If you need new siding installed in your home, now's the time to prepare for the project. The siding contractor will take care of the installation. But, there are some things you can do to make the process go smoother. One way to help with the installation is to clear the area around your home. Another way is to send your dogs to a board-and-care facility during the installation. Here are some other tips that will help with the installation of your siding.
Leave the Old Siding
If you want to save money on your new siding, you might try to remove the old siding on your own. If that's the case, it's time to rethink that decision. Removing the old siding on your own can cause serious problems. First, you might damage your home while removing the old siding. Second, you might injure yourself while removing the old siding. Finally, you'll leave a big mess that will need to get cleaned up before installation can begin. Improve the installation process. Leave the old siding removal to the installation crew.
Repair the Stucco
If you've got stucco on your walls, now's the time to look for damage. Now that you're having siding installed, you might think you can leave the damage alone. That's not the case though. Leaving the cracks and chips alone can create issues with moisture and pests. To avoid problems, repair the damaged stucco before you have the new siding installed. If you're going to do a combination of stucco and siding, paint the stucco before you have the siding installed. That way, your new siding doesn't get splattered with paint.
Install the Soffit
If you've decided to add a soffit to your home, be sure to have that installed before you schedule installation for your new siding. The soffit will need to be in place before the siding gets installed. This is especially true if you plan to have siding installed all the way up to the eaves of your home. The siding will need to get installed over the lower edge of your soffit.
Trim the Trees
If you have mature trees in your yard, take a look at the branches. Low-hanging branches can cause problems during the installation of your new siding. In fact, branches that are too close to the house can delay the installation process. To avoid delays, have the trees trimmed before you schedule the installation of your new siding.
For more information about siding installation, contact a local company.