A siding replacement is one of the many ways you can revitalize your home’s exterior. Tackling this project also means you are giving it another layer of protection against the Michigan weather. Before making this investment, however, it is important to be aware of the process involved. Careful and thorough planning, after all, will ensure its success.
Kearns Brothers, a leading siding and roof installation company, shares the steps you need to take when planning to re-side your home.
Do Your Research
It all starts with extensive research. For you to determine which siding color suits your preference, you can browse home improvement magazines and websites or drive around your neighborhood for inspiration. Be sure to keep a file or some record of the styles and colors that you find interesting. Also, perform a Google search on the differences between various siding materials.
Find Out the Project’s Budget
Having collected information regarding exterior siding color, profile and material options, it’s time to think about how much you’d be spending to re-side your home. To get a ballpark estimate, you can measure the square footage of the wall where the new siding will be installed.
Choose a Contractor
Taking the DIY route will only lead you to regret, which is why it makes more sense to leave the project to the experienced hands of the pros. Before you pick the right contractor for the job, you must first make sure that it specializes in siding. It also must have an approval or recommendation of the manufacturer. More importantly, ask for a comprehensive estimate. Be sure to review it and should include everything needed to complete the project.
Prepare Your Home Before the Project
Now that everything’s settled, the only thing left to do is wait for the scheduled date of installation. While you do so, take the initiative of preparing the outside of your home. Any equipment lying around the potential work zone must be removed. Place drop cloths or tarps on outdoor plants to prevent debris that may scatter upon the removal of the old siding. Doing these will ensure a smooth workflow for the pros.
For your siding replacement needs, turn to Kearns Brothers. We are a James Hardie® Elite Preferred™ Contractor and a CertainTeed 5-Star Siding Contractor. We have been installing siding on homes in the local area for over 30 years, so if you are ready to make your home look beautiful than ever, just reach out to us.