Given how siding replacement is such a huge deal, you’ll want to take proactive measures that can make the process run safely and smoothly. You should, for instance, make sure your home is prepped and ready for the work ahead. Here’s how you can go about this.
1. Clear the immediate area. Barring previously undiscovered problems with the home structure, most of your siding replacement will take place outdoors. That’s why – before the siding crew arrives – make sure to move all outdoor furniture, such as lawn chairs and tables, and décor like plant boxes and bird boxes, somewhere else in the meantime. You should also trim back any trees or bushes that are close to your home. This makes the work site more accessible to the installers.
2. Communicate with your siding contractor. Siding replacement will generate some amount of waste material during the process. For this reason, make sure you and your contractor are on the same page about the precautions they’ll take to prevent unnecessary mess and damage to your property. You should also clear up who will be responsible for the post-installation cleanup. Except for your newly installed siding, the rest of your property should be in the same condition it was prior to the work.
3. Don’t overlook your home’s interior. Before installation day, you’ll want to remove any frames, light fixtures and other decorative items from your walls. That’s because the strong vibrations in siding replacement can knock them off. The same goes for loose valuables, such as mirrors. Move shelves and furniture away from the walls to keep them intact, as well.
4. Inform neighbors beforehand. This is especially important when the homes in your neighborhood are a bit closer together. As a courtesy, make sure your neighbors – and your local homeowners association – are notified about your siding replacement. The last thing you want is a host of complaints aimed your way, after all.
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