Feb 25, 2024

Don’t Sign a Contract for New House Siding Without Reading This!

For many homeowners, the installation of new siding is a once-in-a-lifetime endeavor. This costly decision is one that shouldn’t be taken lightly.  Prior to committing to a contractor, it’s important to have the below facts solidified prior to making a commitment.

Must Know Details for Your Siding Installation Project

Siding Materials

There are an array of siding materials available in the marketplace including aluminum, stucco, vinyl, brick, steel, and LP® SmartSide®.  However, a reputable siding contractor can make appropriate suggestions for which type(s) of siding are the best fit for the climate you live in.  They’re also able to give thorough explanations on why a certain material will jive with your home’s architecture and size.  Furthermore, reliable siding contractors can share why they have opted to partner with the manufacturers they have and why they have opted to steer clear of others.

LP SmartSide siding installed on Twin Cities home

Siding Color and Texture

It goes without saying that the siding color and texture combinations within the marketplace are endless.  As a homeowner, how do you even know where to start?  Quality siding contractors can help you narrow down your selections by using 3D digital renderings that will show what various siding colors look like on your home.  This is critical because of the major impact the siding’s color and texture have on your home’s curb appeal.  With that being said, you should still be presented with physical samples of the siding material and color that you are having installed on your home, as siding can vary in appearance, in shade and sunlight.  Your siding installation contract should clearly state the exact color(s) of siding being used along with the manufacturer.

Brown SmartSide siding installed by Lindus Construction

Material and Insulation Warranties

Because siding is such a major investment, it’s critical that the material you select has an iron-clad warranty that will stand the test of time.  Be sure to get in writing what the manufacturer’s warranty is.  Bear in mind that a manufacturer’s warranty is voided if the installing contractor does not correctly install the material. That makes it imperative that you also have a clear understanding of the contractor’s willingness to stand behind their work.  Expert siding contractors aren’t afraid to offer lifetime workmanship guarantees because they only hire the best craftsmen who specialize in the siding material they are installing.

unique LP SmartSide siding installed on Twin Cities home by Lindus


Shockingly enough, some siding contractors cut corners by failing to properly insure themselves.  This creates a scenario where the homeowner could become liable if an installer is injured during your project or significant damage is done to your home.  Reputable contractors have zero issues with being loud and proud about the level of insurance they carry.

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Price & Project Timelines

Most contractors require a minimum of 1/3 of the project price as a down payment.  This allows them to secure the necessary materials for your project.  Be sure to have clearly stated in writing what the payment schedule is, as in many cases, full payment is expected upon project completion.  Verify what financing options the contractor offers so that you aren’t scrambling at the end of your project to pay for it.  A siding contract should also share expected project installation timelines to keep all parties on the same page.

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Siding Installation Reviews:

"Very efficient, kept the area neat. Completed the work in the time estimated. Work looks good. I would hire them again."

Margaret G.
MInneapolis, MN
February 22, 2024

"The house looks really good. I am very happy with the windows and I am very happy with the siding. They both look great."

Loren A.
Eagan, MN
January 2, 2024

"Lindus installed new siding & gutters for us in 2021. Their crews did a fabulous job and the supervision over crews was outstanding.  The communication was excellent as well. I’ve recommended them to friends & they were very pleased as well. 5-star company!"

Marlene M.
New Prague, MN
December 14, 2023

"We are very pleased with the deck, patio doors, and siding.  Thanks Dave for helping us."

Kathy D.
Turtle Lake, WI
December 4, 2023

"The teams that installed our siding and replacement gutters did a great job and were hard workers. They completed the job in a timely manner, were respectful to our property, cleaned up well and thoroughly completed all of the requested tasks. Ben West helped solve several unique issues that came up during our siding installation and is an all-around great guy. Our sales guy, Jake Calleja, was always responsive and on top of everything. And, gave great design advice as well! Very happy with the results of this project." 

Nancy M.
Burnsville, MN
August 27, 2023

"Very pleased with work completed by Lindus. Lucas was very thorough in pulling together the estimate and siding/roofing work met our expectations. The crews also did a good job cleaning up the work site once their work was done. Would definitely recommend them."

Mary M.
Woodbury, MN
June 25, 2023
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