From roofing installation to gutter repairs, it’s always a good idea to hire a local professional to get the job done for you. Taking a DIY route may sound tempting but there are so many things that go into even the simplest renovation project that you may not be getting the most value out of your project. The same rule applies to siding installation and replacement.
Once the initial siding design consultation and planning phase is complete, your contractor will now be doing most of the work. Before they arrive, however, here are some ways our experts at Patriot Gutters recommend you can make your siding replacement go faster and smoother for both you and your contractor.
Shutters, Downspouts and Fixtures
Take the time to get shutters, downspouts and outdoor lights out of the way. In some cases, it may also be necessary to temporarily remove your gutter guards so they don’t get damaged while your new siding is installed. If you have trees or shrubs that are too close to your walls, you may also tie them down so that they remain a safe distance away from the worksite. Cover sensitive plants with a protective tarp so they don’t get damaged.
Ask your contractor about applying weather-proof sheathing over your exposed walls, if your siding replacement would take more than one day. Some local building codes may even require this for most exterior remodeling projects. Don’t hesitate to check with your professionals about the type of housewrap that’s best for your home.
Determine a Starting Point
Your siding and gutter installation contractor will handle all the work, but you can help prepare your home by laying some groundwork. For example, make sure all corners are plumb and square to ensure even installation of your siding starting from the bottom up. This is often the starting point for many projects and making sure it’s prepped can make the process go that much smoother.
Get high quality siding products and topnotch installation with the help of our exterior remodelers at Patriot Gutters. Give us a call at (405) 701-0909 or fill out our contact form and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Moore, OK, as well as other surrounding communities.