New siding will transform the appearance of your home, especially if you switch colors. Siding installation services often entail obtaining permits, installing siding, putting on new soffit and fascia boards, and painting if necessary. Siding installation can take several days depending on the size of your house, the type of siding, and the weather. Here are a few steps in the process.
Remove The Old Siding
Sometimes it's possible to put new siding over old siding, but then you run the risk of covering up problems with water damage. Your siding contractor will probably remove all the old siding. This creates a lot of waste, so the contractor might arrange for a dumpster to be parked on your property.
Once the old siding is out of the way, the contractor can check the sides of your house for damage. If necessary, rotted and damaged areas are replaced before the new siding is put on. All the old siding might be torn off at once, or the contractor might work on one side of your house at a time if you have a larger home or if bad weather is a threat.
Wrap The House In A Moisture Barrier
Before siding is applied to the sides of your home, house wrap is put on. This is a waterproof barrier that protects your home from water damage. The sheets are applied in sections that overlap each other to ensure water stays out. Then, the seams are usually sealed with tape, and the sheets are attached to the house and are held firmly with capped nails. The house wrap is completely hidden once the siding is installed.
Different types of siding are installed in different ways, so your contractor uses the appropriate techniques for the type of siding you ordered. Putting new siding on could take a few days. Sometimes, siding installation services also include replacing rotted soffit and fascia boards. If you're getting vinyl siding, you might want vinyl soffit and fascia boards put on, too.
You'll need to add extra time if the contractor will paint the siding. Some siding comes prefinished while others need to be painted once installed.
Check The Finished Work
The final step in the siding installation process is the inspection. A codes inspector will check the finished work, and you can walk around your house with the contractor and ask about anything you see that you don't understand. They may explain the type of work that was done around windows and doors to prevent leaking and answer any questions you have.
For more information, contact a siding installation service.