Once you’ve scheduled your siding replacement, the next step is to prepare your home for the actual construction. Luckily, you’ll have time to get your property ready for your project while your contractor handles the paperwork and orders materials. Proper preparation protects your belongings and house against damage.
Here’s how to prepare your home for siding replacement.
Clear Your Outdoor Space
Remove everything from your yard or outdoor space that can make your home’s exterior less accessible. Move outdoor furniture, decor, toys and gardening tools to your yard or garage. It’s also a good idea to cover your garden or other parts of your landscaping to protect them during the installation.
Trim Trees Near Your Property
You want trees at least 10 feet away from your house. Keeping them at this distance will help prevent debris buildup in your gutters and roof. It will also prevent critters from accessing your indoor space. Another thing it does is make the siding installation easier for your contractor. If you have no experience doing this task, it’s best to leave it to professionals.
Take Down Items From Walls
Removing the old siding material and installing the new one can create vibrations in your home. The force could be strong enough to cause hanging objects to fall. Remove artwork, decor, mirrors and other items that could fall from the walls and shelves. Cover other furniture inside your home because siding replacement could generate a lot of dust.
Relocate Your Vehicles
Before the day of installation, don’t forget to park your car in another location temporarily. A delivery truck for the materials and a dumpster might arrive a day or two before your contractor arrives. Clearing your driveway and garage will give space for the dumpster. It will also give the crew better access when hauling refuse materials.
Ensure the success of your siding replacement by working with dependable professionals. At Kroll Construction, we offer a wide selection of quality siding options to complement every home style. Call us at (888) 338-6340 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.