Thinking About DIY Nichiha Siding Installation?

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Here are 3 Things to Consider

Have you heard of Nichiha siding? Then you have probably heard that it has a lower installation cost than other, similar siding products. That is mostly due to the fact that the installation itself is easier and faster. Nichiha siding uses a ‘one-path’ system with fasteners that make the installation simpler.

If you have heard about these facts and your siding needs to be replaced, maybe you are considering installing Nichiha yourself. However, before you start your DIY Nichiha siding installation, you should know the facts and consider them carefully. 

Here are three things you should know before you decide whether or not to install this siding yourself:

  • Enough experience, the right material and permits

Residing your home is one of the more complex and risky DIY projects you could undertake. You should always be honest with yourself and realistic when accessing your skills. Residing your home if not for DIY beginners and requires a lot of skill.

You do not want to risk causing damage to your home because the Nichiha panels or other siding is not correctly installed. The siding will protect your home best and last longest when it is properly installed. 

If it is not correctly installed, leaks and other damage can cause severe problems down the road. Since it is such a large job, it might also be a good idea to have people help you, as going in alone might be too much work, too complicated, and take too long.

Furthermore, you need to be able to remove the old siding and dispose of it. Then you need to get the right permits to replace your siding. Additionally, you need to get the right kind of Nichiha siding products, specifically tailored to your home. This alone can be difficult as your home needs to be measured correctly and all features (like gables, windows, doors, etc.) of the home need to be calculated in. 

  • Closely follow the installation guidelines

Nichiha provides installation guidelines as well as help from their support team. However, in order to install the siding and other Nichiha products correctly, you need to follow the guidelines explicitly. Only when you do so, is it guaranteed that the project will be successful and the siding will work as intended. 

You need to have enough knowledge of construction DIY jobs, or even better siding specifically, to follow the guidelines and instructions. If you start on the installation process and find yourself out of your depth after all, you can always contact your trusted local siding contractor to come in and help to set you on the right path and install the siding so that it will protect your home properly.

  • Is it worth your time and money to save on installation costs?

DIY jobs can save you quite a bit of money. However, residing your home is a really big project. When you factor in all of the time you need to spend on it and what your time is worth, residing your home yourself might not really be worth it.

Furthermore, you will not only have to buy the material (without the discount contractors can get) but you will also need the right tools and safety equipment. Whereas the professionals will bring everything they need with them, you will likely have to purchase tools to install your siding. 

Unless you have removed and installed this exact same kind of siding, Nichiha siding in this case, chances are you do not have all the tools you will need. That can add quite a bit to your overall cost.

You will also need to calculate in that making mistakes while installing your siding, will add money in the end. If incorrectly installed, faulty siding can lead to water damage for example, which will cause damage that is hard and expensive to fix.

Let Your Trusted Siding Guide Install Your Siding

Now that you know these facts about Nichiha siding installation you might have more questions. Or maybe you are still not sure if DIY siding installation is the right thing to do for you. If that is the case, reach out to us. 

Colorado Siding Repair is your trusted siding guide. We are here for you and are always happy to answer all of your siding questions. So, whether you have questions about Nichiha siding or any other kind of siding, we can guide you along the way to help you decide what is best for you.

To help you determine what that is and to provide you with exceptional service is always the most important thing for us. We never just want to make a sale but want to guide you along the way. We truly want what is best for you, your home, and your budget.

Because of that, we always take the educational approach. Our team members from Colorado Siding Repair will provide you with all the important facts so that you can make an informed decision. No matter if you want to have Nichiha siding, James Hardie fiber cement, or any other kind of siding installed, we are ready to help.

In addition to installing siding, we also install windows and insulation. These three things will drastically increase the energy efficiency and the comfort of your home. We are also one of the few siding contractors in the area that can paint the exterior of your home to create a matching look and increase the curb appeal of your home.

Call Colorado Siding Repair today to get a hassle-free quote. Let us know how we can help to make your home’s exterior look beautiful!

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