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Questions and Answers about Siding Replacement

Questions and Answers about Siding Replacement

Here’s some Questions and Answers about Siding Replacement:

How can I tell if my siding is bad?
Appearance of fungus, obvious separation of seams, caulking failure, swelling, delaminating, boards that no longer lay flat against your house, paint failure, moisture on the inside of your house, all could be signs of siding failure.
Can I side over my defective Panel (T1-11) Siding?
Siding over defective composite Panel (T1-11) Siding is definitely not recommended and should be replaced with new sheathing.
How do I know if my home has dry rot?
It can be difficult to tell if your home has dry rot without removing the siding first; then we can tell how extensive the damage is and repair it. In extreme cases you may see signs of excessive moisture on the surface of your siding or moisture on the inside of your house.
How expensive is it to fix dry rot?
Dry-rot repairs can be as little as $50 and as much as several thousand dollars. Approximately one out of eight homes have dry rot.
Should I replace my siding before I sell my home?
Most Realtors will tell you that it is necessary to replace your defective siding if you wish to sell your home in a timely manner and for a good price. You will find that trying to sell your home with defective siding can be major deterrent. If you do get an offer the buyer will almost always want a hefty discount because of your siding. Even if your siding is in good shape, you will usually need to replace it because of the negative stigmatism in the market place.
What is the best type of siding for my home?
Your home style, neighborhood CC&Rs (Covenants, Conditions, & Restrictions), desired effect, and your budget determine the best solution for you.  Get the ultimate curb appeal you deserve.
Do I need to replace my moisture barrier?
Replacement of your moisture barrier is required. During the tear-off process your old barrier, if any, usually gets torn and oftentimes your old barrier was not installed correctly. We cannot warranty your job without replacing your moisture barrier. A new moisture barrier is critical to a good siding job.
Can I replace my siding during the winter months?
It can be done in Central Oregon, but it really depends on the weather. In Sunriver where we get a lot of snow, it may be problematic to replace siding in the Winter. One of the drawbacks to having your project started in the winter may be paint delays.

What to Expect

Once I decide to replace my siding, how long does it take?
Typically, 7 to 14 days for siding and 2 to 4 days for painting. It depends on the size of your home, the time of year we do your job, and weather conditions. It also depends on what we find underneath the old siding.
What will happen to my landscaping during my siding project?
All of our siding and painting crews work as carefully as possible to avoid doing any damage to your landscaping when they are on the job. However, we do suggest that before your siding project begins, you should move and/or tie back all plants that are important to you. While our installers are careful, sometimes damage to plants is unavoidable.
Does siding replacement affect the interior of my home?
Residing may cause your walls to rattle when the siding is being torn-off and when your new siding is nailed on. We suggest that you remove any fragile items from your interior walls that may fall during the residing process. On occasion, caulking around your windows may crack and you may experience small drywall cracks or drywall ‘nail-pops’. These side effects are unavoidable and the cost of fixing them is minimal.



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