If your home exterior is about to be transformed before your eyes with replacement siding, you are probably looking forward to it with great anticipation. Understanding the steps involved in the siding installation process can help you prepare for your upcoming renovation and help the process go smoothly.
If you have not had new siding installed before, the unknown can feel a little daunting. At Beissel Window & Siding, we have your best interest at heart and want to ensure that you get a fabulous final product, and that the process from beginning to end exceeds your expectations.
The Siding Replacement Process
1. Understand that construction can be noisy.
If you work from home, consider making arrangements to work elsewhere during the hours the renovation crew is installing your new siding.
2. Plan ahead for your children and pets.
If you have young children, plan some fun activities away from the house while your siding is installed. Your pets should not be outside, so consider alternate arrangements for them as well during construction hours.
3. A dumpster will be delivered a day or two before installation.
You will want to park your car somewhere other than your driveway. Clear your pavement of anything that could get in the way of workers, so they do not have an obstacle course to go around to get to the dumpster. Protect your driveway by asking the driver to place wood under the dumpster’s pressure points. If possible, have the dumpster placed in a spot that will not block access to your garage.
4. Your current siding will be removed.
The crew will tear off your old siding and place it in the dumpster to be hauled off. It is best to stay out of your yard, and keep pets and small children out of your yard during this process for everyone’s safety. If you must go outside, assume there are nails or other sharp objects on the ground while construction is underway, and wear sturdy boots to protect yourself from accidents.
5. Repairs will be made.
If unexpected moisture damage is discovered as your siding is being removed, it will be repaired at this time.
6. A weather resistant barrier will be installed.
House wrap is installed underneath your new siding to provide both water resistance and breathability to your dwelling.
7. Your new siding and trim will be installed!
The siding you chose will be fitted and trim will be added: and if you did not purchase factory-finished siding, your exterior will be painted.
How to Prepare for Your Siding Replacement
Cut your grass super short.
This will help workers find nails and prevent accidents.
Trim any tree branches that brush up against your house.
This helps your contractor gain easy access to your siding.
Cut back the shrubs around your home’s perimeter.
The landscaping that borders your dwelling should not touch your siding. Create a border of at least six inches between your house and your landscaping so your siding is easy to get to (and preserve your new siding once it is installed).
Declutter your yard.
Move lawn furniture, children’s toys, firewood, and planter boxes away from your home so the contractor has easy access to your siding.
Protect your landscaping.
Wrap shrubs in landscaping canvas to safeguard them from accidental damage.
Have a power outlet readily available.
Your contractor will need access to power for their tools, so it is ideal to have an outlet available. (A 20-amp circuit is best.)
Transform Your Exterior with Beautiful New Siding
Beissel Window & Siding is proud to be in the James Hardie Contractor Alliance program, so you can know that your siding will be installed according to James Hardie’s specifications, delivering high performance for decades.
Thinking about replacing your home’s siding? Check out our guide to replacing new siding.
Gorgeous new siding will transform your exterior, maximize your curb appeal, and ensure your dwelling is well protected. Learn more about our siding replacement services.