Regardless of what you’ve heard in the past, siding installations are actually a very precise and exact process. Many inexperienced contractors attempt to profit by overselling themselves and their siding abilities. Let us be the ones to tell you – siding is not simple! To avoid water damage, mold, infestation, rotting, and efflorescence, all siding must be installed according to a proven process. Furthermore, siding needs to withstand difficult conditions like fires, hurricanes, and so forth. In fact, the siding installed and how it is installed differ based on the location of the home. This is because homes in various climates react differently to weather conditions. An example of this is the HardieZone System. Homes in the south tend to be in the HZ10® zone while anything above (like Bucks County) is in the HZ5® zone. Therefore, working with a cheap contractor who does not understand the system behind the siding products they use will not be able to do a successful and reliable installation.