Congratulations! You are about to have your siding replaced and give your home a whole new look. At this point, you may be wondering what you can do to prepare for your replacement appointment. Here is what you can do to make the entire process as smooth and easy as possible.
Trim Shrubs and Trees
It is common to have trees and shrubs growing relatively close to your home. Trimming this vegetation away from the home can simplify the installation process. If you don’t want to cut back on your landscaping too much, it can also be helpful to temporarily tie it back.
Remove Items on Interior Walls
As the siding is replaced on your exterior walls, it may cause some vibrations that could disturb items on your interior walls. If you have any fragile items on shelves or hanging on the walls, it is a good idea to take them down until the installation process has been completed.
Move Your Car to a Safe Spot
If you are used to parking in the driveway or on the street directly next to your home, you may want to move your car to a spot that is more out of the way. This will give the installers plenty of room to place the dumpster that will hold any debris. It can also help create more of a clear path so that they can remove waste and easily bring in materials as they work.
Clear Your Outdoor Area
Potted plants, landscaping tools, and outdoor furniture can create further obstacles and slow down the installation process. Clearing these items will also prevent them from accidentally becoming damaged.
Get to Know Your Contractor
Clear communication is the key to any successful project, so make sure you take the time to talk with your contractor before the installation gets underway. This will give you an opportunity to learn more about their process, when they will be finished for the way, any parking preferences, and any other important topics. A good contractor will initiate this conversation, but it is always a good idea for the homeowner to be proactive as well.
With a little preparation, you can ensure that your new siding installation goes off without a hitch and the installers can work as quickly and safely as possible. If you are ready to give your home a makeover with the help of some new siding, contact the experts at Gerald Jones Company today.