Replacing the siding on your house is a big job that could span several days. Most of your work is in deciding the type of siding you want and the color. The siding installation contractor then handles the rest of the job. Here are some of the steps involved when your siding is replaced.

Get The Permit And Supplies

The contractor measures your house so the right amount of supplies can be ordered and delivered to your home so they're ready for installation day. Also, since your old siding has to be torn off, arrangements are made for a dumpster to be parked in your yard or driveway. The contractor may also need to obtain a permit from the city before work can begin on your house.

Schedule The Installation Date

You can have new siding installed nearly any time of year as long as the temperature is within the right range and it's dry. The work will be scheduled for a time when it isn't too hot or too cold and there isn't a problem with rain or other moisture that might get trapped under the siding.

Tear Off Old Siding

The old siding is removed and thrown into the dumpster so it can be hauled off. Once the old siding is gone, your house can be examined more closely for damage. At this point, it might be necessary to remove rotted boards and replace them with new materials before the new siding can be installed.

Begin The New Siding Installation

Before the siding installation itself begins, your house has to be prepared by wrapping it in a barrier and applying flashing at certain points. This improves insulation and controls leaking and moisture. Once that's done, the siding panels are installed using the method that's right for the type of siding you selected. The work of tearing off the siding and putting on new siding may be done in sections so your home isn't left exposed before the new siding can be installed. Finishing the job could take several days, and the installation may need to be followed by painting for a few days if your siding needs it.

New siding makes a big difference in the curb appeal of your home, and it should last for many years. Be sure the seller of the siding or the installer lets you know how to take care of your siding so you can keep it looking nice. For instance, you'll want to know if can paint it or if you just wash it. You'll also want to know how to repair individual panels that might be damaged by a thrown ball or storm.

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