7 Steps To Find The Best Siding Contractor Near You In Portland, OR

Are you planning a siding or exterior renovation project in Portland, OR? Finding the right contractor can make all the difference in ensuring your project is completed on time, within budget, and to your satisfaction. At Lifetime Remodeling Systems we are committed to educating our clients before the project starts to make sure they get a well designed project, and a great experience with our in-house team.

Here are seven steps to help you find the best contractor near you in Portland, OR

1. Define Your Project Needs

Before you start searching for a siding replacement contractor, it's essential to have a clear understanding of your project requirements. Determine the scope of work, budget, and timeline that you're looking to achieve. Important questions to ask;

  • Does the company offer other services such as window & roofing replacement and can they handle all of your projects needs with one team?
  • Does the company offer design services such as HOVER to help you visualize your project before it starts?
  • Do they have access to trades people (electricians and plumbers) in case there is work outside of their scope that needs to be completed?
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HOVER | Before/After Exterior Design

2. References Specific To Your Project

Not all references are created equal. The contractor you work with should have references specific to your project type. Working on a 100 year old craftsman home is far different than replacing the siding on a home built in 1995. You'll want to know that your siding replacement contractor has work on a home similar to yours, and has good references to prove it.

  • Are they providing general references or references specific to your project?
  • A quality company will have references specific to the project being done. We provide different reference packets to our clients depending on the project type (i.e Craftsman renovations, EIFS replacement, Hardieplank replacement) so that our clients know that we specialize in those fields.

3. Check Online Reviews & Ratings

Online reviews, accreditations, and background checks are critical to check before hiring a siding replacement company. Some areas to focus on are;

  • Check Google Reviews, Angieslist Reviews, and overall online review presence. A great Portland siding replacement contractor will have over 100 reviews with at least a 4.7 start Google rating. If they have a bad review read the contractor's response as many bad reviews for good companies are unfair and the response gives you additional insight into the type of contractors integrity.
  • How long has the company been in business? Companies 15 years or older have proven they can weather the different economic cycles, and if they have 100+ reviews show you they are executing their craft at a high level over along period of time.
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4. Verify Licenses and Insurance

  • Ensure that any contractor you consider is licensed and insured. In Oregon, contractors must be licensed by the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB). You can verify a contractor's license and check for any complaints or disciplinary actions on the CCB website. Additionally, ask for proof of insurance to protect yourself from liability in case of accidents or damages during the project.
  • Oregon CCB Contractor Lookup: This will give you a full history of the company including whether their insurance & bond is active, their entire complaint history and more. The #1 place to start when considering a siding contractor for your project.

5. Request Multiple Quotes

  • Request up to 3 quotes from reputable contractors after checking licensing and online reviews
  • A great siding replacement contractor should educate, not sell to you. A typical appointment should not need to last more than 1 hour, and the siding contractors focus should be to educate you about their process, their installation techniques and their quality control systems.
  • Siding contractors who only try to sell you on their product should not be hired. Anybody can sell a product like Hardieplank, you should be interested in their quality control process, the crews who will be installing the siding and the person who is running the project as these are the things that lea to a great siding replacement experience.

6. Review Portfolios & Past Projects

  • Ask your contractor to provide pictures of their previous work to verify that they specialize in your project type
  • Reviewing past projects will give you a better understanding of their level of craftsmanship and attention to detail. This is especially important with older homes (i.e 1920's craftsman) as the level of difficulty, and the costs of replacing the siding or doing other exterior remodeling on older homes is higher than a traditional siding project and most companies will try and rush through the job to save money leading to poor quality results.
Portland Craftsman Exterior Remodeling Project | Lifetime Remodeling Systems

7. Ask Questions!

  • Make sure to meet with your prospective contractor in person as you can tell a lot about someone when you interact with them directly
  • A quality siding contractor should provide you with enough information at the initial meeting that the majority of the questions you have will be answered
  • Make sure to get answers to any unanswered questions you have about their process, quality control, and materials being used
  • Discuss your individual project in detail and gauge their enthusiasm for your particular project
  • A great siding contractor should be communicative, transparent, and willing to address your concerns

Contact Us!

Portland's Most Experienced Siding Replacement Firm
Lifetime Remodeling Systems has been renovating craftsman homes in Portland, OR for over 25 years. We understand that our clients want to maintain the craftsman aesthetic, yet upgrade the materials and durability on their homes. We pride ourselves in teaming with top manufacturers such as Hardieplank, Milgard Windows, Marvin Windows, and GAF Roofing allowing us to fully upgrade our clients craftsman homes while giving them the design options they demand to maintain the beauty, and historical accuracy of the craftsman style.

Portland's Most Experienced Project Consultants
Our project consultants meet with you onsite to evaluate your project, provide a detailed professional quote, and should you move forward with our firm your project consultant will also manage your project personally. This ensures that you have met the person who'll be managing your project up front and are comfortable with their management style, as well as their knowledge of the project.

In House Crews, Not Sub Contractors
Unlike most siding replacement companies, we take pride in the fact that all of our exterior crews are employed directly by us. We do not subcontract our projects to the lowest bidder. Our dedicated crews have been working with us for many years and are widely recognized as some of the finest siding, window, and roofing installers on the West Coast.

Ready To Move Forward? Need More Information?
Thinking of residing your craftsman home? Contact Us to schedule a free onsite consultation to discuss your project and restore it to its original beauty. Not quite ready to call us and need to do some more research on our company? Download our Free Info Packet to learn more about our company, and our process. Also be sure to check out our Google page to see more information and pictures of completed projects, and reviews of our company.

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