Like the skin on your body, your home’s exterior siding protects your indoors from the harsh elements and keeps your home well-insulated against temperature changes. It must be kept in tip-top shape so that it can function well because, in time, minor problems can turn into major headaches.
Fortunately, damaged siding panels can be replaced. Then again, not many homeowners are fully aware of how to begin such a simple home improvement project. Ashmen Installations Inc., one of the leading siding replacement companies in the local area, is here to provide tips to get you started with re-siding your home.
Conduct Your Research
Sure, the pros are there to help you in finding the best siding products, but the decisions will be coming from you. That said, it is important to determine what you want and what you don’t want before the start of the project. Being aware of the materials, styles and colors available are enough to formulate ideas and concepts. A great way to get inspired is to drive around your neighborhood and take note of the exteriors of houses you pass by.
Stick to the Budget
Our siding installers are more than willing to offer free estimates to give you a definitive picture of the how much a siding replacement project will cost you. By setting up a budget months before the project’s start date, you can keep yourself on track while limiting surprises. These can’t be avoided, however, so it’s best to set up contingencies amounting to up to 20% of the total budget.
Prepare Your Home
This project can become a mess once started. It may also take up a great amount of space outside your home. Before the installation begins, you’d want to remove any equipment or valuables around the vicinity of the work areas to ensure free-flowing traffic and work progress. Use drop cloths or plastic sheets to protect flower beds and shrubs from debris that may scatter while the old siding is being removed.
Of course, you need reputable pros to do the project. As one of the area’s top local siding contractors, Ashmen Installations Inc. is in the business of boosting your home’s curb appeal in addition to increasing its energy efficiency. We offer James Hardie® fiber cement siding as well as CertainTeed® insulated vinyl siding products.
Call us at (856) 457-4001 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.