Preparing your home and property ahead of Siding Replacement can streamline the process and ensure safety. Here’s a comprehensive guide to readying your space for siding replacement:
- Clear Power Outlets: Provide access to a power outlet, preferably on a 20-amp circuit, for the crew’s tools.
- Indoor Prep: Prepare indoors by removing items leaning against walls or on shelves, as the vibrations from siding removal and installation can cause items to fall.
- Outdoor Readiness: Clear the exterior by moving objects obstructing access to walls, like firewood or patio furniture. Consider relocating outdoor decorations and protect shrubbery with landscaping canvas. Shortening grass facilitates easy detection of debris.
- Alternate Arrangements: Due to the unavoidable noise during construction, consider alternate arrangements if you work from home. For pet owners, making alternate arrangements for their comfort might be beneficial.
- Delivery and Permits: Expect delivery of a dumpster and siding a day or two before the crew arrives. Some areas might require permits for the dumpster and other construction aspects.
- Placement Considerations: Discuss placement specifics with the crew supervisor to ensure convenient positioning without obstructing garage access. To protect your driveway, consider asking for wooden support under the dumpster’s pressure points.
During Siding Installation:
- Crew Preparation: Upon arrival, the crew will familiarize themselves with your property and establish work stations. Siding removal is usually the initial step.
- Siding Removal Process: Crews may opt to remove siding from one side at a time to avoid exposing walls to weather, while larger crews might undertake complete removal at once.
- Safety Measures: Stay cautious during the process, assuming the presence of nails on the ground. Wear sturdy shoes or boots while navigating your yard.
Navigating Unexpected Repairs:
- Unforeseen Issues: Old siding removal often reveals hidden damage. Although unexpected, it’s an opportunity to address problems before installing new siding.
- Communication with Contractor: Effective communication with your contractor is crucial. Inquire about potential issues and their communication plan. Collaborate to find the best solutions for unforeseen repairs.
Preparing your space and maintaining open communication with your contractor ensures a smoother and safer siding replacement experience, minimizing surprises and maximizing the quality of the final outcome.
Still have questions about your specific needs? Give us a call at (314) 932-1042 to have a professional guide you.