Getting new exterior siding soon? One of the best ways to keep track of your siding replacement project is taking the time to research and knowing what to expect. Doing so will help you prepare for possible constraints and avoid surprises. Here are some things you should expect during the replacement process.
It Will Be Messy
Expect dust, panel pieces and other debris around as the old layer of siding has to be torn down. If you have limited outdoor space, you’ll need to make a clearing ahead of time to store your old siding temporarily. Depending on aspects like weather and the type of siding to be installed, the process could start as soon as a part of the wall is removed.
As your trusted exterior services provider, BRS takes every precaution to make sure no damage will occur during the installation of your new siding. We place coverings on your landscaping and designated paths so your outdoor areas will remain completely clean once we are finished with the job.
Noise Is Inevitable
As one of the biggest upgrades for your exterior, siding replacement involves a lot of noise, and there will be an ample amount of foot traffic. If you have kids or pets that may get uncomfortable with the noise and all the people working around your home, it’s best to arrange for them to stay with relatives or friends in the meantime. As a courtesy, it’s also important to let your neighbors know about your project.
Repairs May Be Necessary
In some cases, your contractor may suggest repairs or modifications before installing your new siding. For instance, some areas may have been exposed to water damage for a prolonged period, so they need to be repaired first before proceeding with the installation. You can prepare for contingencies like this by setting aside an emergency fund – at least 10% of the project cost is enough to cover most emergency works.
BRS offers premium siding products from two of the best names in the industry: James Hardie® and Norandex™. You can count on us if you need help with siding replacement or other exterior upgrades, such as roof repair. To get started, call us at (607) 678-3611, or complete our form. We serve homeowners in Ithaca, NY, and the surrounding communities.