A Comprehensive Siding Replacement Checklist (Updated 2023)
Are you looking forward to your siding installation project? Your siding company will give you a siding replacement checklist, but here are a few tips to ensure that the project goes off without a hitch.
Preparing for a Siding Installation Project
Again, talk with your siding company before crews arrive to install your new insulated vinyl siding. Some contractors do more prep work than others.
In fact, you may ask to see the list of tasks you are expected to complete before choosing a company for the job. This will allow you to make an informed decision as you will be able to factor in the cost of any prep work you may need to hire out before the siding replacement project even begins.
Siding Replacement Project Checklist
Here’s a typical checklist of what most homeowners are expected to do.
Trim back trees and shrubs.
Yes, those trees and shrubs improve your home’s curb appeal. However, you may need to trim them back before crews arrive to replace the siding on your home. (You might avoid an unwanted trim job by tying back branches.)
Cut your grass short.
Lower the deck of your lawn mower before the siding installation crews arrive. This will make it easier for the installers to use a magnetic nail finder to pick up stray nails before leaving your job site.
Cover your gardens.
Protect your flowers or vegetables from debris by covering your beds with a drop cloth each morning.
Store your lawn equipment and decorations.
Find a safe spot to store your outdoor furniture, potted plants, and lawn gnomes (and any other outdoor decor) that will obstruct the workers installing the siding. Also, remove items attached to your siding, such as flags or other decorations.
Remove decor from your walls.
The walls inside your home may vibrate during the siding installation process. Remove heavy pieces of art or framed photos from the interior and exterior walls.
Arrange to park your car elsewhere for the week.
Your front yard or driveway may be used to store a Dumpster or the new siding materials. So, you may be unable to keep your car in the garage while replacing your siding.
Make arrangements for your pets and children.
Siding installation is noisy and messy, which can cause potential problems for pets and small children. Consider arranging for your minor children and pets to be away from the house for the project’s duration.
Communication Is Key For the Best Siding Installation Project
For the best home siding experience, communicate with your project manager. They will give you instructions about the crew’s work schedule, building permits, and prep work you are responsible for before the project begins.
If you still need a siding contractor because you notice cracks on your home’s exterior, contact Woodbridge Home Solutions for a free consultation. We offer insulated vinyl siding installation in Lubbock, Dallas, and Amarillo. We also do siding and doors – if yours need to be repaired or replaced.
Before signing a contract with a siding installer, ask about the prep work you must complete before the project begins.
Protect your children, pets, property, and belongings by removing them from harm’s way during your project.
Cover your gardens and trim the grass short.
Remove the decor off your walls – especially the items hanging on the interior side of your home’s exterior walls.