My husband and I spent about 3 hours last night listening to a sales
pitch from a local company to use Alcoa's "XL 55" siding to re-side
our house....for the "bargain" price of $31,000. Thinking that was a
bit too high, we didn't go for it. By the end of the evening, we had
him down to 20,800. We still didn't agree, thinking it was still
abnormally high (1800 sq ft 2-story colonial).
The salesman did offer us the "Apples vs Apples" guarantee saying that
if we could find someone else to do the job for less within 30 days of
us signing up for the project, they would refund us the difference.
But he'd told us earlier in the evening that they were the exclusive
dealers for Alcoa in our area (Northern Virginia).
Checking Alcoa's website this morning, I don't see the product even
listed on their website.
Was this some horrible kind of scam or does Alcoa only "release" some
products to certain companies? Does Alcoa really only deal with
exclusive dealers in areas?
The quote the man gave us was good for a year, so we aren't jumping at
the bit, I'm just curious if A) Alcoa is as good as he says, B) we
should actually expect to pay that much, C) where else can I look for
Thanks in advance,