It’s that time of year! We’re all outside working on the yard and inevidably you turn to look at your humble abode and then it happens… become depressed as you view peeling or faded paint, poor colors or just a tired face. Now, the million dollar question, paint or low maintenance siding??? Well my grand father used to say “you don’t buy paint, you rent it” Let’s face it, there’s alot of truth to that statement.

Today there’s so many options, one can become lost. Cedar, fiber cement, steel, aluminum, vinyl and even some highbreds like “Smartside”. There’s probably even a few I missed, point is there’s alot. When you decide to side, I suggest you do a little research then call contractors. My best advice is to consult with the Better Business Bureau and Milwaukee NARI to find quality contractors. Once you have your short list then just listen to the experts. Consider style, color, warranty and the companies reputation when making your decision.

If you are brave enough to take on the task yourself be sure to consult the installation instructions. Deviating from the manufacturer’s installation specifications may void the warranty.

If you have a specific question about siding send it to me, I ‘ll be glad to help!!!

Nick “The Construction Guru”