Are you considering investing in new siding for your home but not sure what to expect? We know that updating your home’s exterior can be an overwhelming undertaking, so we have rounded up all of the must-know information for the new siding process. Read on to answer all of your questions and calm your anxiety!
At All States Home Improvement, your new siding journey begins with a free, thorough inspection of your home’s exterior. During this meeting, we assess both what you would like to have done, and what damage we find. Not only do we uncover the issues, but we also find the root cause of each area of concern.
Upon completion of your consultation, we will offer a product solution that meets your needs, design preferences, and budget. Whether it’s vinyl or fiber cement, our experienced consultants will guide you in making selections that are best for your unique situation. When deciding between siding materials, this blog will help you understand the differences as well as pros and cons of each.
Preparing for Installation
New siding requires installation specialists to walk and stand along all edges of your home. Therefore, you should assess the landscaping around your home and remove anything that is not planted in the ground. Additionally, when possible, tie back branches or have trees and bushes trimmed to allow for plenty of room to easily reach the entirety of your home’s facade. Lastly, cut your grass the day before installation to make it simple to find debris when it comes time to clean up.
Siding installation can shake your walls and rattle things in your home. To avoid accidents, remove pictures from adjacent walls and move fragile items from nearby shelves for safekeeping. If you have any security system features on your windows, be sure to disarm the alarm before installation, as the vibrations could set it off unintentionally. Lastly, find a safe place for your outdoor pets to prevent delays and reduce hazards.
The day before your scheduled installation, one of the associates at All States Home Improvement will contact you to remind you of your appointment and answer any of your last-minute questions.
The Installation Process
The first step in the installation process is removing the existing siding. When complete, our specialists will look for any damage that was not obvious during the initial consultation, such as water damage or rot. Next, comes the weather resistant barrier, or house wrap. The barrier gives your home the optimal balance of water resistance and permeability, lessening water intrusion as it allows moisture from inside the building to escape. This keeps wall cavities dry, prevents mildew, and saves you considerably on energy costs by reducing energy loss.
Your new siding will be installed according to the manufacturer’s specifications. Proper siding installation requires more than just laying siding boards on your exterior walls. Unfortunately, there are contractors out there who think that just installing siding boards constitutes a job well done. At All States Home Improvement, we install siding to precise measurements. We custom fit trim across the exterior of your home, leaving no gaps or cracks that could lead to energy loss.
During installation, you should expect organized piles of debris. The team will keep things tidy from day to day. Upon completion, everything will be cleaned up and hauled away.
The size of your home as well as your siding material of choice will determine the number of days needed for installation, but most siding installations take 4 to 8 days.
Choose All States Home Improvement for Your Siding Installation
For nearly 30 years, we’ve been working with Kansas homeowners to choose a siding color and style that best suits their home. Each of our siding installation specialists has undergone countless hours of factory and on-the-job training to ensure that we get the job done right- the first time. Call (316) 444-1220 today or stop by our local showroom to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
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