If you are renovating an older home, then you may need to do some work to the exterior. One of the options to give the exterior a new custom finish is to install the siding. Today, siding comes in a variety of different styles and finishes to create a unique look for the design of your home. The following renovation information will help you update the exterior of your home with a new custom siding finish.
Structural Repairs and Assessing Existing Finishes
When you are renovating an older home's exterior, problems need to be addressed before the new siding can be installed. The problems with the structure that needs to be repaired include:
- Correcting foundation and settling problems
- Dealing with moisture damage
- Repairing rotting wood structure framing
These are some of the problems with the exterior of your home. You want to make sure to repair these issues to prevent problems after new finishes have been installed.
Drawing a Design Scheme for Custom Siding Installation
When you are planning to install custom siding on the exterior of your home, you will need to have a plan. There may be custom features and details that you want to add to your home's exterior. You may want to print photos and use them to sketch an idea of what you want to do. You can also ask the siding contractor for a portfolio and examples of some of the custom finishes that can be installed on the exterior of your home.
Choosing the Type of Siding Materials to Install
There are also many different siding materials that you can choose from to have installed on the exterior of your home. Siding styles that you may want to use include lap siding, shakes, or exterior veneers. These materials can be a great investment to give your home a custom look. There are also options like vinyl, composites, and metal, which can be used as alternatives to conventional wood siding.
Installing the New Siding Finishes and Other Improvements
The siding finishes on your home will be installed to finish the project, including other improvements. For example, you may want to add insulated sheathing behind the siding and additional moldings and friezes to add details to your home. You can ask the contractor about other improvements like installing gutters, a chimney cap, or upgrades that need to be done to your home's exterior.
If you are ready to renovate your home's exterior, contact a siding service to discuss these custom design options.