There are many factors that can affect the final cost of your siding replacement project. In this blog, the siding contractors at Ashmen Installations Inc. shares tips on getting a good deal with your siding replacement contractor.
Prioritize Lifetime Cost Over Upfront Cost
Lifetime cost is the sum of the siding installation cost (upfront cost) and the maintenance and repair costs over its expected life span. Factors such as energy savings can also be factored in. The lower the lifetime cost, the better the deal is. Many homeowners only consider the upfront cost without thinking about factors such as maintenance requirements. These can all add up over the long term. The right kind of siding can help improve your home’s energy efficiency. This can help recoup some of the upfront cost over time.
Run Your Plans by Your Siding Contractor
There are homeowners who have all aspects of their projects planned out before they schedule an appointment with a contractor. While detailed plans make the project easier, there are reasons why they should be discussed with siding replacement companies before making any final decisions. For example, the contractor may not have the materials you have in mind, or may have better alternatives that you haven’t heard about.
Ask Your Contractor About Discounts and Promos
You can save on the cost of siding replacement if your contractor happens to have discounts and ongoing promos, sometimes timed to coincide with certain holidays. Discounts may be available to people in certain professions, such as active or retired military personnel. Manufacturers may also have promotions exclusive to licensed contractors. These promotions and discounts aren’t always advertised, so you should at least ask if one is available.
Know the Product’s Warranty Levels
Warranties have become so ubiquitous that most people assume every product comes with one. Building products certainly have warranty coverage, but what you might not know is that manufacturers offer different warranty levels for the same product, at additional cost. It may increase the upfront cost, but it could be favorable towards the product’s lifetime cost.