Getting new siding is a major expense for homeowners. It covers the entire exterior of your home and should be treated as a big undertaking. Whether your motivation is entirely aesthetic or more utilitarian, careful planning can help ensure project success.
Twin Cities Siding Professionals, the premier home remodeling contractor, advises prepping your home as well with these six simple tips.
- Trim Your Lawn
Your home’s exterior may have trees or plants that obstruct the siding installation. Grass should be trimmed. Installers can use a magnetic nail finder to pick up wayward nails or staples. If you have a flower bed or garden, cover it with a tarp or drop cloth.
- Clear the Outside
Potted plants, outdoor furniture and gardening equipment might hinder workers from installing siding. Moving them to a less-trafficked place like your garage will speed up the installation process.
- Remove Wall Décor
Your home’s walls may vibrate during siding removal and installation. Remove any art or framed photos from the walls. Fragile goods may tumble from shelves and tables because of the tremors Keep these valuables safe from harm.
- Cut Off Exterior Power
Turn off the electricity to your exterior lighting to avoid the chance of a shock while working on your siding.
- Keep Your Driveway Clear
Clear the driveway and garage for the dumpster. Workers will also require access to the old siding. During the siding project, you may want to park your automobile nearby. It reduces the risk of loose debris damaging your car.
- Ensure Communication Effective
It’s critical to discuss before work begins. Inquire about start and stop times, yard features to watch for, parking preferences and weekend work choices. Having a solid working connection with your project manager and crew will help.
Twin Cities Siding Professionals is a leading provider of siding repair and replacement services in the Twin Cities area. Every homeowner deserves the comfort and efficiency that our professional staff can provide. Request a free, no-obligation quote by calling (651) 967-0873 or filling out our contact form. We serve customers in Minneapolis and the rest of the Twin Cities area.