Want your Jame Hardie siding replacement to run smoothly? The key is your preparation before the installation process begins. Plan ahead, and you won’t be caught off-guard with any surprises, and you’ll set the stage to get the ideal results from your Kansas City siding installation.
Knowing what to expect will help you understand how to best prepare, so read on to gain insight and get organized ahead of time for your home’s beautiful transformation!
How to Prepare Your Kansas City Home for Hardie Board Siding
1. Declutter Outside
To simplify the process, remove all lawn furniture, children’s toys, potted plants, and any other loose objects that are in your yard—particularly around the perimeter of your home. Make it easy for the contractor to get to your siding without the need to go around an obstacle course.
2. Prune and Cover Your Landscaping
Protect your beautiful landscaping by pruning it back enough that it doesn’t touch your current siding. Cover your bushes, gardens, and shrubs with tarps to keep them safeguarded from damage during the siding replacement process.
3. Empty Your Driveway
The siding pros will have a large dumpster placed in your driveway to put your current siding into, so it’s important that your driveway is free and clear of vehicles.
4. Remove Indoor Décor So It Doesn’t Shake Loose
As surprising as it may sound, you need to prepare your home interior for siding installation as well because walls shake at times during the siding replacement process. Remove pictures from your walls to ensure they are protected.
5. Decide Where Your Pets and Young Children Will Be
Planning ahead for a pet sitter while you get new siding can keep things simplified throughout the process. If you have small children, to guarantee their safety, it may be wise to plan some activities away from home, or inside your home while your siding is replaced. It’s best if children and pets don’t go outside while the team is installing your siding.
You’re Going to Love Hardie Siding!
You deserve only the finest, and choosing Hardie Board ensures your home will look amazing for decades.
At Safe Harbor, we are an experienced certified James Hardie Preferred contractor serving Shawnee and the greater Kansas City area, so you can rest at ease knowing your siding will be installed with precision and according to the Hardie company’s best practices—that they trained us in themselves! Take a look at our complete guide to Hardie siding with our James Hardie Siding Guide.