Like roof replacement, investing in new siding can strengthen your home’s defense against the elements. It can improve indoor comfort, reduce energy costs and increase your property’s curb appeal. Before the actual construction begins, you want to ensure your home is ready.
Here are essential things you should do before your installer arrives.
Bring Your Outdoor Decor and Furnishings Inside
Place outdoor decorations and furniture in your garage or shed before the work starts to protect them from damage. It’s the same for gardening tools, pet toys and other things that can get in the way of workers.
Prepare the Work Area
Are there shrubs or trees near your home? Trim plants that are touching your siding to ensure they don’t become obstacles for the installation crew. Cutting the grass short will make it easier for workers to locate nails and other refuse materials following the job. If you have a flower garden, cover them with a plastic sheet or tarp for protection against debris.
Remove Items From Indoor Walls
Have you previously gotten a roof repair or replacement? If so, you might have noticed vibrations on your walls and ceilings. The same thing can happen during siding installation. Remove items, especially breakables, from walls and shelves. Don’t forget to move furniture and decor away from the walls.
Relocate Your Vehicles
Your contractor will need your driveway to unload materials and a dumpster. A couple of days before your project, be sure to clear your driveway. Parking your car down the street or away from the site will also save it from potential damage from fallen debris.
Choose a reputable contractor to make the most of your siding replacement. You can depend on Expert Contracting for your home exterior needs. We are one of the area’s leading siding and roofing companies. Call us at (716) 572-7303 or complete our contact form to get a free estimate. We work with clients in Hamburg, NY, and nearby communities.