When you have older siding, getting new siding can boost your home’s value and enhance its appearance. What is the process when you have this type of work done on your Indianapolis home? Knowing how siding is installed can help you understand what to expect from your contractor.
The siding installation process typically starts with removing old or existing siding, unless you’re having new siding installed on a newly built home. Your contractor will carefully remove the current siding and check the wall under it for signs of moisture damage or other damage needing to be repaired before installation can begin. Making sure the wall is structurally sound and in good condition is important to ensure your siding can be properly installed.
Once the walls are prepared and in good shape, your contractor will start installing your new siding. This exact process varies based on the type of material you’re getting. In general, contractors make sure siding panels are installed in a way which minimizes the risk of water damage.
The kind of material you choose determines how siding is installed. For example, vinyl siding involves installing panels without leaving any visible seams. Vinyl siding installation is generally easier than other types of materials, but the overall time frame depends on other factors, such as how large your home is.
James Hardie fiber cement siding must be installed once it’s dry to prevent moisture damage. In fact, keeping this material dry throughout the installation process is important in order to reduce the risk of exposure to moisture or water.
Working with a Local Contractor
The contractor you hire to install your siding can have a big impact on whether it’s done properly. Hiring a local contractor who has the right training and a good reputation is important for siding installation. An experienced contractor in the area understands local factors which affect the installation process, such as weather conditions or local building codes.
When you hire a local contractor who has a good reputation, you can also count on having high-quality work done. This lowers your risk of running into problems with your siding after it’s installed. Proper installation can also help ensure your new siding lasts for many years.
If your home needs new siding, please contact Moss Roofing today. We provide dependable siding installation throughout the Indianapolis area.