Residing Your House: Here’s What Homeowners Should Expect
You may have a lot of questions about your upcoming residing project. Even though you have already chosen a professional contractor to complete the job, you may not know what to expect when the crew arrives.
Do you need to leave the property? What do you do with your pets? Can your children play in the yard?
If you have chosen Woodbridge Home Solutions for your siding installation project, we are happy to answer any questions you may have about your vinyl siding project. After all, we want the process to go as smoothly as possible for the homeowner and the installation crew.
While each situation is different, here are some general guidelines on what to expect when you complete a siding replacement job on your home.
Expect loud noises as your vinyl siding is being installed.
Removing the existing siding and installing new siding is a loud process. So even though we will be working on your home’s exterior, you will surely hear the crews work from the inside of your home.
If you work from home, have children who nap, or have skittish pets, you might consider vacating the premises while the crew is on the work site.
Watch for debris during the siding installation process.
It would be a mistake to give your kids an “all clear” to play in your yard or driveway when crews go home for the night. Even though your residing contractor will try to be as neat as possible, there may be dangerous scaffolding, an errant nail, or other debris left behind.
Take care when walking in your yard – and also be on the lookout for the neighbors’ kids and wandering animals.
Prepare the outside of your house for siding replacement.
Cut the grass short before your scheduled residing start date, so the crews will have an easier time finding debris or misplaced tools. Next, move anything that may block access to your exterior walls, such as patio furniture, outdoor decorations, or stacks of firewood. Finally, trim back any bushes, shrubbery, or perennials that might get damaged during the siding replacement project. And move your potted plants to a safe spot.
Have a discussion with your contractor on additional prep work that may need to be done, so you understand your responsibilities for this large home improvement project. You may also need to discuss the best placement for the dumpster that will be delivered to hold the old siding and other loose debris.
Prepare the inside of your home.
Yes, you read that correctly. But unfortunately, new siding installation sometimes causes a home’s interior walls to shake. For that reason, it is best to remove your favorite painting from your wall before the siding removal begins.
Be prepared for unexpected repairs.
When your current siding is removed, your contractor may uncover water damage or other siding damage in need of repair. We know that no homeowner enjoys unexpected problems. However, a seasoned, reputable contractor would have warned you of possible additional costs that might be uncovered during the process.
Contact Woodbridge Home Solutions for Exterior Siding Installation
Homeowners in Texas: Do you want reassurance that your new siding will be installed correctly? Woodbridge Home Solutions would be happy to answer all of your siding installation questions. We offer high-quality vinyl siding products that will protect your home for decades to come.