The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Siding Contractors: What You Need to Know

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Need Help Choosing the Right Siding Contractors? Here’s What to Know

Choosing the right siding contractors can be difficult, especially with so many varying options available to you. What’s more, this decision is very important, as replacing your siding is a major investment and it’s crucial to ensure you’re getting the best quality of work possible.

At Xtreme Exteriors, we’ve been in the siding business for decades, with both breadth and depth of experience using the industry’s best products. During our time in business, we’ve learned a thing or two about what separates the best siding contractors from the rest. So if you’re looking for the right siding installation partner to transform your home, here are the qualities you should evaluate.

Check Through Reviews

Reviews are a great place to start when evaluating siding contractors—but it’s important to look at more than the number. While a solid overall score can help you get started, it’s also important to read through reviews and make note of what past customers have to say.

Look at both positive and negative reviews for a complete picture—after all, nearly every contractor will have both. For positive reviews, what qualities do customers consistently mention? For negative reviews, what went wrong, and how did the company respond?

Ask for References

Even better than reviews are direct references from past customers. The best siding contractors will have previous customers who are willing to speak directly to the quality of their work. If possible, ask for references from customers who used the same products that you’re interested in.

Look for Established Local Companies

Local companies provide unique advantages to their customers. Due to their proximity, they’ll be much more reliable when it comes to responding promptly and maintaining project timelines. Locally based companies will also have more in-depth knowledge of things like building codes, the climate in your area, and common types of storm damage.

In addition, it’s good to ensure that the company you’re working with has a significant track record. Being in business for a long time demonstrates experience and high-quality work, and it also provides more reliability when it comes to making good on warranties and workmanship guarantees.

Ask About Certifications

Certifications from manufacturers are a great way to provide evidence for a siding contractor’s quality. Typically, this also means your partner contractor will be able to provide better product warranties on siding that they install.

For example, at Xtreme Exteriors we’ve achieved Elite Preferred status with James Hardie, which is the highest certification available. This means we’ve demonstrated superior aptitude with James Hardie products and adhere to various standards, from sales to installation best practices. 

Ask About Product Experience

Finally, if you’re interested in specific types of products for your home, make sure you ask each contractor what products they typically work with. Everything from fiber cement siding to wood look siding and stone veneer will have a slightly different installation process. While many contractors may work with all of these, others may specialize and have difficulty installing products they don’t work with often.

Not sure what product you want for your home? Try our visualizer tool and find the perfect look! 

Xtreme Exteriors: The Midwest’s Top Siding Contractors

At Xtreme Exteriors, our team has expertise in many home exterior services—but we’re renowned throughout the Midwest for our unmatched experience in siding installation. We’re the #1 James Hardie installers in Middle America, with a strong track record in fiber cement siding, wood look siding, stone veneer, cladding, and more.

As you evaluate the best siding contractors for your project, we hope you’ll consider Xtreme Exteriors. Have questions? Reach out to us or find an Xtreme Exteriors location near you: 

Nixa, MO | Shawnee, KS | Rogers, AR | Pittsburg, KS | Goodlettsville, TN