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Don't Overpay For Your Siding – Know The Whole Process
When it comes time to replace your home's siding, it's essential to know what you're getting into. Many options are available; if you don't understand the process, you could easily overpay for your new siding.
In this blog post, Xpress Exterior Design will discuss the entire process of replacing your home's siding from start to finish. We'll also provide some tips to help you get the best deal on your new siding!
Prepare Your Home:
Trim the bushes and trees surrounding your house before the contractors come. Also, before installation, mow your lawn. Contractors can quickly identify any staples or nails that go missing during their job if the grass is cut.
Garden furniture, portable plants, and lawn equipment should all be removed from the exterior of your property.
Before the installation begins, ask the contractor if you should remove downspouts, shutters, and caulking.
Taking Down the Old Siding:
The old siding must be removed before the placement of the new siding. It will almost certainly create a temporary mess in your yard, but a skilled contractor will have a strategy to remove it.
Usually, the old siding is carried away in a dump truck, but it can also be left in a large pile for a few days. You may rest confident that the pile will vanish after completing the task.
Inspection and Preparation of the Walls:
Before installing new siding, the contractor will inspect your external walls and, if required, repair them. This is an important step as the condition of the walls determines the look and stability of the new siding.
The contractor may detect some damage, symptoms of decay, or asbestos in your house during the examination. Asbestos is dangerous and must be removed promptly. It's also conceivable that the removal and restoration may incur additional charges.
If you're unsure why the contractor wants additional charges for the repair, ask the contractor to show you the damage and explain the problems.
When the contractor removes your old siding, he will also remove the insulation that comes with it.
However, by installing new insulation appropriate for the siding, your contractor will ensure that your home is adequately insulated.
Installing the New Sliding:
After completing the preceding stages, the contractor will place the new siding again to protect your property from the elements.
If your siding needs painting, completing the project will take more time and money.
When picking a siding material, cost should be a concern but not the deciding element. The poor-quality siding will fracture, fade, and droop in a much shorter time than siding of higher quality. It's wise to pay a bit extra upfront to obtain the beauty and longevity you want from your siding and prevent long-term maintenance expenditures that will bite you later.
The contractor should dispose of the pile of waste materials. Removing old sliding can generate a significant amount of dust in your house. It's crucial to clean up afterward to get rid of any leftover material.
Turn to Xpress Exterior Design, LLC in Fallston, MD, for the most satisfactory siding installation results. We have the skills and experience to ensure that your siding project is done with the highest care and attention.
We provide not just expert siding installation but also other house renovations.