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Your Ultime Pre-Siding Installation Checklist! Get Prepared.

June 21, 2024

Getting Ready For Installing
Your Shiny New Siding

A Homeowner’s Ultimate
Pre-Install Checklist

Preparing for your Utah home’s siding installation is an exciting time. You’re not only protecting your investment, you’re adding value and some serious curb appeal to your home!

Taking a few crucial steps before starting your project can ensure a smooth process and minimize disruptions to your daily routine. Here are some key things to do before the siding contractor arrives.

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Clear The Work Area

Remove outdoor furniture and decorations. Store any patio furniture, potted plants, grills, or other items that could impede your contractor’s access to the house. Consider tarping or covering delicate items nearby to protect them from dust and debris.

Prune any trees or shrubs close to the house to give the contractor ample space to work. Remember, overhanging branches can damage the new siding during installation.

Remove Items From Walls

Take down hanging pictures, loose shelves, or any other wall-mounted items within close proximity to the siding. Think decorative mirrors, lamps, fine china – anything that could tumble during the new siding’s installation.

Set The Boundaries

If you decide to keep shelving or any other objects on your walls, be sure to keep pets and children away from the area. Your furry friends and curious kiddos may see the installation process as an irresistible invitation to explore, so redirect their activities until the dust settles.

Don’t enter the work area while the siding is being removed or installed. Be mindful of falling debris and follow any safety instructions from your contractor.

Designate an area inside your home where your family should stay during the project to ensure their safety and avoid interference with the contractors’ work.

Additionally, you should agree on the best way to communicate with your contractor during the project. Decide whether you prefer phone calls, text messages, or email updates.

Review The Contract And Schedule

Remember, your contract protects both you and your contractor. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions or make clarifications.

Double-check the details of your contract, including the project timeline, payment schedule, and warranty information. Mark key dates on your calendar, including the delivery of materials and the final completion date.

If being present during the installation is important, communicate this clearly with your contractor and discuss potential disruptions to your routine. Collaborative planning ensures a smoother process and reduces potential surprises down the line.

Discuss Parking, Access, And Noise

Talk to your contractor about where they will park their vehicles and equipment and how they will access the work area. Ensure they know where utilities or underground lines are located to avoid accidental damage.

Inform your neighbors about the upcoming project, especially if it involves noise, temporary parking, or access disruptions. This courtesy can avoid misunderstandings and create a more harmonious environment.

Ultimately, the more prepared you are, the less stress you’ll experience and the happier you’ll be with the final result.

If you’re in the Utah area, contact RGS Exteriors & Construction to see what our superior siding can do for your home. We’ll happily offer a free estimate and answer all of your questions.