Siding Installation: What To Expect

Posted on: 27 December 2019

Many homes rely on a siding to form a layer of protection from outdoor elements. While siding is made to be strong and durable, it does not last forever. If the siding on your home is cracking, fading, or multiple panels are becoming loose, it is most likely time to have new siding installed. Purchasing new siding and having it installed requires a large financial investment, so it is important to take your time when choosing your new siding and selecting the right contractor to install it. Continue reading to learn more about what you can expect when you have your new siding installed:

Remove Old Siding

The first step of siding installation does not involve your new siding at all. Your contractor will start out by removing all of your existing siding. Depending on how large your house is, removing all of the old siding can take some time. Before this part of the project begins, make sure that you trim back trees and shrubs and remove any outdoor furniture that may be located near the perimeter of your house so your contractor has easy access to the siding.

Prepare the Wall

Siding is attached to the exterior wall of a home, but in order for the siding to be as strong and long-lasting as possible, the wall must be in excellent condition. After all of the old siding is removed, your contractor will carefully inspect the exterior walls of your home to see if there are any issues, such as wood rot or mold growth. In the event that there are any problems with the exterior walls of your house, repairs will be made before the new siding is installed.

Install Insulation

Insulation plays a major role in making your home energy-efficient, so most homeowners opt to upgrade their insulation when having new siding installed. Insulation is installed between the exterior wall of the house and the siding, ensuring that the house will stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Install Siding

Once the insulation is in place, your contractor will begin attaching your new siding to your house. During this process, strong nails are used to ensure that every piece of siding is securely attached. Your contractor will also make sure that every piece of siding is installed properly so there are not any gaps in between them that can let in outside air and moisture.