While a siding installation project can typically be completed in a full work week, there are many preliminary steps homeowners can take to prepare their house ahead of our arrival. These simple acts can keep the siding project running smoothly and ensure a quick turnaround time.
At this point in the process, you have already done the hard part! You have chosen a trusted and reliable exterior remodeling contractor that strives to meet each and every one of your detail requirements.
Many exterior remodeling projects require little to no preliminary action from the homeowner, even with siding installations! Although, taking the extra initiative to prepare your home can keep your prized belongings safe while ensuring our cleanup process is effective.
Let’s talk about how to prepare a house for a siding installation!
Preparing Around The Exterior Of The Home
Siding contractors will require easy access to all sides of the home during a full siding installation. In some cases, all of the old sidings will be removed from the home from the very beginning. In others, contractors will remove and replace one section of siding at a time. This typically depends on the weather, materials supply, and many other contributing factors.
Upon our arrival, homeowners should relocate all outdoor furniture, bicycles, lawn equipment, children’s toys, and other debris away from each side of the house. Additionally, tying or trimming back bushes and trees will reduce the risk of our workers unknowingly harming one of your favored plants.
Cutting grass short will allow our workers to easily find misplaced nails, screws, staples, or other building materials that could easily cause unwanted damage.
Be sure to ask about light fixtures, mailboxes, and shutters if your home has them. Often, these will need to be removed prior to the siding installation.
Indoor Preparation For A Siding Installation
A siding replacement installation can be, at times, a loud and obtrusive project. Hammering nails into vinyl siding panels is not what we would consider a quiet activity. This being said, your walls will shake during the process of removal and replacement.
We recommend removing all picture frames, unsecured shelving, and mounted televisions from the walls that are being worked on to eliminate the risk of these items falling from their position onto the ground. Temporarily removing air conditioning units from windows will give our workers easier access to the home from the outside.
Because of the noise that is sure to follow, those who work from home may want to consider making phone calls or taking meetings from a different location to prevent sound interference.
Speaking of loud noises, if you have a pet that is sensitive to loud noises, it may be wise to have a friend or family member look after your furry friend during the workday. Also, a construction site is no place for kids. A siding installation project poses very serious risks for children or pets playing in or around the job site. Planning your siding project while school is in session is a great way to avoid curious antics.
We’ll bring a dump trailer to your home on the project start day and for the duration of the install for the siding removal process. We’ll utilize this dump trailer to safely and effectively discard all unusable materials so you won’t have to bother with cleaning up. It’s important to tell us exactly where you would like the dump trailer placed, keeping in mind where cars are generally parked, vital access points, and overall ground integrity.
Winter weather patterns and unusually rainy months can quickly slow down a siding installation project. If you are looking for the fastest turnaround time, scheduling your siding replacement during temperate conditions will give us the best chance of completing the siding installation in a timely manner.
Have Additional Questions On How To Prepare Your Home For A Siding Installation? Give Us A Call!
While a siding installation project may seem daunting at first, it’s actually quite simple! After the initial assessment from our experienced team here at Clemens Home Solutions, we get straight to work! Preparing your home in advance will expedite the installation process while giving us extra time to meticulously scrutinize each detail of our process.
Are you ready to get started on your siding installation project? Give us a call! Our highly motivated team is ready to answer all questions you have regarding our processes, materials, or anything else that may arise.
You can reach Clemens Home Solutions Monday-Friday via phone at (765) 358-7535, or file a free quote today!