Your siding makes up a significant portion of your home’s exterior, enhancing its curb appeal while also protecting your family from different weather conditions. And like the roof and windows, it also needs regular care and maintenance to ensure it stays in top shape. But when the time comes to replace it with a new one, it’s almost new territory if you’ve never done it. As with most major home improvements, it requires careful planning and preparation to ensure its success.
Before the siding installers arrive on the scheduled date of installation, make sure to get your home prepared. Here are some tips to keep in mind.
Park Your Vehicles Down the Street
Whether it’s a siding replacement or any kind of exterior home improvement project, you’ll need to keep your motor vehicle safely away from the work area. Consider parking it on the street to ensure a smooth siding replacement. In doing so, the installers can use the driveway as their staging area for the new siding panels and allow them to work without any impediments.
Prepare the Landscape
Before your siding contractor arrives, make sure to take care of any trees or shrubs that may get in the way of the project. You can trim any overhanging branches and cover the shrubs with a drop cloth. This makes it easier to catch any stray nails or debris later during replacement. It may also be necessary to cut the grass around your home exterior so that cleanup can be quick and efficient once the siding’s replaced.
Keep Your Family and Pets Safe
If you have children or pets, they can get distracted by the noise during the siding replacement project. It can also put their safety at risk if they run around while the work is ongoing. The commotion can also be awkward for them if they’re not comfortable with strangers walking around the property. Consider preparing living arrangements for them by letting them stay at a relative or neighbor’s house during the construction.
As an Angie’s List Certified siding repair company, Twin Cities Siding Professionals always gets the job done professionally. Give us a call today at (651) 967-0873, or fill out our convenient contact form for a FREE in-home evaluation and estimate. We serve homeowners living in Minneapolis and the nearby communities around the Twin Cities.