Preparation is Key to First Siding Meeting with Dick’s

May 22, 2017

Home and business owners who are considering installing or replacing siding on their home or business should be prepared with the right questions in anticipation of that initial meeting.

A good siding contractor (one that works from a building and not out of the back of a pickup truck) will be able and willing to walk you through the process. However, your meeting can go smoother and quicker if you have certain information available. Otherwise, you will need to gather it and have it available for later follow-up meetings.

Anticipate questions Dick’s will ask you. These include, but are not limited to,

  • Are you replacing siding or installing new siding?
  • What is the age of existing siding?
  • What color do you prefer?
  • Is there a specific material you prefer?
  • What is your budget?
  • What is your timetable?

Dick’s offers the newest, most advanced siding products available for your consideration. Each material has specific features that might be attractive to you. The products that Dick’s offers include:

  • Vinyl
  • Specialty Siding (examples: shake, board, batten or stucco)
  • LP Smart Siding

Each material has qualities that might be important to you. Some look different if you are seeking a specific aesthetic quality. Some are more practical than others, requiring less maintenance. Each has it’s own cost basis which can affect the budget you have for your project. Beauty and/or durability might cause you to lean toward one product or the other.

It is helpful if you can research styles and finishes in advance so you have a pretty good idea what you want when you have your first meeting. You should also inquire into what kind of warranty each product has.

Home and business owners should also ask themselves if it makes sense to add insulation to your siding project.  Dick’s can facilitate both at the same time, causing less disruption for you, your family or your business.

You need to also think about the access Dick’s will have to the property. Will someone be there during installation?

Prospective siding buyers should be asking themselves what they are looking for in a contractor. Do you value experience? If yes, ask Dick’s about their 25-year history of meeting the needs of Kenosha, Racine and Southeastern Wisconsin customers.

Does the company you select meet all of the license and insurance requirements you desire? You can rest assured that Dick’s does. Dick’s will obtain all of the necessary municipal permits to be sure your project meets the codes in the particular municipality where the project takes place.

Does your contract outline all of the specifics? Making a deal with Dick’s means you will have a contract that has been developed over 60 years and meets the needs of both the contractor as well as the home or building owner.

Finally, know your budget. The more homework you do allows you to be item-specific in your budget. That will result in your budget not needing as many “allowances” which can drain a budget quickly if not planned ahead.

The Dick Team is your best choice for getting the siding you want, when you want it, at the price you agree to. Contact us today or call Dick’s at 262-654-6644 in Kenosha or 262-639-7864 in Racine.