Getting new siding on your home is exciting, and knowing how the installation process will go is incredibly helpful. That’s why we want to give you each step of our siding installation process, so you can look forward to this time with confidence!
Installation Steps Your Siding Team Will Take
When the day arrives to get your new siding installed, we’ll arrive with our trained craftspeople to accomplish all that needs to be done. Here’s what you can look forward to:
Removal of Old Siding
The siding team will set up workstations and get started by removing your existing siding. Depending on the size of the crew and weather forecasts, siding may be removed all at once or in portions, wall by wall.
Our siding crew will clean up the work area after each day’s labor, and a thorough cleanup is also done once the project is finished.
Checking Exterior Walls and Make Repairs
Putting new siding up over damaged or rotted wood is a sure way to see further damage to your home. Once the old siding is removed, a reliable siding crew like ours does an inspection first.
We’ll look for and address areas that need repair or underlayers that need replacement. That way, when we install your new siding, you’ll get the long-lasting protection you deserve.
Adding Insulation and/or Waterproofing Layers
After any needed fixes are made to your home’s sheathing and structural elements, your siding company will install insulation to give your home added protection against heat and cold. Depending on the products you choose, they may also install house wrap, which is a weather-proofing layer that helps protect your home from moisture damage.
Placing New Siding
Once all this prep work is completed, your new siding and trim can be set in place. The siding may be hosed down to remove dust. If your boards don’t already have a color in them, painting can be done at this stage and elements such as shutters can be reinstalled.
After all the other work is completed, your siding company will do a final cleanup to leave you with a spotless yard. Any remaining old materials from the last day’s work will be placed in the dumpster. A final check will be made to clear away any nails, dust, and debris around your lawn and outdoor spaces.
Note: The full process of siding replacement (including removal, repairs, and installation) can take 7-14 days based on the size of your home and the number of people on the installation crew. It’s well worth the time spent when you work with a well-trained team like John McCarter Construction who cares about getting the details right from the very start.
Upgrade Your Home with Beautiful New Siding
New siding can do wonders for your home’s curb appeal, and it’s key to protecting your property from moisture and other damaging elements. So if you’re seeing signs of age, wear, or discoloration, now is a great time to make an upgrade.
Check out today’s new siding options that the John McCarter Construction team installs, and picture your Ann Arbor, Rochester Hills, or greater Detroit area home with a whole new look that stays beautiful and safeguards your exterior.