Vinyl Siding Suppliers
Why does it matter who my contractor uses as vinyl siding suppliers? Firstly, most vinyl siding suppliers will not accept a new account without some sort of activity level, a small handyman or generalist that doesn't do enough volume may not be able to support an account at true vinyl siding supplier other than their general building supply source. The big box home stores can also pitch themselves as able to function as a vinyl siding supplier, but they lack the choice, expertise, accessories and pricing of a specialist.
Each vinyl siding supplier signs very long term contracts with the different manufacturers, which often contain exclusivity terms. So in other words if your vinyl siding supplier doesn't have the rights to a certain brand that happens to be the highest quality and price combination then they can't sell it to you. An old adage for contractors is " If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail ". So even if you were better served with another product, you'll never be quoted for an install with it.
Another advantage to having access to multiple vinyl siding suppliers is to maintain price competitiveness. DeFrancesco Construction is a major account at several of the largest vinyl siding suppliers in the area, with national coverage. We've encountered price differences of up to $40 per square from different vinyl siding suppliers, FOR THE SAME PRODUCT. What does that mean for you? It means on an average install we can save up to $800 on product cost which we then can pass on to you.
Many vinyl siding suppliers also maintain " showroom " locations where a consumer can see several different products installed on walls so that you can inspect the products up close an personal. So as you can see... even though it's part of the supply chain that most end-users don't think about, a properly managed stable of vinyl siding suppliers can contribute to giving you the best choice and the best price for your vinyl siding installation.