You’ve decided to replace the siding on your Colorado home! Once you have made the decision, it’s easy to dive in—and then quickly become overwhelmed. There is a lot to consider when you are siding your home, from your home’s environment, various siding options, siding styles, design and functionality, budgetary needs, color choices, and choosing the right siding contractor. At Bellwether, we believe that function and beauty go hand-in-hand and that, with care and patience, we can create beautiful, long-lasting home exteriors while still meeting environmental and financial needs.
We pride ourselves in listening to our customers—that’s how we know that you are getting what you need and what you want. Our design and installation teams are trained to assess your home and gather information for the best project plan possible. We also want you to feel equipped to take on the siding process. So that you feel informed and prepared to invest in your home’s siding, here are a list of questions that you should ask your siding contractor before getting started. These questions should guide your understanding of siding products and installation processes, as well as help you get to know your contractor so that you feel comfortable entering into a partnership to create a beautiful home.
How can I protect my home from wildfire and Colorado weather elements?
We want to help you create a beautiful home, but first and foremost, it should protect your home interior and the people who live in it. In Colorado, you want to make sure that your home exterior holds up against the threat of wildfire, as well as other prominent weather conditions, such as snow and ice and baking sun. Make sure that you understand how your siding selection will keep your home warm and dry.
Can I achieve my design goals with the siding products that you recommend?
Bellwether has an in-house design team that understands the opportunities and limitations of all siding products. In most cases, you can use a recommended material to mimic a desired look. For example, wood siding is a popular style for Colorado homes, but very susceptible to fire. Wood siding can be imitated with fiber cement siding while still shielding your home from fire danger.
What are the costs associated with the siding product you recommend?
When discussing costs, take the conversation beyond the initial figure. Our sales team offers no-pressure information that presents a whole picture of your investment, including energy savings, cost over life, and reliable cost comparisons.
How does Bellwether install this particular siding product?
So that you feel comfortable, our sales and design teams will walk you through the installation process so that there are no surprises in the procedure, timeline, or product you purchase.
Are there other measures associated with this siding product to help improve its lifespan and functionality?
Before we finish installation, we make sure that you understand how to care for your siding and other home exterior elements such as trim, windows, and doors, so that you get the most out of your siding product.
Could you recommend additional, easy design elements that will elevate the look of my home?
Our design team has a keen eye for elevating style in an accessible, tasteful way. From wood elements to color shifts, small details can have a high-impact on your home’s design.
How do I go about choosing a color for this siding option?
You can infuse your home siding with virtually any color, but when using a product like James Hardie fiber cement, you can peruse ColorPlus technology collections, browsing popular colors or shades that are most-used in your area.
Are there any warranties affiliated with this siding product that will serve as protection?
Many siding products come with warranties to protect you against unprecedented damage. James Hardie fiber cement siding has some of the best warranties in the industry. Our installation practices achieve the highest standard so that you will qualify for your product warranties.
Will this product fit into my budget and how can I set up payment for this siding?
Our sales team can navigate a variety of budgets so that you feel comfortable with your purchase. We also work with financial partners who pass savings and honest practices along to our customers so that you can accomplish your goals for your home.
If you have any more questions about siding contractors, contact Bellwether today!