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Siding Preparation

Of course you are paying to have your siding installed and most of the work rests in the hands of the professionals you have hired, but before the professionals arrive at your house there are a few things that you can do to prepare for them. The good news is that these things are not very difficult or time-consuming at all. In fact, it should only take you a few minutes.

Work Space: This first thing you can do is check the area around the perimeter of your home. Make sure that it is cleared. Remove any yard toys, grills, tools, chairs, flower pots, etc. This is the area that the contractors will be using as they install your new siding. The more space they have to maneuver around the better the chances are of the job being done right.

Stockpile: The process of installing siding generally goes by quickly because the professional siding contractors pile the siding material close to the work area. This saves time in having to haul heavy material back and forth from a truck out in the street. It would be very helpful of you if you spoke with your contractor about where he/she thinks the best place to stock the material would be. Once you know what spot is best you can begin clearing that spot for the material.

Garage Door: If your home has a garage door then most likely you will plan on having new siding put on it so that it matches the rest of your house. If this is true for you, you may want to help the contractors out by providing them with access to your garage door. A garage door opener would be of the most help so if you have an extra one then you should consider sparing it.

Shelter: It certainly isn’t mandatory, but often a nice gesture to provide your contractors with a little shelter and some fresh water. This is especially true if they are forced to work in extreme weather conditions such as a scorching sunny day or perhaps during snowfall. Consider letting them sit inside your garage to cool off or escape the rain or snow. Also, if you have a large trash bin you may want to offer it to the workers so that trash doesn’t end up on your property by mistake. Additional considerations include providing the workers with access to a water faucet, a place to eat lunch (picnic table) and any other small gestures that might help the work process.

The above suggestions can really help the siding professionals work faster and more efficiently. I’m sure they will appreciate the fact that you have put time aside to prepare for them and this gratitude will reflect in their work.

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Siding Preparation

Of course you are paying to have your siding installed and most of the work rests in the hands of the professionals you have hired, but before the professionals arrive at your house there are a few things that you can do to prepare for them. The good news is that these things are not very difficult or time-consuming at all. In fact, it should only take you a few minutes.