I was looking for new vinyl siding for my house.
I went to several home centers until I found the siding I wanted, and I took the directions on how to install the siding.
By the time I read through the instructions, I thought I could put up the siding by myself. I bought all the siding I thought I should need and took it home. I gave no thought to where I was going to store the siding until I had time to install it, but I got such a good price that I figured I could put it on my porch. Once I found the time to install the new siding, I wasn’t so sure it was something I wanted to do on my own. I asked my brother what he thought about installing siding on my home, and he said I should contact a siding contractor. I didn’t even know there was such a thing as a siding contractor. He told me to go online and put in a search for siding contractors in our area. It surprised me when I got a list of almost ten people who were certified and licensed siding contractors. I contacted three of them before I found someone who had the time to put the siding on my house within a month. I wanted to have the new siding installed before the holidays. He offered to come to the house and show me different siding samples he had, but I told him I already bought it. He groaned and said it could be difficult to match if I didn’t buy enough. I hadn’t thought about this, and I felt even more foolish and wondered how much more it was going to cost if he had to buy new siding.