Tips on Preparing for Your Siding Installation Project
Careful preparation is the key to any successful home improvement project, and a siding replacement project is no exception. As the most visible part of your exterior, your siding deserves a little extra care to keep it in top shape. Colonial Remodeling, your expert in James Hardie® and Mastic siding, offers tips on preparing for your siding installation project:
Handle All the Necessary Permits
Whether you’re investing in vinyl siding or another material, you need to obtain the necessary permits and approvals from the local authorities before beginning construction. Each city has different sets of rules and regulations about siding replacement. Handling all of this paperwork ahead of time helps you avoid hassles and delays later on. When you work with Colonial Remodeling, we will make sure to seek all the permits needed before the project starts to ensure smooth and continuous progress.
Hire a Reliable Contractor
Start by asking your friends and family for referrals—this will give you an idea of which contractors to pursue and which to avoid. Once you have a short list of potential contractors, look at a few samples of their work to get an idea of their style and work quality. If you’re satisfied with a contractor, draw up a written contract stating the payment schedule, the warranties and work involved, as well as all the terms and conditions of the project. Additionally, make sure that you are on the same page at all times when it comes to the color, material, and finish of your new siding to avoid any miscommunication.
Prepare Your Home for Construction
Trim the trees close to the wall where the siding will be installed and remove any outdoor furniture that’s in the area of construction.
Siding installation also involves hammering nails. This may cause the nails on your interior walls to pop through, so it’s important to keep an eye out for this. Lastly, remove any light fixtures near the area where you want to put up the siding to avoid damage.
Are you considering investing in quality Mastic or James Hardie siding installation? Call us today to enjoy the beauty and efficiency of one of the leading siding materials in the country. At Colonial Remodeling, we always make sure to provide exceptional services to all our clients.
We serve Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, and the surrounding areas in Northern Virginia. Give us a call at (703) 822-7222 to learn more about our products and services. You can also get a free estimate.