Choosing a Contractor

Tips for finding experienced contractors

You've decided you want TruLog siding on your building or home. How do you choose a siding contractor that you can trust? Check out the list below to help you find the right fit for your project.

1. Research Regional Siding Contractors

  • Ask friends and neighbors who have recently replaced their siding for recommendations.
  • Search the internet and read reviews to find out which companies do a great job and which contractors draw complaints.
  • Make sure the contractor you choose has a local address. You want to make sure they are around if you have issues.

2. Narrow Your Options

  • Make sure each contractor you consider has experience installing siding. The installation process for TruLog™ is very similar to other sidings. Contractors can typically watch our installation video and know how to install our steel log siding.
  • Ask for references from the contractor’s past clients.

3. Get a Siding Quote

  • Ask each contractor for estimated timelines of project completion.
  • Make sure you get at least three different quotes for installation.
  • Compare those quotes to see what services are included. One estimate may be higher because they include tearing off the old siding, disposing of the old materials, and a stipend for replacing damaged or rotten plywood substrate.
  • If the contractor doesn’t cover these steps, you can ask the contractor for the additional cost to include them.

4. Meet With Your Contractor to Discuss Details of Your Siding Replacement

  • Decide on a start date for installation of your TruLog™ siding.
  • Set a reasonable end date for the installation and clean up to be finished.
  • Set a payment schedule. It is a good rule of thumb to set the final payment when work is complete.
  • Notify with TruLog™ of where your steel siding should be dropped off. FedEx will call and schedule the best time and day to deliver the siding materials to your location.

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