As a homeowner, you probably aren’t familiar with the ins and outs of a residential siding project.
There is so much that goes into a siding replacement project, from the first consultation to the final walk-through. When you choose a professional siding specialist, they will explain each step of the process before you even begin.
The installation of the siding is crucial to the success of your project, but myriad small decisions need to be made before installation day.
Having a crew of people in your space can be challenging, which is why you want the right company, as they will be respectful and efficient.
What Happens at a Residential Siding Jobsite Before the Project Starts?
Lots of the siding replacement process begins before even setting foot on the residential job site.
We will meet with the homeowners and walk around their homes. This appointment gives us the opportunity to understand their vision for the home and assess any pain points.
This initial appointment is followed by a design meeting, where we present a 3D rendering of the completed project to the homeowners. This rendering is looked at alongside a line-by-line proposal detailing the cost of the project.
This meeting also discusses siding styles, colors, hardware, and customized design elements. All these details minimize the risk of complications when we arrive on site.
Starting Your Project
The first thing that will happen a day or two before the construction work begins is that the materials will be delivered.
There are a few things to keep in mind at this stage:
- Choose which side of your driveway you would like the materials delivered.
- Consider access if you have multiple vehicles.
- Pick a convenient time to be there when the materials are delivered.
- Choose a spot for the dumpster as it is very heavy and difficult to move once placed.
Our work day starts at 8:30 a.m., and as the crew gets set up, we will do a pre-start walk around. This is another opportunity to answer any questions the homeowner has and sets the tone for the installation.
It can be challenging for homeowners to have our teams in their space, and we do our best to keep the job site organized. At the end of each day, we do a nail sweep using a magnetic tool that picks up nails. We also do a basic cleanup of other materials.
Wrapping Up a Residential Siding Project
At the end of the project, we will do a full sweep and clean. We want it to look like we weren’t there as much as possible. You may notice signs of yard traffic, but we try our best to be careful around your plants and trees.
We will remove roughly 2,000 nails from your old siding, and we will do our best to find as many as possible to minimize risk to your family.
How Can You Prepare for a Siding Replacement?
There are a few ways that you can prepare for your residential siding replacement to make the process easier for you and our crew.
- Trim trees and shrubs
- Remove items off your interior walls
- Keep your pets and kids away from the job site as much as possible
- Store outdoor furnishings
You can chat with your contractor at the beginning of the project about how you can help them prepare your space.
Opt for A Siding Specialist Who Cares
The contractor you choose makes all the difference to your siding replacement project. A professional company will care as much about the finished product as you do, and they will take steps to minimize issues and every stage.
At Hawthorn, our projects are more than just a paycheck. We have a client-focused approach that values communication, transparency, and integrity.
Contact us to set up an appointment if you want to learn more about our residential siding process.