What to Expect During Your Siding Replacement

As the years go by, many of us forget about the siding on our houses’ exterior. Nonetheless, it is essential to replace siding that has gotten too old or has become damaged over the years. If you have decided that it is time to replace your siding, the Georgia contractors at Bullard Exterior are here to help. We can evaluate your siding and advise you as to whether you need to replace it or not. 

We can also help you choose the best type of siding material for your home. If you decide to replace your siding, here is what you should expect during the process. No two construction jobs are exactly alike, but there are some steps to the siding replacement process that happen in most projects. The expert siding replacement specialists at Bullard Exterior will help you navigate your siding replacement project from start to finish, answering any questions you may have.

Preparing to Replace Your Siding

When you hire Bullard exteriors to replace your siding, we will handle all of the work. However, you can do a few things to make the process easier before we begin your project. First, you can clear a power outlet. Siding replacement Crews need to access power outlets for their tools, and it is helpful to have a power outfit available for them to use, particularly an outlet that is on a 20-amp circuit.

Next, you can prepare your interior for the siding replacement project. When construction employees begin to remove your current sighting, your walls could shake. Take off any hanging photographs from the walls or items on shelves, so they do not fall off. You can also prepare the exterior of your home by moving anything that could block access to your walls, such as patio furniture. If you have any outdoor decorations or plants in contact with your walls, you might consider removing them.

Find Alternate Accommodations

Depending on your unique circumstances, you may want to make arrangements to stay somewhere else, such as a family member’s house or a hotel during the construction process. If you have pets who may become anxious during the project,  it can be wise to find other arrangements for them. 

Many of us are working from home right now, and if the noise from the siding replacement project will cause an issue with your work, leaving for a few days can be beneficial. Leaving is not always necessary, however. Many of our customers remain in their homes without any issues during the process.

What to Expect During the Siding Replacement Process

During the siding replacement project, you can expect that the crew will place a dumpster in your yard, and the new siding will need to be stacked up before the installation crew arrives. Sometimes the dumpster and materials will arrive a day or two before the crew arrives. You may need a building permit for your project or the dumpster, depending on where you live. 

Our team can advise you as to which type of permits you need. If you are concerned that the dumpster may cause damage to your driveway, you can ask the installation crew to place wood under the pressure points of the dumpster to avoid any cracks or damage to your driveway.

During the Siding Replacement

Once the installation crew arrives, they will become oriented to your property and set up their workstations. Once they are set up, they will start to take down your existing siding. Sometimes crews only tear off one side of the house at a time, so they do not leave any more walls exposed to weather than necessary. When a larger crew arrives, they could take down all of the sidings at the same time.

Good insulation crews will clean up their debris as they continue to work and ensure that their areas are clean at the end of the workday. Doing so keeps them safe and keeps you and your family safe by preventing slip and fall accidents on debris. You can still help protect yourself by wearing sturdy shoes and avoiding any areas where the crew is working. Try to assume that there are nails on the ground on which you could step. Make sure that your children stay inside or away from the construction area for their safety. If your team leaves scaffolding at your home overnight, make sure your children stay clear of it to avoid a fall.

You May Encounter Unexpected Challenges

Every construction project is different, and you should not be surprised if your contractors find unexpected problems that need to be repaired. When your old siding is removed, you might discover unforeseen issues. Seasoned contractors will be able to tell you your options to fix any challenges that arise. They will also advise you as to which construction techniques and building materials you will need to remedy the situation.

Once they remove the original siding and make any repairs that are necessary, they will install a new weather-resistant barrier on your home. This is a house wrap that protects your home from water while keeping it breathable. Finally, they will begin installing the new siding and trim that you selected for your home. Once all the new siding is installed, they will pack up. 

Contact a Bullard, Georgia Siding Replacement Expert Today

Whether you have already decided to replace your siding or you have questions about the process, Bullard Exteriors is here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We will send one of our experts to your house to evaluate your project and provide you with a quote. Our friendly employees will answer all of your questions and help guide you through the process. Now is a great time to replace your siding, and we are ready to help you accomplish your siding replacement project.