Preferred Siding, Inc.
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"Our outstanding craftsmanship, our reliability, and our keen commitment to each project are keys to the high standards we have developed and maintain with all our work. Expert design advice on all aspects of each project is another reason our customer satisfaction score is one of unparalleled excellence."

Steven Ginsberg | President
Company Information
Services Offered
Preferred Siding specializes in installing James Hardie fiber cement siding. The company coordinates trim installation and replacement using James Hardie trim or PVC trim. Customers can review displays and photographs of all the Hardie siding and trim styles before making their selections.
Services Not Offered
The company does not install or repair vinyl or aluminum siding.
Preferred Siding offers a 20-year labor warranty.
Company History
The company was founded in 1995.
Preferred Siding was the first James Hardie Preferred Remodeler in the DC area. The company has earned James Hardie's highest-ranking status of Elite Preferred Remodeler and also serves on the James Hardie Advisory Council.
Areas Served
Prince William, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Arlington County
A selection of 82 homeowner reviews:
“Preferred Siding did very high-quality work, and they were very knowledgeable in proper installation. They worked quickly and efficiently; I liked everything about it. I'd grade them as an A+.”
“I liked everything. The owner was extremely knowledgeable, and he knew what he was doing. They did a good job, and they did it quickly. I would give them an A+. They were very good.”
“They were great. They put siding on the house, and they were very professional. Everything was nice, neat, and organized. They couldn't have had nicer workers or a better finished product. I'd give them an A. I plan to use them again.”
“It was fantastic. They were prompt, professional, and responsive, and they did great work. Preferred Siding is A+.”
“Our house is beautiful. They did a nice job. I'd give them an A.”
“It was fantastic, it was wonderful. I would grade them an A.”
“They did a fantastic job and did everything that they said they were going to do. The head of the company came out and checked the work every step of the way. He was very responsive. I would grade them an A.”
“They were very efficient and they got the job done in the scheduled time. I would grade them an A+. They are very good. I would recommend them again.”
“I liked the communication, knowledge, and timeliness. They did very good subcontracting. They redid my entire back with Hardiplank and replaced all my siding. Then they replaced all my trim on the side of my house, which is all brick. A+ grade for them.”
“I used Preferred Siding last year. They were very responsive to any concerns and observations I had. I would grade them an A. I would recommend them.”
“It was great. They are reliable and follow through. They deserve an A.”
“They do what they say they are going to do when they say they are going to do it. I'd give them an A.”
“I'd rate them as an A.”
“I had a different design than normal, and they were able to do that. Most time when you tell people you want something different, they say, 'well that's not what the print out says.' It was the first time I used them. I'd rate them as an A. They completely redid all the siding on my house, a little bit of insulation, and siding panel on my house. I haven't had to call them back, but it hasn't been a full year yet. I've already recommended them.”
“They are efficient and know what they are talking about. The staff that are actually on site not only do a good job, but they are pleasant. They installed Hardiplanks on my whole house. I would grade them an A. I've hadn't needed to contact them since I did the job. They were very customer friendly.”
“I thought they were very good. The project took about three weeks to do because they were doing the siding and the trim, and they had a lot of work to do on the side. They worked long hours, and they were very careful. They even put siding under my deck, which meant they had to scrunch down because it's not a walk-out basement. I'd give them high marks. They're very organized, for one thing—the wife of the guy who runs it is in the office, and between the two of them, if I had any questions, I'd just call the office. Usually, Steve would come out the same day. It was a good experience. He really knew how Hardie board was supposed to be installed, so when I had my roof done by a company that he had recommended, I had a question about the gutter boards because I wanted them to be Hardie as well, and I had him come and answer some questions for me. That's how much faith I have in his opinion and in his knowledge of what he does. I would say they're an A+.”
“They put HardiePlank siding on our whole house. From top to bottom, I liked everything. The service was really good. The installers were just absolutely first-rate. They worked to make certain that every single slat was just spot-on, and the color touch-up was well done. It was just a really first-rate experience from start to finish. I'd give Preferred Siding an A+.”
“They were high quality. They put up fiber cement siding for me. I chose them because they were recommended by the manufacturer of the product. I'd give them an A. There was a team of gentlemen who installed the siding, and they were all great.”
“We had an experience that was even better than positive. I would recommend Preferred Siding with absolutely no reservations at all. We replaced HardiePlank siding on an addition to our house. It required some extra engineering and some little things that needed to be worked out. My husband is a civil engineer, and he is probably the hardest person they could possibly do a job for, but they met and exceeded our expectations. From start to finish, they were timely. When they said they'd be here for an estimate, they were. When my husband pointed out some way of doing something differently than they normally did, they worked with us. When it came time to do a punch list, there were a couple of extra things that my husband felt should be done; with no hesitation, they were here when they said they would be here, and it was done. They were very professional. It was absolutely an A+ job. ”
“They were very professional about explaining what was going to be done, what needed to be done, and what options I had. People arrived when they said they would, and they finished the job and cleaned up every day. I was very happy with the professionalism and the work quality. They put up new siding all around the house and replaced the soffits and attic vents. They made sure that the window framing and windowsills were replaced where we needed. It was all HardiePlank and other Hardie materials. We heard of them because they'd worked other places in the neighborhood. I'd give them an A.”
“They did a really great job. They put on Hardie board. I chose Preferred Siding because I thought they did good work and because I liked their presentation. I'd rate them as an A.”
“Preferred Siding did nice work. They put up James Hardie siding. The gentlemen who did the siding were fine. I chose them because I liked some of the custom trim details that they proposed. I'd give them an A rating.”
“The owner was very nice and easy to talk to, and they gave good customer service. They had to do new siding and trim. I was looking for Hardie board preferred providers, and there were only three in the area, so I met with all three of them, and I preferred Preferred Siding because I liked the owner—I thought they had very good customer service. I'd give them an A.”
“Preferred Siding redid the outside of my house. They did an outstanding job, and the quality of the materials was terrific. Their workmanship is what stood out; they took their time, and they did it right. I would rate them as an A+.”
“They installed HardiePlank and new gutters on our house. The owner of the company is just fantastic. He had a lot of projects, but anytime we asked for his time, he gave us his full attention. He's just a really, really great guy to know and work with. They deserve an A++.”
“Preferred Siding put siding on our whole house, and I liked everything. The service was really good, and the installers were absolutely first-rate. They made certain that every single slat was spot-on, and the color touch-up was well done. It was just a really first-rate experience from start to finish. They're A+.”
“Preferred Siding installed gutters and soffits, and the quality of their work was excellent. They gave us good service, and they did a good job—I have no complaints. They are hardworking people.”
“Preferred Siding did my siding, and I managed the project. The person they sent was just very thorough and did a great job. It was a terrific experience. I found them through James Hardie. I'd grade them as an A; the job was excellent, and I have no complaints.”
“They put siding up and replaced all the trim. It was a medium- to large-sized job. I liked the quality of their workmanship. I have called them back since the work was done—they checked back to see how everything was, and everything was fine. A+.”
“They took off the old siding and put on new siding for basically the whole house. I thought they were very tidy workers. Everything was kept very clean, and they took a lot of trouble to do it correctly. I was just generally impressed. They get an A.”
“Preferred Siding did siding for me, and the quality of their work was fine. I chose the company because they were local. I'd grade them as an A+. I didn't have any problems with them.”
“They replaced the siding on one side of house. The product they installed was very good, and the quality of the work they did was fine. I found them through James Hardie. They deserve an A.”
“They did siding for the house and reinforced some deck supports. The quality of their workmanship was very good. I found out about them in the first place because a neighbor had used them, and I'd give them an A grade.”
“They replaced my siding. They had a lot of good ideas to help out with the project, like style and color. I went through the manufacturer to find them; they're a preferred James Hardie vendor. Everything looks great as of today. I'd rate them as an A.”
“We hired Preferred Siding because we needed siding, and they were very good. They did the job, and I don't have anything negative to say, so I would give them an A+.”
“Preferred Siding did a fabulous job. They did HardiePlank siding on the whole house, including trim and all the details. I liked everything about them. They're very professional, they were on time, and their quality was above and beyond. They get ten A+'s. I can't recommend them enough.”
“I was very satisfied with Preferred Siding. They had a vision, and they definitely came through with that vision—they have great attention to detail. I'm very happy with the quality of the product and the workmanship. They definitely get an A+.”
“Preferred Siding was great to work with. They were there every step of the way, and they took care of business. They were very thorough and explained everything, and I felt very comfortable. I'm very happy with the job that was done and with the way they handled everything. They're A+.”
“We had all our 40-year old aluminum siding and trim taken off, and we replaced it with Hardie board siding and repainted the trim—we have a new house, basically. They get an A-; the communication between the boss, the workers, and the customer could be improved.”
“They did the trimming and the painting. Everything went excellent—outstanding. It was a positive experience overall. I liked the quick response, the quality of work, the workmanship, and the worker's professionalism. He also recommended an electrician that helped me get some lights replaced—the lights that were originally on the house. I didn't know of any good companies, but we had gotten a recommendation from some close friends, so that's why we went with them. I would give them the top grade, an A+.”
“Preferred Siding did siding and trim work, and I liked the quality of work. It was a positive experience. There is nothing they need to improve on—I'd give them an A.”
“I thought Steve was great. He advised me well, and his staff was good. They did the trim. They did a great job, and it looks wonderful. I would recommend them. I would say they got an A. They were good.”
“We had needed siding on the ends of our house, and Preferred Siding put up guttering and soffits—it is like a ventilated area that goes into the attic, so it gets air into the attic. The quality of the work was very good. The workers themselves were very good, and the final cleanup was very good. I would use this company again. They get an A+.”
“We were very pleased with Preferred—it was very good. They were easy to work with. Steve was very hands-on, and I liked the overall craftsmanship and quality of work. It was a very positive experience—I don't have any negatives to report on. They get an A+.”
“They put the siding on the house, and they knew what they were doing. I heard about them by getting referrals from HardiePlank. An A+ would be fine.”
“The customer service made working with Preferred Siding a positive experience. They replaced siding damage from the deck removal, and everything has held up good. I haven't had to call them back for any reason at all. What stood out to me the most about the company is that they were able to match our current siding. The workers did a good job. I would give them an A, and I'd use them again.”
“Preferred Siding did a good job. I got the product I was looking for, and I think it was installed in a professional manner. The workmen were neat and pretty much cleaned up afterward. I didn't have any bad experiences. They removed existing Masonite siding and replaced the siding and the house trim with James Hardie and PVC. They're an A.”
“It was great. We've been really happy with the siding. They really took their time—it took like a week and a half to do it, but it was all done really well. They seemed to show some craftsmanship in what they did, and it looks great. We were happy with it. They were listed as one of the preferred providers for James Hardie or HardiePlank siding, and that's the kind we wanted. They'd be an A.”
“Preferred Siding did some work for me. I think the most important thing is that they did a good job and listened to my concerns. They were also pretty open about what was happening. I had some questions during the job, and they always answered them and made sure to document everything I asked for. I was quite happy with that. They replaced my old cedar wood siding with HardiePlank siding. I'd say they're an A.”
“We really had no problems in the quote or estimate phase, or the demo, or the application of the siding. It all kind of went as expected. They did siding, fascia board, and some trim. It was not a whole lot of bells and whistles, but there was a little bit of detail work. I would say they get an A.”
“They've done work for me, and there was nothing not to like. I didn't really have any problems. The work went as expected. They put HardiePlank siding on the house, and things went well. I'd rate them an A.”
“Preferred Siding did a fine job. They did what they said they would do. I was referred to them by James Hardie. I'd recommend them. I'd say they get an A.”

They were absolutely amazing. We have an older house—from 1947—and we had the siding replaced. It looks wonderful. Preferred was very professional. I could not recommend them more highly. They deserve an A+.

Preferred's installers were very courteous and very clean, and the work was top-notch. Good craftsmanship—they really cared about what they were doing. They cared about our opinion of their work. We're absolutely happy with their service. I'd give them an A+.

Preferred Siding did a great job. They've got great attention to detail, and they really put their hearts into it. They asked me a lot of questions and worked with me to figure out how to make the siding look the best it possibly could. I'd give them an A+, and I'd recommend them. I'm a tough customer, and they did great.

Preferred Siding is absolutely amazing, and I would recommend them to anyone—the job will be done perfectly. They repaired a bad siding job someone else did, and they did it immaculately. I can’t say enough good about them. It’s just amazing what they do.

Preferred removed the old siding and replaced it with HardiePlank, and they replaced all the wood trim on the house—basically, a makeover of the exterior of the house. They were very helpful in the planning and design stage and had really good suggestions on which siding would look best.

They’re an excellent company. The quality of their workmen and workmanship was first rate. They were absolutely professional right down the line. I was just so blown away and impressed by their work.

Preferred Siding did siding, gutters, and trim for us, and they were very professional—very nice people to work with if I had any questions or concerns. They sent out a paper ahead of time to give you instructions, like to make sure any photographs were taken off the wall in case a vibration caused them to drop. They just wanted to make sure to avoid anything like that. At the very end of that paper, the last sentence said, 'We hope to exceed your expectations.' And I felt they did.

It was an all-around good experience. Steve was very flexible. Due to our level of indecision about what we were going to do, he made multiple trips out to the house until we established a contract. His crew was really flexible too, and they kept the yard clean. They did siding and trim for us—full HardiePlank siding, with PVC and HardiePlank trim. There were some bits of detail that I would have done differently to give it a better cosmetic appearance, but that's about it.

They did the whole house. From start to finish, it took five months. I liked the workers—they came in and did their job, and they were professional and knowledgeable. I really have no complaints.

For our first time working with Preferred Siding, they put in some siding and trim. They spent a lot of time looking at how things should be trimmed—they did a really good job with that.

I would highly recommend them. They were excellent when they did our siding. It was a high-quality job, and they followed my instructions and got it done on time. I had tried three other contractors who all got fired off the job because they couldn't follow instructions.

It was my first time using Preferred Siding, and it was very positive. They put in both trim and siding. They were on time, as promised. They had a clean installation, with no issues and no surprises. It took about seven days. They had very good customer service—they responded quickly.

The job they did was just superb. This house has been transformed. It wasn’t just putting up new siding; architecturally, they changed some of the lines around the windows and trim. It was a very cohesive design. These guys are professionals.

Preferred Siding, they were the best. They replaced all the siding on the house and helped us with design and color selection. He’s a very knowledgeable guy. I can’t say enough good things about them.

They do an excellent job. They pay attention to details; they’re perfectionists. They sealed our house and did some extra things. Wonderful.

Outstanding. We were most pleased. They came up with some very nice architectural touches. It is very well done.

I’m very satisfied with Preferred Siding; we were very pleased with the work. Their Hardie board siding made a big difference on the side of our house. Our house has been much warmer and airtight ever since it was done. The work was done very nicely—the crew that worked out here was meticulous. It was great. I think Preferred Siding did excellent work.

They did a fantastic job. They were very professional, did quality work, kept a clean site. They redid the siding and the trim on the whole exterior of our house, and we went from an older, wood paneling to the Hardie board. We were really impressed.

The outcome was amazing from a design standpoint. They followed an architect’s plan to some extent, but the owner of the company worked closely with me on key design points and really customized the project to make it even better. 

I thought Preferred Siding did a great job. They did siding. What stood out about their work was that they're knowledgeable, they helped me coordinate with some other people doing work in the house, and they provided suggestions on areas that were a little more challenging. It was a great job all around.

They did a great job. It was a major job for me, like the entire outside of the house. The people I dealt with were always courteous and got back to me promptly.

They did a very good job. It was a major, one-time job for me. They did a professional job, very professional.

They did a great job. Quality work on the siding, good cleanup from the team, and good consultation along the way. They did exactly what I needed and did it well. The customer service was excellent. I mean, they did good work. They did it all on time, when I needed, and did it how I needed.

They did an excellent job. Just my overall impression of them was satisfying enough to choose them to do the work. And they seemed to be very good at what they do. They did siding for me. They did the whole house. I have no reason to complain.

They did some work for me over the last four years. We were very pleased with them. And they've done a number of jobs in the neighborhood.

They finished everything very well. I had no problems. It was installation of siding—HardiePlank. I'm happy that I chose Preferred Siding.

They did good. I was very pleased. Their owner, Steve, was instrumental in proposing alternates and recommending different techniques. He was very good. And their workforce, that actually did the work, was good and very responsive, too. And the workmanship was good, the quality of the work was good. I'd give them an A+ rating. I've already recommended them to different people. They're a good company and well organized.

They did a great job. We were very happy with it. Steve, the owner, his personal attention, his manner, and his professionalism really stood out. It was the third company I'd had an in-person consultation with, and by the end of the visit, I knew that I was going to go with Preferred Siding, in large part, because of Steve's service.

I've had a couple of things done by them; the siding was done a while ago. I liked them enough to call them out again. I've referred them to many people. They did a good job for me.

Preferred Siding did a great job. It was four years ago. They did the job in a timely fashion. They cleaned up well after their services. I would use them again or refer them to other homeowners.

They did a great job. Steve was just really on top of his game and responsive and really good. They were really fantastic. The cleanup was good, and they worked with me on whatever issues that I had. I'm very happy with the whole thing.

Preferred Siding was great. I'm really glad they did the job. If I had any comments or questions, they were responsive. They were neat, polite, and it looks great.

I think they were very good. I was very pleased with them. They did a good job, and did what they said they would do. I didn't have to call them back for any reason. Everything was good from start to finish.

I thought Preferred Siding did a great job.

Preferred is OK. We were happy with the outcome of the work.

We were pleased with the service from them. They got the job done, and I don't believe that we had any type of problem, so we were pleased with that. They got it done in a timely fashion, and that was it.

It was fine. The house looks great. They did all-new siding. I didn't have to call them back, and I had no problems during the installation.

We've been happy with the siding that they put on the house. I think they did a really good job. I've looked at it, and it was really a problem before. We had a bad section where carpenter ants had come in, but they matched it beautifully, and now we don't have to worry about carpenter ants anymore. We're really happy about that. The product seems to be good; we haven't had any problems with it. And it's supposed to last for a long time, which was another selling point for us. They did a really good job on the damage from the carpenter ants, and they're nice to work with—they didn't waste a lot of time.

They did an excellent job. I was very happy with them.

Preferred Siding did a very good job, and I was happy with them. The final result was good, but I also liked the crew that was working. They worked really hard and got it done, and they were nice. I was impressed.

They are terrific. They're the best. I shopped them all, priced them all, picked them, and they did an outstanding job. I can't say any more about it. They're available anytime you call them, if you have a question about what they've done. They did a terrific job, and I've recommended them to two or three in the neighborhood who ended up using them.

Preferred Siding did an excellent job. My house is a little bit unique, in that it is a steel-frame house, and the basement was a pre-cast concrete basement, and the base is exposed in the back of my house because it's a walkout. So, they actually put siding on my basement. I'm on top of a mountain—930 feet above sea level. In other words, I get a lot of wind. But, the siding has stayed on. It was a good job, and it really enhanced the look of the house. I've been really pleased with the work. It held up well.

They did fine. The work looked good when it was done, we didn't run into any problems during installation, and we didn't have to call them back. The time it took to do the job was fine, as well.

I think it was great.

We thought Preferred Siding was fabulous. They did what they said they were going to do. I think the roof was put on first, and the siding was expected to be thicker than what we had before, and the roof guys left an overhang that seemed really big. Yet, when Preferred Siding came in and put the siding up, they did something at the eave that made it all work out. My husband is always saying that they were so great.

They did fine—no complaints. They did what they're supposed to do, we paid them, and they left. I don't have any complaints.

I was very satisfied with their work; they did a great job. They replaced the wood siding on my house with HardiePlank.

I think very highly of Preferred Siding. I forgot the name of the gentleman who runs the business, but he was very attentive in helping us decide what we want and why we wanted it. He took his time and did a good job.