Twin Cities Siding Professionals Ask the Experts 2016
Ask the Expert: Twin Cities Siding Professionals
Q: How do I know if a contractor is as good as he says he is?
A: Many homeowners rely on word of mouth from friends or recommendations from social media websites. Things to consider here are: 1) Do your friends have the same quality standards as you? and, 2) Is your house more technically difficult than theirs?
Contractors who have won industry awards have been recognized by those who know best what quality workmanship really is – those who work in that industry. Also, viewing workmanship up close and personal is far superior to looking at pictures in a photo gallery. Taking time to analyze a contractor’s work can save headaches and dollars later.
James Hardie is the only siding product that is truly engineered for our Minnesota climate. James Hardie fiber cement combines beautiful design with high performance. It is the only type of siding we install!
Q: Should I read the fine print on product warranty before I sign a contract?
A: Many warranties have extravagant numbers or “Lifetime” in the title, but what does it say under “Exclusions”? Many warranties do not provide coverage when naturally occurring circumstances happen. This allows companies to deny coverage and leave you with the expensive fix. In addition, many warranties are prorated – meaning they decrease in value over time. Read the fine print in the exclusions area of product warranties and make sure warranties are not pro-rated.
Q: Why James Hardie?
A: James Hardie is the only siding product that is truly engineered for our Minnesota climate. James Hardie fiber cement combines beautiful design with high performance. It is the only type of siding we install!