3 Things Siding Contractors Wish Homeowners Understood

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The majority of us know that unique struggles come with working in any industry and siding contractors are not any different.

We are all fairly guilty of making assumptions about work and circumstances that we know nothing about, which is why communication can be so important. If you are looking to have the siding replaced on your home, you will be preparing to work with siding contractors to get the job done.

To help you further understand this process, we wanted to share a few things that all siding contractors wish their clients new in advance. 

Project Timelines for Siding Work Can Vary

In a perfect world, every single project would have a specific number of hours that could be counted on right down to the minute. Though this would make things run more smoothly, the truth is that every siding project is unique.

Even if your next door neighbor just had their siding redone, they likely can’t give you a good estimate on how long it will take. There are a wide range of factors that influence the duration of siding projects including the home size, type of siding, and certain environmental factors. 

It’s a good idea to avoid getting caught up in how long you think a project should take or how long it took those neighbors. Maybe there were 2 weeks of planning before their project even got visibly started. Or maybe they choose cheap contractors that move fast but do a sub-par job.

Often Better Siding Is Worth The Investment

A lot of us would prefer to spend as little as possible when it comes to home maintenance. This is because it generally isn’t an expected cost, and most of us wish it could be avoided. However, the reality is that investing a little extra upfront can help you to save a lot down the line.

Though siding contractors love to visit with clients, the majority of us would prefer to do the job right the first time by using the best materials and letting you have better peace of mind, knowing your siding will last a long time.

So, if you can afford it, invest in high-quality materials that are designed to last. 

Not sure what type of siding to choose for your project? Read our blog post on How To Choose The Right Siding For Your Home.

Siding Contractors Thrive in A Clean Workspace

Have you ever noticed how you don’t realize how much you own until you move?

Most of us, by default, will collect decorative and sentimental items that we can use to make our homes feel more comfortable. While this is a great thing, it can be a bit difficult when your local siding contractors come to work on your home and need clear access to the perimeter of your home to complete the job.

In order to work effectively, all items outside of the home will need to be cleared away so there is room for the team to work. Additionally, it can be important to move valuables and loose items inside the home away from the walls to avoid anything being damaged while the siding is being replaced. 

This little bit of extra effort at the start of a siding project will help all your precious possessions clean and unbroken.

Looking for a siding contractor in Rockford IL? Call Cross Country Construction at 815-315-0637.


Siding contractors will repair your home and leave it looking much better than when they arrived. We take great pride in the work that we do and we always want our customers to have the best possible experience when they work with us.

Understanding these truths can help you to work more effectively with your siding contractor team. This helps us to ensure that you get exactly what you want as quickly as possible! 

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Cross Country Construction is a full-service contractor in Roscoe, IL.  We expertly perform all construction projects from roofing to gutters to interior remodeling.  Call us at (815) 315-0637 to learn more.

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