The most work when getting new siding for your Centennial home is finding the right contractor. As we have said before in our other blog posts, it is best to take your time vetting siding contractors. Another thing– never hire based solely on price. But, once this time-consuming task is done–the rest should be downhill. You simply need to prepare for the upcoming siding work.

How to Prepare Areas of Your Home For New Siding

Getting your home ready for new siding isn’t that different from getting ready for other home construction jobs. You just need to consider how the job will affect the inside, outside of your home. Also, think about those living in it. Workman safety and the ability to navigate in and around your home is another consideration.

Siding Preparations Inside Your Home

Take down all items hanging on the walls and shelves. The vibrations from a siding install could make your walls may shake a bit. Removing items will keep your family and belongings from damage.

Make arrangements for kids and pets to be somewhere out of your home. Once the work begins it will be very loud. This could scare and upset children and pets.

Be available for calls. Usually, siding is up without any issues. However, it is good to clear your schedule so that you can take calls from the project manager about your siding job. Sometimes issues with your home’s structure come to light after the old siding is gone and the team will need to discuss this with you.

Siding Preparations Outside Your Home

Take a walk around your home’s perimeter. Be sure to move anything that blocks access to any part of your home’s exterior walls. Patio furniture, landscaping features, and hoses are just a few examples of the obstacles that could be in the way.

Wrap delicate shrubbery. Siding involves a lot of people walking around your grounds. So, be sure to cover and protect any landscaping that is close to your house and in the path of the workers.

Cut your grass. This will make picking up debris from the job, like nails, easier for workers.

Get your power outlets ready. Siding contractors need to use outdoor power for their tools. If you have anything plugged into your outdoor receptacles make sure to unplug them to give the siders access.

These are just the basic preparations you should make for new siding on your Centennial home. For specifics, contact your siding company to ask if they need anything further from you. Also, for any questions on siding or to talk to us about getting a siding estimate–contact Scottish Home Improvement in Centennial today!

Martin Faith is the founder and owner of Scottish Home Improvements. In 2002, Martin became inspired to start his own siding company after he had a negative experience with a local contractor. His goal was to set a new standard for the industry by providing excellent customer service. Today, Scottish Home Improvements is the top Elite Preferred James Hardie contractor in the state of Colorado. Over the years, Martin's company has received numerous awards and recognitions including 12 consecutive gold stars and an A+ Rating from the BBB as well as the James Hardie President's Club Award.