General Siding FAQ for Denver Properties
Is a full siding replacement our only option after a severe hail storm?
Depending on the severity, your property may be eligible for a partial siding replacement. Our partial siding replacement services ensure perfect color matching, addressing all damaged areas of your exterior siding. A full siding replacement may be required for severe hail damage.
We’re planning on selling our home, but it’s lacking curb appeal. Is siding replacement a good investment for selling our property?
Siding replacement is definitely a significant investment, but this decision does increase the property value of your home and can lead to more interest in your home as well as a better sales price. Partial siding replacement and accents are also options to consider that are more affordable and can improve your curb appeal. If your siding is damaged, there’s a good chance that homeowner’s insurance will cover some of the costs. Replacing damaged siding is definitely necessary for selling your home. Scottish Home Improvements also offers great financing options that can help with this investment.
Out of all the different siding options available, what siding material do you recommend for Denver properties?
Every siding material has its own set of pros and cons. Our favorite siding material that offers comprehensive protection for Denver properties is fiber cement. Fiber cement delivers high resistance to impact, moisture, termites, fungal decay, pests, and is a noncombustible product. As the top-rated elite preferred James Hardie® contractor in Colorado, we stand by their premium siding for addressing the Colorado elements.
Do I need to paint or prep my property prior to siding installation?
No painting or preparation is required on your end prior to siding installation. Depending on the siding material, we’ll either install the siding directly over your existing siding or we’ll remove your existing siding and replace it.
What about my soffits and eaves? Do these need to be replaced during siding replacement?
We recommend replacing soffits and eaves during your siding replacement in order to make sure all elements on your exterior match. This is especially true if your soffits are already damaged– we’ll want to replace those during siding replacement to ensure your property is fully protected.
What are the maintenance requirements for my new siding?
Each siding material requires different levels of maintenance and care. Our siding experts are happy to provide you will all the necessary information regarding the proper care of your new siding.
What happens if my siding becomes damaged?
Scottish Home Improvements does offer siding repair and partial replacements. In most cases, homeowner’s insurance will cover the cost of damage so make sure to contact them and start the claim’s process. We’re happy to evaluate the damage and provide you with all of your options.
Can siding replacement improve my property’s energy efficiency?
Siding replacement typically improves energy efficiency. There are definitely insulated siding options that offer more money-saving benefits. If energy efficiency is one of your top priorities, let us know and we’ll show you all the different options for lowering energy consumption.
Can new siding help with noise reduction?
There are siding options that offer soundproofing benefits. If you live on a busy road or near a loud establishment, we’re happy to show you all your options in helping mitigate excessive noise.
How can I tell if my siding needs replacement?
There are numerous signs that indicate your siding needs replacement, including the appearance of fungus, obvious separation of seams, swelling, delaminating, caulking failure, warped appearance, paint failure, moisture on the inside of your property, and more.
Can I replace my siding during the winter?
Scottish Home Improvements has successfully completed countless winter siding replacement projects. Siding replacement during the winter is actually quicker than summer projects.
How much will it cost to replace the siding of my property?
Since every siding material has a different price point and every property is unique, we’re unable to provide an accurate answer without an on-site consultation. We’re happy to provide complimentary consultations and can deliver accurate pricing after discussing siding materials and seeing your property for exact measurements.
Can I really justify paying more for a quality siding replacement job?
When it comes to siding replacement, the majority is due to product failure or improper application. Improper siding installation often invalidates manufacturer warranty, making it crucial to find the right siding contractor with proven experience and integrity. We follow all the best practice installation guidelines given by each manufacturer and offer a limited 5-year warranty on our workmanship.
How long does siding replacement take?
The timeline for siding replacement depends on many variables including property size and siding material. Generally, the entire process will last between 4-12 weeks. Once siding replacement work has begun at your property, this step will take one week or less.
What happens to my landscaping during my siding replacement project?
Scottish Home Improvements values our client’s landscaping and will find every way to ensure no damage occurs. We practice thorough property cleaning at the end of each day and perform an intensive cleanup once the job is completed. We’ll use shop vacuums and magnets to remove any stray nails or debris from your surrounding property. Your sales contact is your project manager, ensuring there’s no ambiguity regarding your expectations.
Does siding replacement affect the interior of my home?
Siding replacement will not impact the interior of your home. In some cases, siding replacement may crack the exterior caulking of your windows. If the exterior caulking of your windows becomes damaged as a result, we will recaulk and provide color matching. In even rarer cases, the interior caulking of your windows may be affected. We’ll also reseal the interior caulking but don’t offer color matching for interior damage.