 Requests
Commonly Requested Siding Materials Used By Residential Siding Installers

Siding contractors in Alameda County provide all types of siding projects. Following is a list of the most popular siding projects.

Stone siding
Stone siding products today are natural and simulated. The most expensive of all siding options, article stone faces are easier to install and lighter. Most applications have a water resistant paper that covers a wall sheathing on which metal lath is secured. The stone is then set into mortar....

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Siding contractors in Alameda County provide all types of siding projects. Following is a list of the most popular siding projects.

Stone siding
Stone siding products today are natural and simulated. The most expensive of all siding options, article stone faces are easier to install and lighter. Most applications have a water resistant paper that covers a wall sheathing on which metal lath is secured. The stone is then set into mortar.

Composite siding
Created from almost any material such as shredded wood, binders, glue, and Portland cement, manufactured siding is made to resemble natural wood. It is built to withstand rain, wind, hail and insects. It is also available in a variety of colors.

Wood siding
Wood siding is manufactured in several different types such as clapboard, singles, lap or shake. Panels are applied horizontally or vertically, and finishes range from paint to stains to sealants. Though wood siding is beautiful, it does require maintenance and can rot.

Log siding
The advantage to log siding is that it can make your home look like a log home without rebuilding it. Log siding comes in half logs and quarter logs. The finishes are knotted, smooth or hand-hewn for the authentic log-home appearance. Some log siding simply resembles wood and is available in vinyl or steel. Pine or cedar are the most common wood choices for log siding.

Aluminum siding installation
Aluminum siding looks very similar to vinyl siding. Though the color can face and aluminum siding can become dented, it expands and contracts with the temperature. Aluminum siding can also be painted.

Vinyl siding
Made of PVC (polyvinyl chloride), vinyl siding comes in a variety of colors. Vinyl siding expands and contracts in all seasons due to the way it is installed. The major advantages to vinyl siding are that it is inexpensive and never needs painting.

Brick exteriors
Because it is made from fired clay, brick is not susceptible to dry rot due to the fact that it doesn't burn. Maintenance of brick exteriors involves repointing-replacing mortar in between the bricks. The advantage of brick exteriors is that they can last a century.

Stucco exteriors
Stucco can be rough, smooth, or somewhere in between. Stucco exteriors need to be water tight so that water doesn't seep underneath it, separating the material from the home.

Solid core siding
Similar to vinyl siding, solid core siding has characteristics which make it difficult to distinguish from actual wood siding.

Concrete siding
Available in many different colors and finishes, concrete siding is affordable, durable, and flexible. It is cheaper than stone or brick and more durable than vinyl or aluminum. Concrete siding offers the look of traditional wood siding but it has lower maintenance costs.

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If Things Go Wrong
The Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee

Diamond Certified companies are backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. If the company you've hired is Diamond Certified and you can't resolve the issue by talking with the owner, contact the mediation department at info@diamondcertified.org or call 800-738-1138....

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Diamond Certified companies are backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. If the company you've hired is Diamond Certified and you can't resolve the issue by talking with the owner, contact the mediation department at info@diamondcertified.org or call 800-738-1138.

Easy Ways To End Conflict with Alameda County Siding contractors
The truth is most siding contractors in Alameda County, including the larger cities of Oakland, Fremont, Hayward, Berkeley, and San Leandro, are honest and really do look out for their customers' best interests. Still, you should know what to do if you are ever dissatisfied with your local siding contractor's service or work.

If you have a complaint or concern about the installation of the siding, or the service you received from your siding contractor, immediately speak with the service contractor. It is often best to resolve problems directly with the siding contractor, minimizing conflict and getting your siding project done right and on time.

When discussing the issue with the siding contractor, keep these tips in mind:

  • Remain calm and polite.
  • Let your siding contractor know that you're willing to compromise or negotiate a mutually-beneficial agreement.
  • Review the contract specifications with your contractor and attempt to verbally resolve any problems in person.
  • Set a deadline for resolution, and tell the siding contractor that you are willing to agree on a mutually-beneficial solution.
  • You may legally withhold payment until the dispute is resolved to your liking.
  • You do have the final say. The contractor was hired by you to complete a project that you are paying for, to your specifications.
  • If you do not get a suitable response, consider sending a letter that outlines the problem and how you would like it resolved. Send the letter by certified mail and request a return receipt. If the problem continues, it may be time for outside intervention.
  • Try discussing the problem with a trusted family member or a friend. If that doesn't help, you may need to seek legal advice from an attorney.
  • If you have tried all of the above suggestions and the problem continues, you may need to seek assistance from the CSLB.

Document your concerns in writing with the siding contractor or photograph your siding project and the siding used if you have worries about the quality of the work or the materials used. Write down the siding contractor's response to your complaints in case you need records for future arbitration.

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Glossary of Terms
Glossary of Key Terms for Exterior Siding Contractors
Seamless siding installation services give value to homes and businesses.
New house siding improves the appearance and value of a home. Photo: IRC All Siding (2012)

Below are key home siding contractor terms and descriptions that will help you navigate your way through your siding project from beginning to end.

aluminum siding
Aluminum siding looks very similar to vinyl siding. Though the color can face and aluminum siding can become dented, it expands and contracts with the temperature. Aluminum siding can also be painted....

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Below are key home siding contractor terms and descriptions that will help you navigate your way through your siding project from beginning to end.

aluminum siding
Aluminum siding looks very similar to vinyl siding. Though the color can face and aluminum siding can become dented, it expands and contracts with the temperature. Aluminum siding can also be painted.

Also known as: aluminum siding suppliers, repair aluminum siding, aluminum siding prices, aluminum siding trim, vertical aluminum siding, aluminum siding cleaner, aluminum siding manufacturers

brick siding
Because it is made from fired clay, brick siding is not susceptible to dry rot due to the fact that it doesn't burn. Maintenance of brick exteriors involves repointing-replacing mortar in between the bricks. The advantage of brick exteriors is that they can last a century.

Also known as: faux brick siding, brick siding cost, simulated brick siding, vinyl brick siding, imitation brick siding, thin brick siding, faux rock siding, brick veneer siding, brick siding panels, stone brick siding, brick siding for homes, brick facade siding, faux rock, brick panels

cedar shake siding
Cedar shake siding is slim, hand cut pieces of wood that give the outside of a home a rustic look. Cedar shake siding is often used for somewhat old-fashioned, traditional homes that are in a woodsy or rural setting. Cedar shake siding is durable and long lasting but can be very expensive.

Also known as: cedar shake vinyl siding, cedar shakes siding, vinyl cedar shake siding, installing cedar shake siding, cedar shake shingles, cedar shake siding panels, cedar shake siding cost, cedar shake siding installation, cedar shake roof, cedar shake, cedar shake siding prices

cedar siding
Cedar siding is made from cedar tree and is considered superior in quality to vinyl or aluminum siding. Cedar siding is highly durable and resistant to decay from insects or moisture.

Also known as: cedar siding maintenance, cedar log siding, cedar shakes siding, cedar siding prices, faux cedar siding, cedar shingle siding, tongue and groove cedar siding, cedar shake siding, exterior cedar siding, shiplap cedar siding, cedar siding pricing, cedar siding panels, cedar siding installation

commercial siding
Commercial siding is used for commercial buildings and is known for its low maintenance, high standards for resistance to weather, corrosion, and fire, and high durability. Commercial siding options include fiberglass paneling and metal panels.

Also known as: fiberglass siding, commercial metal siding, hardy plank siding, metal siding, commercial siding panels, commercial siding products, industrial siding, siding repair, siding contractors, metal siding panels, metal roofing, commercial building siding, siding commercial

composite siding
Created from almost any material such as shredded wood, binders, glue, and Portland cement, composite siding, also known as manufactured siding, is made to resemble natural wood. It is built to withstand rain, wind, hail and insects. It is also available in a variety of colors.

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concrete siding
Available in many different colors and finishes, concrete siding is affordable, durable, and flexible. It is cheaper than stone or brick and more durable than vinyl or aluminum. Concrete siding offers the look of traditional wood siding but it has lower maintenance costs.

Also known as: concrete siding board, concrete fiber siding, concrete siding cost, concrete house siding, siding options, siding materials, fiber concrete siding, vinyl siding prices, concrete siding panels, concrete board siding

exterior siding
Exterior siding is siding used for the exterior or your home. Siding is used to shed water and protect a home or building from the effects of weather. Siding increases the appearance, value, and insulation of a building structure.

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fiber cement siding
This is a siding option that gives the look of wood without the hassles and costs associated with wood siding. It is durable because it is termite-resistant, water-resistant, non-combustible and comes with an extended warranty.

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house siding
This is siding that is used on the exterior of a house.

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log siding
Log siding can make your home look like a log home without rebuilding it. Log siding comes in half logs and quarter logs. The finishes are knotted, smooth or hand-hewn for the authentic log-home appearance. Some log siding simply resembles wood and is available in vinyl or steel. Pine or cedar are the most common wood choices for log siding.

Also known as: log siding prices, vinyl log siding, faux log siding, log home siding, log siding for homes, pine log siding, log siding homes, split log siding, vinyl log cabin siding, log vinyl siding, d log siding, hand hewn log siding, half log siding

masonite siding
This is the primary siding used in tract homes. Known as cardboard, clapboard, or hardboard, masonite siding is made of wood chips that are held together with glue, wax and resin. An inexpensive siding, it is easy to install and resembles real wood without all of the hassle of wood. It is less prone to infect infestations and uses fewer trees during the manufacturing process.

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metal siding
This comes in a variety of metals, styles and colors. It is a common choice for industrial buildings.

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residential siding
This is an exterior siding used for homes. Residential siding is used to shed water and protect a home from the effects of weather. Residential siding increases the appearance, value, and insulation of a home.

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shake siding
This is a home siding made from shakes which are pieces of wood split from a log. Most wood shake siding is made from cedar, but pine, redwood and many other woods can be used as well. Vinyl shake siding is low maintenance and a less costly alternative to wood shake siding. Shake siding has long splits that overlap in a pattern that covers the exterior of the home.

Also known as: cedar shake siding, wood shake siding, vinyl shake siding, siding options, shingle siding, hardi shake siding, cedar shingle siding, vinyl siding prices, board and batten siding, shake shingles siding, cedar shake vinyl siding, lap siding, vinyl shakes

shingle siding
This is an option for siding that is usually manufactured from red cedar. Depending on the climate, it weathers to a medium brown or silvery gray. There are various kinds of shingles such as wood shingles, shakes, or non-wood shingles.

Also known as: vinyl shingle siding, shake shingle siding, cedar shingles siding, wood shingles siding, wood shingle siding, shingle siding panels, cedar shingle siding, asphalt shingle siding, shake shingles siding, asbestos shingle siding, shingle siding cost, shingle vinyl siding, fiber cement shingle siding

siding installation
This is the process of installing siding on the exterior of a structure.

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siding repair
This is a reference to repairing damaged siding on the exterior of a building or home.

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steel siding
This is a type of siding used for the exterior of buildings that is very durable and resistant to weather.

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stucco siding
Stucco siding can be rough, smooth, or somewhere in between. Stucco exteriors need to be water tight so that water doesn't seep underneath it, separating the material from the home.

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vertical siding
This is a siding that is also referred to as panel siding. It is rectangular in shape and never overlapped.

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vinyl siding
Made of PVC (polyvinyl chloride), vinyl siding comes in a variety of colors. Vinyl siding expands and contracts in all seasons due to the way it is installed. The major advantages to vinyl siding are that it is inexpensive and never needs painting.

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wall siding
This is material such as shingles or boards that are used for surfacing the outside walls of a frame building.

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wood siding
Wood siding is manufactured in several different types such as clapboard, singles, lap or shake. Panels are applied horizontally or vertically, and finishes range from paint to stains to sealants. Though wood siding is beautiful, it does require maintenance and can rot.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Home Siding Installation and Upkeep FAQs

Q: Why choose a Diamond Certified siding contractor?...

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Q: Why choose a Diamond Certified siding contractor?
A: Diamond Certified helps you choose a siding contractor with confidence by offering a list of top-rated local companies who have passed the country's most in-depth rating process. Only siding contractors rated Highest in Quality earn the prestigious Diamond Certified award. Most companies can't pass the ratings. American Ratings Corporation also monitors every Diamond Certified company with ongoing research and ratings. And your purchase is backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. So you'll feel confident choosing a Diamond Certified siding contractor.

Q: How can siding lower my utility bills?
A: Several options can achieve greater insulation for your home which will lower your utility bills. For example, prior to siding installation, insulation can be blown into your walls. Also, a rigid insulation board can be installed prior to siding. Solid core siding automatically raises the insulating value of your home. Talk to your siding contractor for the different options available that will help lower your utility bills.

Q: What are the different warranties available for siding?
A: This depends on the type of siding that you purchase. Warranties for premium siding products can last as long as you live in your home. Some warranties cover both later and material and are not prorated.

Q: How long will new siding last?
A: Quality siding products are designed to last a lifetime. Ask your siding company about the age expectations and warranties that cover the particular type of exterior siding product you're considering.

Q: Is there maintenance on siding?
A: Most sidings do not require maintenance. However, fiber cement will require painting through the years.

Q: How durable is new siding?
A: Most sidings are very durable. Vinyl siding can crack if it is hit with a baseball bat or large hail, etc. Fiber cement, composite, and solid core sidings are very durable and hold up well in various weather conditions and other abuse.

Q: When is the best time to put on new siding?
A: Most siding contractors install siding year round. There is no different in quality, longevity, or look whether you install the siding in December or June.

Q: Can I get sued if someone gets hurt on my property during siding?
A: Yes. This is the reason that it is important to hire a reputable contractor with proper insurance and bonding.

Q: Do siding contractors recycle?
A: Yes, some siding contractors do recycle. The materials removed from your home can be ground up and used as road bed material.

Q: Will my lawn or plants get damaged during the siding process? How about rusty nails?
A: A quality siding contractor will protect your plants and shrubs with tarps. A quality siding contractor will also ran an industrial magnet roller through your yard as part of the clean-up process to be sure that there are no hidden rusty nails.

Q: Do I have to be home while the siding is being installed?
A: A siding contractor should not need to enter your home so you would not need to be home while the siding is being installed. Talk with your siding installer to find out if there are any specific reasons they would want you to be available or on-site during your siding installation.

Q: Does new siding increase the re-sale value of my home?
A: Homeowners can see as much as an 83% increase on their home after the installation of new siding. This may vary depending on the age, location and style of your home as all home values are independently figured.

Q: Can siding be installed over stucco?
A: Yes, siding can be installed over old stucco. If this is what you hope to have done on your job, talk with your local siding contractor about the specifics of your job and whether it's a good solution to your home siding needs.

Q: Is vertical siding available?
A: Most sidings are installed in a vertical profile. Talk to your local siding contractors to see which types of siding are available to you and your home.

Q: How long does it take to install new siding?
A: Usually, new siding can be installed in just a few days. This will depend on the type of siding you're having installed, the current condition of your home's exterior and the skill, ability and timing of the local siding installer you've chosen.

Q: What if it rains during the installation of the siding?
A: A quality siding contractor will take all necessary precautions and full responsibility in protecting your home from rain so that damage does not occur.

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Consumer Agencies
Professional Agencies and Associations for Local Home Siding Companies

ABC Associated Builders and Contractors (www.abc.org)
AGC of America Associated General Contractors of America (www.agc.org)
ASA American Subcontractors Association (www.assaonline.com)
BBB Better Business Bureau (www.bbb.com)
CBIA California Building Industry Association (www.cbia.org)...

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ABC Associated Builders and Contractors (www.abc.org)
AGC of America Associated General Contractors of America (www.agc.org)
ASA American Subcontractors Association (www.assaonline.com)
BBB Better Business Bureau (www.bbb.com)
CBIA California Building Industry Association (www.cbia.org)

CSLB Contractors State License Board (www.cslb.ca.gov)
DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs (www.dca.ca.gov)
HBANC Home Builders Association of Northern California (www.hbanc.org)
NAHB National Association of Home Builders (www.nahb.org)
NCBE North Coast Builders Exchange (www.ncbeonline.com)
NSCA National Systems Contractors Association (www.nsca.org)
NUCA National Utility Contractors Association (www.nuca.com)

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Industry Information
Alameda County Siding Information
Popular Siding BrandsTypes of Siding and Siding Services Available in Alameda County Cities Served Zip Codes Served
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HardiPlank Sidingaluminum siding
Alcoa Sidingsiding installation
LP Sidingwood siding
Crane Sidingsteel siding
Alside Sidingmetal siding
Dutch Lap Sidingshingle siding
Wolverine Sidingcedar siding
Monogram Sidingfiber cement siding
Rollex Sidinghouse siding
Kaycan Sidinglog siding
Napco Vinyl Sidingbrick siding
FiberCement Sisingsiding repair
WeatherBoard Sidingmasonite siding
Nailite Composite Sidingshake siding
Norandex Vinyl Sidingstucco siding
Reynolds Vinyl Sidingcedar shake siding
Precise Vinyl Siding by Vytecvertical siding
Royal Vinyl Siding Products concrete siding
Owens Corning Sidingcomposite siding
Durabilit Sidingwall siding
Georgia-Pacific Vinyl Sidingresidential siding
ABTCO Vinyl Sidingcommercial siding
Gentek Sidingengineered wood siding