Siding Installation: What to Expect

After you have found a professional contractor, the installation process begins. Here's a step by step process of how siding is installed.

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This guide discusses why you should install new siding on your home and what you can expect from the step by step installation process.

 

Why Should I Install Siding? 

  • You will be able to save money on your energy bill.
  • They reduce the sound outside by 45%.
  • They keep water out that will cause damage to your home.
  • Siding with a slanted wall design will optimize airflow.
  • The 1.5 inches installation design is hidden for a more aesthetic appeal.
  • The more extended panel design has fewer seams.
  • The flat and tight design can look like actual wood.

 

Siding Options: Vinyl or Fiber Cement

Siding comes in wood, aluminum, vinyl, and fiber cement. The two highly recommended types are vinyl and fiber cement.

Vinyl siding is a great option for your home because of the material and affordability. It’s easy to install, doesn’t need to be painted, and is very durable.

Fiber cement siding requires very little maintenance, but unlike vinyl, it may need to be painted and caulked regularly.

Find out more about fiber cement and vinyl siding here.

The Siding Installation Process

Process of Siding Installation 

After you have found a professional contractor, the installation process begins.

 

Step 1: Preparations

Before installation can start, you will need to prepare your home, interiorly and exteriorly. Inside, remove items from your shelves and walls that may fall. Move items or furniture that are too close to the installation areas. Outside, move vehicles that may be damaged from falling or loose debris. Trim the trees or shrubs so that the contractors can move freely.

 

Step 2: Removal of Existing Siding

It’s time to pull off the old siding and renew the exterior of your house. A professional contractor will have no trouble performing this step. They’ll start at the top and work their way down.

 

Step 3: Wall Preparations and Inspections

During these steps, you’ll see if the wall needs repairs before proceeding. You will need an inspection if there is water rot, sheathing damages, or the presence of asbestos. These damages will need to be dealt with first before any work can begin.

Water rot will indicate that the areas have weakened, and the new siding will not be securely attached if the surrounding areas are damaged.

Sheathing damages and the presence of asbestos will require time to repair. You will need a professional contractor to remove or seal the asbestos.

 

Step 4: Insulation

After removing the old siding, the contractors will need to ensure that the house is adequately insulated. Without proper insulation, hot air would escape during the winter months and seep in through cracks during the hot summers. Besides its thermal use, insulation also adds additional strength to the siding in case of impacts such as baseballs, rocks, and other objects.

 

Step 5: New Siding Installation

Finally, it is time to install the new performance engineered siding.   

Depending on the size of your home, these five steps to installing your new siding may take about 10 to 14 days. With the right professionals doing the job, you will get your money’s worth with the highest quality, fully functional siding.

 

vinyl siding infographic

 

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