If you’re intending to have new siding installed on your home in the near future, there are a number of things you’re probably thinking about before the project gets officially underway. As a matter of fact, many Carolina homeowners find siding jobs to be overwhelming, even if they’ve hired professionals to handle the bulk of the workload.
As you read the next several paragraphs of this guide, you’ll find useful tips that will make the entire exterior remodeling process easier. Hopefully, you can apply these worthwhile hints not only to your upcoming siding job but other renovations you decide to do on your Carolina home in the future.
Make sure there are available power outlets
Your siding installation team will require access to at least one outdoor outlet to use their tools. Making sure you have power sources available to your crew is both courteous and time-saving. If they are able to immediately begin setting-up when they arrive to start your siding installation project, things will progress more quickly.
Get the interior ready
As the siding is being installed on your home, your walls may shake a bit. Some Carolina homeowners don’t experience this at all, but it’s worth being prepared. As a precaution, remove any valuable or fragile items that are hanging on your interior walls until your new siding has been fully installed.
Make any necessary changes to your routine
Even though siding installation won’t affect your day-to-day life in the sense that there will be extra people inside of your house doing work, it could still cause you to make changes to your daily routine. If, for instance, you work from home or you have small children who take naps, you may need to make alternate arrangements while your siding is being put on.
You could, for example, opt to work from a local coffee shop for a few days or see if friends or family members could take your little ones during their nap times. The good thing about siding installation jobs is that they are usually done within a week at most as long as no unexpected issues arise.
Communicate with your contractor and plan ahead
If you conduct any online research prior to the start of your siding installation project, you will find that there are all manner of home improvement horror stories online. Don’t let these phase you! As long as you hire a reputable Carolina contractor and have good communication with him or her, everything should go smoothly for you.
Remember, siding jobs are routine and there shouldn’t be any major surprises. It is, however, wise to have a contingency plan in case the job does end-up costing more money than you were expecting. Set aside 10 to 20 percent of your total budget for emergencies. If you don’t need the funds, you can simply put them back into your bank account.
The team at Hatch Homes takes great pride in doing exceptional siding installation work. Whether you are interested in wood siding, vinyl siding, or fiber cement siding for your Carolina home, we can handle the job. Call our office if you have questions about anything pertaining to your upcoming renovation.