Remodeling the exterior of your home can be an exciting and rewarding project, especially if you know what to expect. You can avoid surprises by understanding the re-siding process and some of the challenges that may arise once your project has begun.
Your remodeler will review with you various styles of LP® SmartSide® Trim and Siding for your home and help you explore exterior remodeling ideas. Once you decide on the look you want, your remodeler will provide an estimate that includes the cost of material, labor, paint, applicable permits and the amount of time required to complete your project.
When your remodeling project begins, it may seem overwhelming at first. A dumpster will be delivered to your home to haul away your old siding and construction debris. Some remodelers may deliver a portable restroom for the crew. The workers will start by tearing off your existing siding. Your interior walls may shake a bit, so remove any pictures or hanging valuables to prevent accidental breakage. It’s not uncommon for remodelers to work on only one side of your home at a time to avoid exposure to extreme weather conditions.
If your home currently has asbestos siding, you will run into additional costs for removal. Once your old siding has been removed, your remodeler may discover water damage or areas in need of immediate repair. Simple fixes may include adjusting window flashing or replacing a few feet of wood. Major structural repairs may cost you more.
Before your LP SmartSide Trim and Siding is installed, your remodeler will install a code-approved, weather-resistant barrier and inspect your flashing. If your walls are uneven, furring strips will be installed to create a flat mounting surface for the siding. All joints between lap siding and trim will be sealed to help prevent water intrusion. (Sealing joints between siding and trim may not apply if the installer uses the trim-over method.)
When your remodeler is finished installing all of the trim and siding, the painters will move in (unless you install prefinished LP SmartSide siding and trim). All LP SmartSide products come pre-primed for better paint adhesion and to help save time during your project. Your painter may use various methods to paint your home, including a sprayer. Take precautions to park vehicles away from your home and advise nearby neighbors to do the same.
When your home siding project is complete, your remodeler will remove all waste materials and walk around your home with you for a final inspection. Now it’s time to enjoy your beautiful home.
Are you ready for home siding replacement too? Get your project started by contacting an LP BuildSmart Preferred Contractor or knowledgeable remodeler in your area.
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