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How to Prepare Your Home For Siding Replacement

Sep 08, 2023

Siding not only gives your house a fresh, attractive appearance but also provides protection from the elements. Just like any other home improvement task, replacing the siding requires preparation to guarantee the best outcomes. In this detailed guide, we’ll walk you through the necessary steps to prepare your home for siding replacement.

Steps to Get Your Home Ready for New Siding

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Clear the Surrounding Area

Ensure you clear the vicinity around your home, including garden furniture, toys, or any other items that might obstruct the work area. This not only provides a safe environment for the workers but also prevents these items from getting damaged.

Prune Trees and Shrubs

Trim any bushes, trees, or plants that are in close proximity to your home’s walls. This will provide clear access to the siding and reduce the chance of interference.

Secure or Remove Wall Hangings Inside

The process of removing and installing siding can cause vibrations that may shake items inside your home. It’s wise to remove or secure any wall decorations, pictures, or valuable artifacts to prevent them from falling or getting damaged.

Disconnect External Fixtures

If you have exterior fixtures such as lights, mailboxes, or house numbers attached to the existing siding, it’s time to disconnect or remove them. Inform your contractor if you have any security systems or cameras, so they are aware and can work around or temporarily disconnect them.

Prepare for Dust

Replacing siding can generate a significant amount of dust. Consider covering plants near your home or any items left outside with a cloth to protect them. Inside your home, you might want to seal off rooms or areas close to the work zone to prevent dust infiltration.

Discuss Waste Disposal

Before the project starts, have a conversation with your contractor about debris disposal. Will they be using a dumpster, or will they be hauling away the waste? Knowing this can help you prepare the space necessary for waste storage and removal.

Communication With Your Contractor

One often overlooked aspect of preparing for a project like siding replacement is maintaining open lines of communication with your contractor. Ensure you discuss the project’s specifics, such as timelines, potential obstacles, and any concerns you may have. This dialogue ensures both parties have aligned expectations and can help preempt any potential issues.

Importance of Proper Preparation

Seamless Workflow

One of the primary reasons for thorough preparation is to facilitate a streamlined workflow. By ensuring that the work area is free from obstacles, contractors can operate without interruptions, leading to faster completion.

Minimizing Damage Risk

A well-prepared home minimizes the potential for unintentional damage during the siding replacement process. This includes safeguarding plants, securing windows, and ensuring fragile areas are well-protected.

Safety First

Safety should never be an afterthought. Proper groundwork ensures a hazard-free environment, ensuring the safety of both the residents and the working crew.

Choose Johnson County Siding & Window for Your Siding Replacement

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Getting your home ready for a siding makeover is more than just an administrative step. It’s an investment in the efficiency and success of the project. Properly preparing your home not only facilitates a smooth siding replacement but also safeguards your property and belongings.

By following this comprehensive guide, you’re taking proactive measures to ensure a successful and hassle-free renovation. Remember, a well-prepared home is a pivotal aspect of a successful siding project. Contact Johnson County Siding & Window today to learn more about preparing your home for siding replacement.


If you know you want to get your home exterior project done, but are feeling stress about paying for it all at once, we can help.

Our financing partner, GreenSky, has sensible payment plans that work for homeowners who prefer to pay in installments. You can also ask your JoCo Siding & Window Co. sales representative about the details!

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