Our house is a 2 story cinder block. It was built in 1944 and has never had siding installed, it's only been painted. This house is very cold in the winter (no insulation in the walls) so we're hoping siding will help.

I have gotten quite a few estimates. I finally found a contractor that was reasonably priced, licensed and insured, 25 years experience, and excellent references (I have spoken to 5 previous customers, very satisfied). The only problem is he wants to use Tapcon screws instead of furring strips. All the other contractors want to use furring strips.

Which is better? I am feeling really good about this guy but wasn't sure about Tapcon. I am a 23 year old female... not much experience at all when it comes to this kind of stuff. I would love some advice! Should I hire this guy?