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How to Complete a Successful Siding Project

Published on: February 21, 2021

This article contains helpful tools to help you make an informed decision on your siding project. It includes siding types, styles, exterior design, colors, pricing, and much more!

Installing new siding on your home can make a dramatic change to your home’s curb appeal. Turning an old house into a gorgeous masterpiece that is the envy of the neighborhood can be easy with the help of 2FL. The first thing you need to do is determine the type of product that would be best for your home. If you know what type of siding you want, skip to step 2. 2FL can show you samples and information to help you make a decision on what type of siding you should use with a FREE IN-HOME ESTIMATE but if you would rather research more, please use our helpful links, presentations, and tools below.

All siding products have their own advantages and disadvantages but the three most popular products used today for our climate are fiber cement siding, vinyl siding, and cedar siding. They are the most economical, readily available, and have a proven reputation for longevity in our region. The other great benefit is these siding products come in a wide variety of profiles, colors, and styles, so designing your dream home can be accomplished easily.

Step 1: Determine the Siding Type

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Vinyl Siding
insulated vinyl
Insulated Vinyl
fiber cement
Fiber Cement
cedar siding
Cedar Siding
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Comparison Presentations from Two Major Manufacturers:

Product Information

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After reviewing the information above hopefully you have an idea of what siding product would be best for your home. If not, please give us a call so we can show you first hand the siding and give you a FREE IN-HOME ESTIMATE or start creating your masterpiece with these design tools that include colors, siding profiles, trim, and much more!

Step 2: Design Your Home with these Interactive Tools

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Now that you have a basic idea of what siding you would like to use and have designed your color and style the next step is to receive a FREE ESTIMATE or learn more about the installation procedure and the water resistant barrier.

Step 3: Learn How to Protect Your Home

  1. Gravity: can draw water down through opening and cracks
  2. Capillary Action: sucks water through small cracks & pores
  3. Rain Droplets: falling rain can pass through openings
  4. Pressure Differential: can push or suck water through crack

The water resistant barrier, or WRB as it is called in the industry, is the last line of protection against water infiltration into your home. It consists of building wraps, flashing’s, and membranes that provide a continuous water-resistive barrier behind the exterior wall veneer. An important component to the WRB is the building paper or home wrap. There are many choices but we prefer to use Rain Drop building wrap by GreenGuard for a few reasons. RainDrop’s innovative drainage channels keep water out of the wall system. The channels won’t crimp, collapse, or flatten, ensuring water will drain no matter how tightly cladding is nailed to the wall. Because it’s not perforated, RainDrop resists air and water infiltration. Plus it breathes to allow moisture vapor to escape. With its high tear resistance and translucent design, installation is quick and easy with no job site waste. And it stays UV-stable up to 4 months. RainDrop is an ideal secondary weather barrier for fiber cement, vinyl, foam-backed vinyl, and wood sidings.
Another important component is metal and self-adhered flashing’s. These products are used around penetrations in the wall cavity as well as many other purposes.

2FL specializes in water-proofing techniques used in engineered water resistant barrier systems and offers a lifetime installation warranty on our siding applications.

Step 4: Pricing Information

Companies are generally reluctant to offer pricing information on their website for two basic reasons. First, it is difficult to give accurate price information about a project without product type, measurements, installation details, and a visual inspection of the work site. Second, many want to withhold this information as leverage to get into your home in order to employ high pressure sales tactics.

At 2FL we do not use ANY high pressure sales tactics, and we have faith in your ability to distinguish between an online ballpark estimate and a specific price quote for your specific project. Therefore, we offer examples of recent jobs

We simply ask that you keep a couple things in mind: Any pricing you get online is a basic idea of what a project will cost. Depending on the method you use, you may get only a vague sense of cost, or a fairly accurate projection. However, to produce an official estimate for your specific project we will ultimately need to take measurements, and determine the specifics of the installation.

We hope you find this information helpful and will give us the opportunity to provide a specific price quote when the time comes.

Recent jobs

  • 11 premium vinyl windows, 1 garden window, 50 year premium roofing, fiber cement siding $28,565.00
  • Premium insulated vinyl siding, soffit, fascia, shutters $15,000.00
  • Fiber cement siding, fascia, gutters $16,950.00
  • Insulated vinyl siding, soffit, fascia $10,500.00
  • Premium insulated vinyl siding, soffit, fascia, gutters, painting 2 garages $21,000.00
  • 6 windows, premium insulated vinyl siding, soffit, fascia, gutters, vinyl shake , 2 entry doors $18,810.00
  • Pre-painted fiber cement siding, fascia, gutters $19,950.00
  • Cedar shingles, staining, 12 windows, 3 cut-in windows, gutters, soffit, rot repairs, $32,350.00

Step 5: Call for a FREE Job Specific Estimate from a Reputable Siding Contractor Like 2FL

Why Choose Us

  • Locally Owned and Operated for Over a Decade
  • Professional, Licensed, Bonded, and Insured
  • A+ Business Bureau Rating
  • 4.5 Star Service Magic Contractor, Rated Google, Yahoo, Bing, Insider Pages
  • Puget Sound Energy Authorized Contractor
  • EPA Certified Firm Lead-Safe
  • Patented Pending Replacement Windows Installation Method that Integrates the Window to the Existing Building Envelope without Exterior Window Trim or Siding Removal
  • Water Proofing Specialists
  • Certified In-House Siding and Window Installers
  • Lifetime Labor and Products Warranty
  • Long List of Satisfied Customers with Phone Numbers Supplied Upon Request
  • We Beat the Competition on Price 8 out of 10 Times and Offer a Better Installation

Our Representative Will

  • Measure your home
  • Show you siding samples
  • Provide references
  • Answer questions
  • Give you a free estimate good for 1 year.

There is no obligation to buy and no high pressure sales.

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