Siding replacement is a significant home improvement project. Whether you’re looking to replace damaged siding or you simply want to update its look to match your wood shake roof, it’s important to hire a seasoned contractor for the job.
Make sure you take the time to understand the process as well. This way, you can better manage your expectations and put your mind at ease. Here’s what to expect during a siding replacement project.
Siding installation takes approximately 10 to 14 days to be completed. Typically, this time frame includes the removal of the existing siding, preparation, insulation, installation and some final touches. If painting is required for your siding, a few more days will have to be added to your project timeline. Don’t forget that the size of your home and the number of floors can affect this as well. Make sure to iron out these details before accepting your contractor’s final quote.
If you haven’t made a to-do list yet, here are a few things you might want to include there:
Remove picture frames, shelves or any valuables that may fall from your walls.
Clear your home’s exterior. Keep your outdoor furniture, potted plants and any equipment away from the work area.
Park your vehicle away from your home to prevent it from being damaged by loose debris.
Keep your driveway open so workers can easily access your home. A dumpster will be brought in to collect old siding and debris.
Trim your grass, shrubbery or trees before your siding replacement begins. This will help your contractor easily find nails or staples that could go astray while work is being done.
Steps and Procedures
The process starts with the removal of your old siding. During this time, your contractor will also check the wall beneath for signs of water damage or rot. They might need to do some repairs if they detect any issues. It’s crucial for the wall beneath your siding to be in good condition as the appearance and stability of your siding depends on it. The installers also have to ensure that your home is properly insulated before the new siding is installed.
Delivering unparalleled roofing and siding services, Safe Harbor Exteriors has exponentially increased the number of satisfied customers over the years. Call us at (913) 800-6181, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We serve customers in Kansas City and Shawnee, KS, and nearby areas.