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SAN RAFAEL—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.

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DIAMOND CERTIFIED EXPERT CONTRIBUTORS IN THE Marin County – Siding Contractor CATEGORY

Peter Katsafouros is a veteran siding contractor and owner of IRC All Siding, a Diamond Certified company. He can be reached at (510) 882-4311 or by email.

Peter Katsafouros

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Peter Katsafouros: An Exterior Livelihood

By James Florence, Senior Writer

DALY CITY — Going into college, Peter Katsafouros had plans to become an architect, but he soon found himself being drawn toward a more exterior livelihood. “Despite majoring in architecture, I was more of a builder than an artist at heart—more interested in physically putting houses together than designing them,” he says. “I ended up moving to Texas to partner with a friend who was doing exterior siding work. During the five years I spent there, I saw all kinds of problems that could happen to home exteriors due to subpar workmanship. I also noticed there weren’t many professionals focused on this area of the field, which made me think it would be a good opportunity. When I returned to the Bay Area in 1989, I started specializing in siding and other aspects of home exterior work, and I’m still doing it today.”
Today, as owner of IRC All Siding, Peter looks back with pride on his legacy of quality work. “With all of the projects I’ve done during the last 30 years, I can confidently say the vast majority of my customers will never have to replace their siding. It’s very satisfying to know I’ve left something good behind.”
Born in Greece, Peter was raised in Alameda and today lives in Daly City with his wife, Georgia, and their two children. Outside of work, he enjoys camping and traveling with his family. “I like to go camping at Lake Tahoe and ride my ATV around,” he says. “We also like traveling to Europe, though we haven’t been able to as much since having children. Now that the kids are getting older, we’ll start doing more of that. I used to go to Greece to visit my family every two years, and I look forward to sharing that experience with my kids.”
In regard to a professional philosophy, Peter says quality is the only way to go. “I always give my customers the highest quality possible. If a customer doesn’t want to pay to have things done the right way, I’d rather not do the job at all. I have yet to have a customer call me back because of a problem with my workmanship, and I plan to keep it that way.”
When asked the first thing he’d do if he were to retire tomorrow, Peter says he’d spend more time in the country of his birth. “I’d spend six months out of the year in Greece. As soon as my kids are out of the house, that’s what I plan on doing. I’ve been working hard since I was 18 years old, so I’m looking forward to relaxing and being a beach bum.”
Ask Me Anything!
Q: What’s your favorite kind of food?
A: I would say Greek food, but I can’t get good Greek food in the U.S., so I’ll go with sushi.

Q: What’s your favorite Bay Area restaurant?
A: Ebisu in San Francisco.

Q: What kinds of movies do you like?
A: Old westerns and war movies.

Q: Who’s your favorite movie cowboy?
A: John Wayne.

Q: What kinds of music do you like?
A: Jazz and, of course, Greek music.

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Know What You Want
Questions to ask Yourself When Hiring a Siding Contractor in Marin County

Many factors should be considered before selecting a siding contractor in Marin County, including the larger cities of Tiburon, Sausalito, Fairfax, Ross, and Belvedere, that will meet your needs the most successfully. Write down everything that you're searching for before you begin your research. Think about the following questions before making your final selection of a siding contractor.

  • Do I want a Diamond Certified company that is rated best in quality and backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee?
  • 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.)
  • What kind of siding do I want for my home?

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What To Ask In Person
What to Ask a Marin County Siding Contractor in Person

The next step is to interview siding contractors in Marin County, including the smaller cities of Bel Marin Keys, Marin City, Marshall, San Germonimo, Tamal, Woodacre, and Forest Knolls. Questions you may want to ask include the following.

  1. Do you provide written guarantees of your work and materials?
  2. Do you service your own work?
  3. Is all accessories and trim included in the estimate?
  4. Are any permits required for this siding job? If so, will you obtain them?
  5. Can you show me manufacturer lien wavers?
  6. 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.
  7. What is the grade of the siding that you will be installing? Quality siding should have a thickness of at least .044 inches.
  8. Do you comply with state and local licensing laws?
  9. Do you provide homeowner references as well as photographs of completed jobs? Be sure to check them all if they do.
  10. How long will the project take?
  11. Does the estimate include the removal of old siding?
  12. Will you remove the trash from the site when the job is complete?
  13. Do you provide a detailed, written estimate of materials that will be needed and a schedule for completion?
  14. Do you offer a manufacturer's warranty?
  15. What types of certified products do you use?

 

 

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  • What To Ask References
    Learn About Previous Customers'Experiences with a Marin County Siding Contractor

    It's best to choose a Diamond Certified siding contractor in Marin County, including the larger cities of San Rafael, Novato, Mill Valley, San Anselmo, Larkspur, and Corte Madera, 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 Marin 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.

    • 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?
    • Were you satisfied with the service from the (siding contractor name)?

    • Did the siding contractor show up on time?
    • Did the siding contractor seem receptive to your input?
    • 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?
    • 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
    Finding a Siding Contractor in Marin County

    The Diamond Certified symbol has been awarded to companies that scored Highest in Quality in an accurate ratings process.

    Your choice of siding contractor is important to you and your family. So before deciding on the best siding contractor in Marin County for you, it's important to consider the following questions.

    1. Which siding contractors in Marin County, including the smaller cities ofBelvedere Tiburon, Bolinas, Greenbrae, Ignacio, Lucas Valley, Mission Rafael, Point Reyes Station, and Sleepy Hollow , offer the better warranty for the overall cost?
    2. Is my siding contractor of choice well-established in the community?
    3. Does my siding contractor of choice have good references that I have checked?
    4. Is my siding contractor of choice charging a reasonable price for quality work on my commercial project?
    5. What is the time frame for my siding project: when do I intend to start it and when do I need to have it accomplished?
    6. Is my siding contractor of choice listed in the Better Business Bureau as having complaints filed against him? If so, were they valid complaints that required disciplinary action?

     

     

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  • How To Work With
    Specific Contracts for Siding Replacement in Marin County

    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
    • Cost of material 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 have made a final decision on a siding contractor in Marin County, including the larger cities of Tiburon, Sausalito, Fairfax, Ross, and Belvedere, 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 Marin 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 Replacement Work Begin
    If you have faithfully followed all of the above steps, you can feel good 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 You Can Be a Top Rate Marin 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 a Marin County siding contractor.

    • Before hiring a siding contractor in Marin County, 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.
    • 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!

    Why would you want to be a good customer? Siding contractors in Marin 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
Examine the Marin 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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Written Warranties
Get Written Guarantees from Local Home Siding Contractors

Before the siding contractor leaves, confirm any warranties offered by the siding contractor and/or manufacturers in Marin County.

The written warranty document must detail the following:

  • The Marin home siding contractor's name, license number and physical address
  • Your responsibility in the case of a problem with the building project and what you need to do in order to redeem the warranty.
  • If the siding contractor warranty coverage is transferable 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
Types of Siding Installed in Marin County and the Bay Area

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

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Glossary Of Terms
Glossary of Key Terms for Exterior Siding Contractors

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.

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.

Also known as: composite wood siding, composite house siding, house siding, siding options, siding materials, engineered wood siding, composite siding for homes, smart siding, composite siding shingles, vinyl siding prices, siding cost, cement composite siding, wood composite 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.

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.

Also known as: exterior wood siding, exterior siding panels, exterior vinyl siding, exterior house siding, exterior siding materials, vinyl siding, exterior siding repair, siding materials, vinyl siding colors, siding options, residential exterior siding, exterior siding ideas, siding colors, home siding

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.

Also known as: fiber cement siding manufacturers, fiber cement siding colors, cement siding, fiber cement siding prices, fiber cement siding installation, fiber cement siding cost, weatherside fiber cement siding

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.

Also known as: masonite siding lawsuit, masonite lap siding, masonite, vinyl siding, wood siding, masoanite siding replacement, concrete siding, hardboard siding, home siding, masonite exterior siding, plywood siding, exterior siding, siding contractors, hardy board siding

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

Also known as: metal siding pricing, metal barn siding, metal siding installation, metal siding colors, metal siding cost, corrugated metal siding, metal siding panels, metal siding trim, steel siding, metal siding manufacturers, vinyl siding prices, metal sales, pole barn metal siding

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.

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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.

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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?

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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