New siding can transform the overall look of your home, increase its curb appeal and improve its energy efficiency. However, major home improvement projects like siding replacement require proper preparation to ensure their success.
In today’s post, we’re sharing tips to help you prepare for your upcoming siding project.
Obtain the Necessary Permits
Local building codes on siding replacement vary by city, so make sure you’ve done your research and obtained all the permits you’ll need before your project starts. Do this ahead of time to prevent delays and hassles during the job.
Hire the Right Contractor
Hire a reputable, experienced, manufacturer-certified contractor for your siding installation. You can ask your friends, family and neighbors for referrals. Once you have a list of potential contractors, research and read reviews about them online. Don’t forget to ask potential contractors for referrals from past clients and look at samples of their previous work.
At Eagle Creek Siding, we’re committed to safety. Our team is trained to prevent accidents and protect your property. We’ve also won the National Association of Home Builders’ Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) as a result of our efforts.
Prep Your Home
Tree branches often get in the way during siding replacement projects, and can also potentially damage your new siding, which is why you need to trim back the trees surrounding your home. Next, remove any outdoor furniture, lawn ornaments, garden hoses or other items from the working area. Switch off your outdoor light’s power as well and remove any light fixtures to eliminate the risk of shock.
Siding installation can create vibrations which may cause wall decor and frames to fall down, so you’ll need to remove artwork and photos hanging on the wall before the project starts. Move shelves and other furniture that can topple over away from the wall.
Eagle Creek Siding is your leading provider of high-quality exterior renovations. We’ve been providing superior siding replacement services in the area for more than 35 years. Call us at (360) 570-0396 or complete our online form to request a free estimate.