Brent came to my house and was very punctual. He measured the house then came inside and handed me a three-ring binder that must have weighed 5 pounds. It was full of pictures of various jobs Renew Home Exteriors had worked on. It also contained several pages of references. While I looked through the binder, Brent worked up a price. From here, everything went downhill. The Renew Home Exteriors website ([*** Link removed ***] promotes three brands of siding: Alside (vinyl siding), James Hardie (Fiber Cement), and LP SmartSide (Engineered Wood). Therefore, I expected Brent to give me the pros and cons of each type of siding, but that's NOT what he did. He proceeded to bash all of his products except Alside Coventry, Alside Odyssey Plus, and Alside Charter Oak (the most expensive. and according to Brent, the best). I asked him why the website promotes all three brands when he obviously doesn't think too highly of James Hardie and LP SmartSide. His answer was that his customers want variety and may not want to spend more for Alside Charter Oak (apparently, his favorite). I found this to be a lame excuse. I wonder how James Hardie and LP SmartSide would react if they knew that Brent was bashing their products. He even made sure that I know about a lawsuit against James Hardie over their poor caulking. The icing on the cake was what I would consider hard-sell sales tactics -- "our best price is available only today." He then proceeded to give me three prices: 1) Retail; 2) 20% discount good only for one month; and 3) an additional 10% discount good for ONLY ONE DAY. He priced Alside Charter Oak vinyl siding as follows: 1) Retail -- $19,804; 2) A 20% Discount = $15,843; and 3) Additional 10% discount for $13,990 (his math is wrong; it should have been $14,258). Even though he said Alside Charter Oak Vinyl Siding was the best, I found the following review online: "Do not put this stuff on your home. The siding will basically melt when exposed to direct or reflective sunlight. Alside does not warranty the siding. If your siding color is discontinued, you may have to re side the entire home. This problem is proliferating around the entire country, some of it is due to Low-e reflective windows. There is no way to know if this will be a problem, but if your siding warps, twists, buckles and melts, NO ONE will admit any fault and help you remediate the problem. Claims that lead you to believe that putting vinyl siding on your home will let you lead a maintenance free life are lies."