Siding Installation Can Be Stress Free
Preparation is key when it comes to your siding installation process. Once you’ve chosen a contractor, selected your siding materials and paint color, and scheduled a date for your siding installation to begin, it’s time to get ready for it. You can have a stress free siding installation process with a few simple preparations.
Here are some siding installation tips to ensure success:
Before Your Omaha Siding Installation
If you’re like most homeowners the bulk of your hardwork is complete at this stage of the game. You’ve decide what kind of siding is best for your Omaha home, determined the cost, saved or planned for financing, and designed your siding for great curb appeal. But don’t relax just yet. It’s worth a little extra effort to plan your installation process. It will make running your household smooth and easy while your siding contractor does the heavy lifting — a good one will do the job right to protect your siding warranty.
Plan ahead for your pets
For the safety of your pets, it’s simplest to plan to have them away from the home during your siding installation. The exception to this would be if you have an indoor pet, and they can handle the sound of construction as well as the need to be indoors during your installation.
Plan ahead for your children
Young children love playing outdoors, but for their safety, they should either be inside or away from the home while you’re having your siding installed. Avoid the possibility of accidents or mishaps by planning ahead for your kids.
Prepare your schedule
Ask your contractor for the siding installation timeline and mark your calendar for your remodel. Realize there may be some inconveniences like a dumpster in your driveway, and a noise factor as your siding is being installed.
Clean your yard
Mow your grass super low before your siding installation begins. Shorter grass makes it easier for your contractor to use a magnetic nail finder to pick up any nails that may have landed on your grass during your siding installation. Pick up all children’s toys, potted plants, patio furniture, and gardening tools so your contractor can easily access your home’s siding.
Trim your landscaping
Cut your trees and bushes back as needed so your contractor can easily access your siding. Make it easy on your contractor to get to your siding from the ground to the top of your home. It’s a great time to do the tree trimming your yard needs, and it will add to the finished look of your home after your new siding is installed.
Get ready for some shaking—Although it may be subtle, your home could shake during your siding installation. Before your contractor arrives to begin your installation process, take all the pictures off your walls throughout your home. Find a safe spot for any fragile valuables at risk of falling. Wall pictures can simply be remounted once your siding installation is complete.
Make room in your driveway
Clear away all bicycles and cars from your driveway so your contractor can deliver a dumpster into it to dispose of your current siding and debris. Park your cars away from your home to decrease the possibility of incurring any damage from loose debris.
Talk with your contractor about details
Before your siding installation begins, check with your contractor about your shutters and downspouts. Find out if you or the contractor should remove these before your siding installation begins.
During Your Siding Installation
Your old siding will be disposed of
Your siding replacement begins with the removal of your current siding. Your contractor will dispose of your old siding in the dumpster he provided.
Any problems with your walls will be repaired
Unfortunately, there can be hidden problems below your current siding. Once your old siding is removed, your contractor will inspect your home’s walls carefully to make sure they are in good condition. If you have wood rot due to moisture penetration, your contractor will fix the problem so your home’s structure is in fabulous shape before installing your new siding. Ensuring the wall under your new siding is in excellent condition will lay the foundation for a successful siding installation.
A weather barrier will be installed
If you are having James Hardie siding installed, your contractor will cover your home in a weather barrier called HardieWrap®. This barrier is Engineered for Climate® and will stand up to the weather unique to your specific area of the country.
HardieWrap is your home’s second line of defense, and it has two main functions: water resistance and breathability. It keeps the area within your walls dry, and prevents mildew. This outstanding product also decreases your home’s energy loss, and yields energy savings for you on utilities.
Your windows and doors will be sealed
HardieWrap® Pro-Flashing is installed around your windows and doors to keep water and air from encroaching into your dwelling.
Your new siding will be installed
This is the most labor intensive part of the process: the siding installation itself.
Paint may be applied
If you have James Hardie fiber cement siding installed, it can come with baked-on color that was applied at the factory for even distribution. This ColorPlus technology doesn’t need any painting once it is installed. James Hardie siding also comes pre-primed and ready to paint any color you choose after installation. It will take a few extra days to have your home painted.
After Your Siding Installation
Your yard will be cleaned
Once your siding is installed, your contractor will clean the work site thoroughly and work his way through your yard with a magnetic nail finder to ensure there are no nails left on your property.
Enjoy the gorgeous look of your new siding
Whether you have a rustic chic Farmhouse look accomplished with Board-and-Batten siding or classic HardiePlank Lap siding, you’re sure to love the look of your siding replacement.
James Hardie Siding Installation
When you choose to have James Hardie fiber cement siding installed, hire a James Hardie Preferred Contractor to ensure it is installed with precision, and your warranty is protected.
Choose a Reliable Siding Contractor
At Tevelde and Co., as James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractors, we install siding with precision.
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