House Siding Installation Tips
Installation Tips for Your House Siding
When you decide on the material what do you do?
If you've never before been faced with the task of having siding installed on your house, it may seem like a daunting endeavor. However, it may not be as bad as you think. Knowing a few facts and what to expect before you start can help you plan ahead and make it all much easier.
Indoor and Yard Prep
You'll need to clear a space in your yard for the contractors to work and put their materials, though siding doesn't take up a lot of room. Remove things from your yard such as ornaments and lawn equipment that may be easily damaged. Don't worry- the workers won't be there long enough to permanently damage your lawn. Make visible boundaries surrounding plants, garden, etc. to reduce the probability of them getting trampled and communicate with your contractor about what areas you'd like the work crew to use and which you want to protect. As far as indoor preparation, there's virtually nothing to worry about. You can go about your daily routine or even leave while the crew works, coming home at the end of a day to a house that looks completely different!
Length of Project
The entire process will typically take only 2-3 days, depending on the size of your house and the number of people working on it. Sometimes it can be done in as little as one day.
Siding installation probably won't last as long or be as noisy as, say, having a new roof put on, but a courteous move would be to alert your neighbors anyway to what will be happening. They'll probably return the favor next time they create a disturbance. It also paves the way for plenty of compliments when they see how wonderful your new siding looks!
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