Once you have selected a reputable siding contractor and the right siding material, the next step is to prepare for siding installation. The siding replacement process varies depending on your home’s unique architectural attributes. To make the process seamless, here is how to prepare for new siding.
1. Learn the Local Codes
You should know the local building code requirements for siding installation. In California, you can check with your local building inspection department, department of building permits, or office of planning and zoning. You can also talk with an experienced siding contractor to help you understand them.
Experienced local contractors understand current codes and how they will affect your siding project. Whether it’s vinyl, fiber cement, or engineered wood siding, a reputable contractor will do the job right and adhere to the code to protect their licenses.
2. Hire a Reliable Siding Contractor
Be sure to hire a reliable siding contractor with a proven track record of quality siding installation. Even the best siding material will not protect your house the way it should if it is not installed correctly. A good siding expert should be properly licensed and insured.
Having a checklist of things to look for when choosing a siding contractor can help you pick the right person for the job. Overall, here are the key things to consider during your search:
- Proof of Insurance
- Proof of Licensing
- Reviews and Work History
- Labor and Material Warranties
3. Prepare Your Yard and Driveway
Before your siding contractor arrives, be sure to remove your cars from the driveway. Furniture, lawn ornaments, and other items should also be cleared off the area. Additionally, trim trees and shrubs near the siding if required.
Cut down the grass around the house to ensure any debris coming off your wall can be effectively removed and disposed of. Inside the house, secure any valuables which could fall as the walls are being pounded on. For safety during siding installation, keep all your children and pets away from the work area.
More importantly, choose an experienced siding contractor who will make your siding replacement project stress-free. At Straight Line Construction, we are a certified contractor who puts the needs of our customers first. We know the scope of Sacramento, CA, siding projects and will do the job right the first time. Contact us today to schedule a free inspection!