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Frequently Asked Questions About Siding

Common Questions About Siding

Frequently Asked Questions About Siding

In our recent post, Frequently Asked Questions About Roofing, we covered the most popular questions asked about Roofing that are asked by new customers. These questions include the price of new roofing, the time services take, and more. We see these questions on almost a daily basis, being asked by new and existing customers.


As a contractor, we also cover Siding as a service. We also providing Guttering & Drywall as services too. Likewise, we have created a list of the Frequently Asked Questions About Siding. This list includes questions about Siding that are asked regularly by new and existing customers of our business. If you have any other questions about Siding and the services we offer, you can speak to a member of our team.


Here at TDH Contracting, we have over 25 years of Siding Experience. From repairing Siding on Residential Properties to replacing Siding on Commercial Properties, there isn’t much that we haven’t seen as a business with our customers. As a contractor, we cover several locations with our business too, such as WaterlooFloridaIowaJacksonvilleOmaha & Orlando.


Below, you can find the common questions asked by customers of our Siding Services and our answers. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to ask our team!

Is New Siding Expensive?

The price of Siding depends on the materials and options you choose. Some of the budget options are much cheaper than the premium options however they come with both benefits and drawbacks depending on which option you choose. Some of the premium options offer a longer lifespan and more durability whereas the cheaper options offer limited lifespan and durability but are much cheaper to install and repair.

On average, New Siding on a property costs around $12 per square foot. Budget options are much cheaper at around $2 per square foot and premium options can cost around $50 per square foot. The solution you choose for your property is highly dependent on the budget you have available and what works for you.

When you work with a Siding Contractor, you will be able to discuss your property with them along with your budget. They will be able to create a solution for your property that suits your requirement.

What Material Is Siding Made Out Of?

Siding is made out of several materials, depending on which option you choose. The common materials used in Siding are Wood, Brick, Metal, Synthetic Materials, and Stucco. Again, some of these are available in both Budget and Premium Forms, depending on what budget you have available to spend on your Siding.

When you are working and discussing your Siding with a Siding Contractor, they will tell you which materials are at which price points. This means that you can work out your budget per square foot for your property diameter. The most common materials used in Siding are Wood & Synthetic Materials. These are the most cost-effective options and often come in more premium forms too.

You can discuss your desired material and look with a Siding Contractor. They will create a package to suit your budget and your property. This will allow you to enjoy your desired results within your Siding.

What Is The Difference Between New Siding & Siding Replacement?

A very common question from new customers interested in either New Siding or Siding Replacement is the difference between the two. With each service being offered separately, there are differences between New Siding and the Replacement of Existing Siding. Apart from cost, each service includes different services and will deliver a different result for your property. The service you choose depends on the result you are looking for and the budget you have available.

The main difference between Siding Replacement and New Siding is the installation. With Siding Replacement, we will look to replace the external siding material, using the existing structure. This will make your siding look new and fresh but without the large price tag. However, New Siding will look to replace everything. The external material, structure, everything. New Siding will cost more than Siding Replacement.

If you are looking for New Siding but unsure about what service you need, speak to your Local Siding Contractor such as TDH Contracting. They will be able to provide the best service to meet your available budget.

How Long Does A New Siding Installation Take?

Having New Siding installed on your property can be worrying. Especially if you haven’t worked with a Siding Contractor before and knowing how long the work will take and what to expect is important. Having New Siding installed can vary in time, depending on what material you have chosen, what additional options you have chosen, and the availability of the contractor.

On average, a Siding Installation on a Residential Property will take between 7 to 14 days. Again, this depends on the material chosen along with other options. This is also provided as an estimate. Each contractor will have a different installation process meaning that they may be able to install new siding quicker or it may require more time.

To confirm the exact duration of a New Siding Installation, you can ask your Siding Contractor. They should be able to provide information about the time they have allocated as guidance. However, these jobs can overrun and require more, especially to get the best result.

What Are The Benefits Of Siding?

Having Siding on your property provides a range of benefits. The main benefit of Siding is the protection that it offers to your property. Without Siding, the exterior walls of your property are exposed to various weather types and damage. However, with good, high-quality Siding installed, your property is protected. The Siding will take any damages which is much cheaper to repair or replace than the exterior walls.

Another benefit of having Siding installed on your property is the look. Siding can improve the look of your property drastically, especially if your property looks dated such as older properties. It can make your property look modern and change the entire feel of the property. While also protecting your property from damage, it’s a worthwhile investment.

If your property doesn’t currently have Siding installed, then speak to a Local Siding Contractor to discuss Siding and how it could benefit your property.

Is It Possible To Do A Siding Replacement Myself?

Like with anything, if you have the experience then you can usually carry out services yourself. However, with Siding, you usually require a professional to get the best finish. Also, with the price of the Siding and the materials required, having a contractor complete the work will provide you with a warranty, and guarantee along with a piece of mind.

We would strongly recommend that you work with a Siding Contractor to have the work completed on your property. Even if you have experience getting Siding installed correctly is important. If your siding is installed poorly for any reason or rushed, you could find that it doesn’t protect your property as well as it should. It might not look as good either.

Speak to a Local Siding Contractor for a quote and find out more about what they can do for you as a property owner and customer.

How Do I Find A Contractor To Install My New Siding?

When it comes to having New Siding Installed, you will need a contractor to carry out the work. Working with a Siding Contractor will ensure that your siding is installed correctly and that the results are as desired. However, finding the right contractor to install your new Siding is often a challenge, especially if you haven’t worked with a contractor previously.

If you carry out a Google Search for a Siding Contractor, you will find multiple options. These will include both Local and National Companies that provide Siding Installation Services. But which one should you choose?

Here at TDH Contracting, we always recommend that you speak to contractors to find out more about their services and what they offer. Also, take a look at what previous experience they have and what reviews have been left by previous customers. This will often provide enough information to decide upon a contractor.

What Does Maintenance-Free Siding Mean?

While the name might provide a clue, Maintenance-Free Siding means that it’s a hands-off installation. You shouldn’t need to worry about regular maintenance and the looking after of the Siding Installation. Some contractors offer this as part of their Siding Installation Services, which proves to be a popular service.

The idea behind Maintenance-Free Siding is that you shouldn’t need to worry about the maintenance or condition of your Siding. Some contractors offer Maintenance-Free Siding which is supported by yearly condition assessments. If this is the case then great! However, regardless of your Siding Material, you will need to keep an eye on the condition.

Siding can become damaged without warning. This means that your siding can become inefficient and leave your property at risk of damage. So even if your Siding is Maintenance-Free, make sure you look at your Siding regularly for damages.

Does Siding Require Any Maintenance?

Some contractors provide Siding as “Maintenance-Free” which means that property owners don’t need to maintain their siding. However, Siding does require regular maintenance, even if it’s every year. Maintenance covers a range of areas such as general condition checking, damage assessments, and general cleaning and maintenance.

On a new Siding Installation, you might not require regular maintenance. However, regularly looking at your siding for damages and material breakdown is a must. Even if your contractor says it’s not required, you need to check your Siding regularly.

You can speak to a Local Siding Contractor to discuss Siding and the maintenance required. Some contractors offer Siding Maintenance services, providing a hands-off experience.

Is New Siding A Good Investment For My Home?

If your Residential or Commercial Property doesn’t have Siding installed or has an aged installation, then knowing how Siding can benefit your property is important. Property owners are often worried about investing in Siding and if it will show any benefit to their property. Especially when Siding can be quite an expensive investment.

Siding overall is a great investment for your property. Siding provides two main benefits which invest more than worth it. The first benefit is the protection that Siding offers. Siding acts as a physical barrier between your property and any exterior weather or damages. The second benefit is the improved look. New siding can refresh the look of your property and improve the overall appearance.

If you are looking to have Siding installed on your property then speak to our team. With over 25 years of experience, we have worked on both Residential and Commercial Properties, installing and repairing Siding.


Above, you can find out a list of commonly asked Siding questions. These are questions that we see regularly from our customers across Waterloo and the surrounding area. If you have any questions that aren’t covered or featured above, then speak to a member of our team.

We are available to provide more information about Siding and how we can help your property to remain up to date and protected.