There’s more to replacing your old siding than just hiring the right contractor. To avoid unpleasant surprises and disappointments, you have to plan it carefully to get the results you want and guarantee its success.

Get Inspired

Drive around your neighborhood, and take note of the various siding styles and colors that are appealing to you. This way, you can determine the ones that work for you from the ones that don’t. Take photos, and keep them for reference. Also, browse websites like Houzz and Pinterest as well as home design magazines to explore a wider array of styles and color choices for the siding you want.

Write Up a Budget

Figure out what you can truly afford. Start by identifying features that you’ll want to include for your new exterior. Unless you have the money on hand, find out which financing option makes sense for your situation. Once everything is settled, you can begin setting your priorities and writing your budget.

Choose Your Siding Material

You have a wide variety of siding material choices, including wood, vinyl and fiber cement. Go beyond the price, and weigh the pros and cons of each. Consider durability, ease of maintenance, appearance and the toll on the environment in making your selection.

Prepare Your Home

Make sure your siding replacement goes according to plan. Consider decluttering your yard to give the installers room to move around while they do the work. Also, remove wall hangings, and secure cabinets and other furniture to keep them safe from the rattling and pounding happening outside.

Turn to Illinois Energy Windows & Siding, Inc. for top-notch siding and window installation jobs. Our experienced pros are here to help you improve the look and energy efficiency of your home with our beautiful product selections and quality installation procedures. Give us a call at (630) 627-9200, or fill out our contact form to get started. We serve residents of Morton Grove, Bolingbrook and many other communities.