Whether you are investing in new siding for your home because you’re tired of the style you currently have or it is necessary in order to preserve the structural integrity of your home, the steps you’ll need to take to get your house ready for your upcoming renovation are similar.
It does, however, bear noting that hurricane victims who need new siding may have to take additional steps. If this describes your situation, contact your homeowners insurance company before doing anything else. They will be able to advise you.
If your siding replacement is not the result of a Carolina hurricane, however, read on to discover exactly what you need to do to get your house prepped for its brand new siding! We promise, your installers will thank you for taking all of these things into consideration ahead of their arrival.
Have at least one power outlet available – Siding installation typically requires the use of multiple power tools, so it’s smart to have at least one exterior power outlet cleared and ready for your team. This will save them time when they begin the installation process, and is simply a courteous thing to do.
Make any necessary interior adjustments – Remember that having siding hung means that your installation crew will be literally banging on your home’s walls for days at a time. Even though they will be working outside, this type of project can have an impact indoors, as well. In order to avoid priceless family photos or works of art getting damaged, remove everything that is hanging on your walls for the duration of the siding installation process.
Consider your daily routine – If your daily routine includes things like children napping or a meditation session, you may have to make alternate arrangements while your siding is being hung. If, for example, you have close friends or family members who live nearby, you could ask if your child(ren) could nap there until the project is finished.
Consider what exterior adjustments need to be made – Just like you need to consider the logistics of continuing to live inside your house during the siding installation process, it is essential to evaluate what could hinder the crew’s progress outside. For instance, it is smart to make sure any patio furniture, outdoor toys, and even seasonal decorations are out of the way so that progress won’t be impeded.
It is important to be aware of the fact that there is no standard timeline for installing new siding. Most jobs take one to two weeks, but this is a rough estimate. Depending on the size of your home and the overall complexity of the project, it could be shorter or longer. Furthermore, bear in mind that siding contractors sometimes hid unexpected snags — like uncovering mold growth — that could delay work.
Remember that having siding installed shouldn’t be stressful! By choosing a reputable contracting team like Hatch Homes, you are setting yourself up for success. And, if you have any questions about the siding installation process and what to expect, simply give our office a call at your earliest convenience. We’re here to help!