Getting an exterior home siding estimate can be a daunting process. Knowing which contractor is best, how to budget for your project, and the best types of siding can be challenging for a homeowner.
The best way to get a siding estimate is to research online and find potential contractors. Then you need to reach out to the company, chat with them about their process and products, and get a proposal.
At Hawthorn, we make the estimate process as transparent and stress-free as possible.
Do Research Online Before Getting an Exterior Home Siding Estimate
In this age of technology, contractors can’t hide, and any professional company will have a positive online presence. Look at a company’s Google reviews and reach out to some of their references.
When looking for siding contractors, you want to choose a specialist siding company over a generalist company. You can find a specialist company by looking at their website. The company website is the modern-day storefront, which can tell you a lot about the company before contacting them.
Here are some things to look for while on a company’s website:
- It should be well put together.
- There should be a detailed list of services, and you wanted a company that specializes in a few services rather than a wide range.
- Reviews and testimonials.
- Photos of completed projects.
A vague website shows that the company doesn’t take its business seriously, so how can you expect them to take your project seriously?
Reach Out To a Company
Most professional siding contractors will have a contact page on their website providing an email form or a contact number. Get in touch with the company and set up an appointment.
A good contractor will have no issues meeting with you and discussing a home renovation project, even if you tell them you are still early in the process.
They should offer a pressure-free appointment where they walk through your home with you and answer any questions you have about a siding replacement.
Hawthorn’s Approach to an Exterior Home Siding Estimate
At Hawthorn, we offer more than just an exterior home siding estimate. Our process is comprehensive, transparent, and client-centered from the initial appointment to the final walk-through.
When you contact us, we will arrange a time to meet you at your home. We will walk through your home and get an idea of your style, your vision for the project, and any pain points you may have.
This is an ideal time for us to chat about different products and which ones would be best for your budget and project. We like to build a project that fits our client’s needs, which means getting to know them and their space.
After an initial consultation, we will have a design meeting to review a 3D rendering of your finished product. This is done with a line-by-line proposal that details all the costs involved in the project. An exterior home siding estimate should be comprehensive, and there should be no hidden costs.
We take our time in the initial stages because replacing your siding is a significant investment, and we want to avoid applying any pressure. Sometimes we work with clients for months before a final decision is made.
Trust Us With Your Project, From Estimate to Installation
There needs to be more helpful information for homeowners offering advice about replacing siding. So it’s why we wrote a book detailing the steps you should take to get an accurate estimate and find the right contracting company for you.
If you have concerns about your project or want to know more about the exterior home siding estimate process, contact us to set up an appointment.