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A septic system is something that is easily forgotten until something goes horribly wrong. What should you avoid running down your kitchen sink? Is one type of toilet paper safer to use than another? How often does your septic tank really need to be cleaned? These were just some of the questions that I had about my septic tank after it had backed up and filled my yard with raw sewage. Since then, I have spent hours researching septic systems so that I would not have to go through that again. I have developed my website to make learning about septic systems a little easier for others like me.

learning the basics of home septic systems

Replacing Your Home's Siding? 3 Things To Know

Matthew Young

Your home's siding is much more important than you may realize. The wrong siding can detract from your home's appearance and decrease its value. Siding that is old or in disrepair can lead to costly water damage. If your home's siding has seen better days, it's probably time to replace it with new siding. There's more to consider than just the way siding looks when you are searching for a replacement. Here are three things that you need to know when it comes to siding replacement.

The Options That Will Work

The first thing that you need to know is what options will work for your home and your budget. There are numerous types of siding available, and there's likely more than one option that will work for your home. Popular siding materials include wood, vinyl, metal, and fiber cement. Each type of siding material has its pros and cons. It's up to you to work with a contractor and look into which options will work best for your residence. While aesthetics are essential, you also want to choose a siding material that will hold up to the elements. 

The Timeline Of The Installation

Another thing that you need to know is that when it comes to siding installation, it's something that will take more than just a couple of days to complete. On average, siding installation will take between 10 and 14 days, or longer if painting the siding is also in the plan. Siding installation involves a lot of preparation work. Your contractor will remove the old siding and also repair any areas that have damage. Your contractor will be able to give you an estimated timeline for your siding replacement. 

How Much It Will Cost

The cost of siding replacement is very much dependent on three things. The type of siding material you choose, the cost of labor, and the size of your home, will have the most significant impacts on your budget. On average, you will spend somewhere between $5,000 and $14,050 on siding replacement. Metal, fiber cement, and vinyl siding are affordable options. Wood siding tends to be higher in cost. Siding replacement for large homes will also cost more overall.

If you are installing new siding, there are a few things that you need to know. First, you should look into your options and carefully consider what will work best for your home and your budget. Next, the timeline is something else to consider. Work will typically take more than a week to complete. Finally, the cost is something else to consider. Siding replacement will usually set you back at least a few thousand dollars.

For more information on siding replacement, reach out to a local siding contractor.