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Question DetailsAsked on 7/19/2012

How important is it for us to replace all of our siding at one time?

Hail damaged two sides of our home and our roof. Insurance has agreed to only replace the roof and the two damaged sides. However, our current siding is over 20 years old aluminum, which will be impossible to match.

Our contractor says we should plan to do the whole exterior of the home and suggests vinyl, since it is less expensive. Although we agree, we are not certain we can finance the extra out-of-pocket cost for this project (we had already begun an indoor remodeling project at the time this occured). Is this possible to replace the two sides and then at a later date do the other two sides, or should we just bite the bullet and plan to fund the entire replacement at one time?

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If you can't afford to do the whole house in vinyl, wait.
Put the money from the insurance in the bank and save for the rest of the project. Replacing part of the house with aluminum siding that most likely won't match anyway seems like a total waste of money

Answered 8 years ago by tghysel


Get the roof replaced asap, but steel siding is an option that your contractor may or may not have suggested, if he shows hesitation about steel, find someone else, it takes patience for the finished product. it does cost more than vinyl, so save for it.

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Answered 8 years ago by Phunstuff

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