Getting the most from your investment in new siding will require a professional and experienced siding install crew. Just one missed detail during install can turn into a costly headache for you, and there's a lot of details. Worse, many small and large siding contractors have gotten good at avoiding any responsibility for these events. Most such issues won't become apparent for a few years after the install, and after the contractor guarantee, yet can also void the materials warranty, leaving you footing the bill for all new siding only a couple years later. This is exactly why Express Remodeling has a handpicked crew, and have partnered with CertainTeed to offer the best warranty available which includes installation coverage.
Siding Tear-Off and Prep
Quickly and carefully removing and disposing the old planks or panels, along with back paneling or bracing, is the first step to a good install process. This must be done with some care along the edges, corndes, and eaves, to avoid any damage to the structure. Once the beams are exposed, they can be more closely examined for any rot or deterioration, and can be replaced if needed.
Before installation, there should be a quick review of the flow of rainwater and meltwater, installation of open-valley gutters, and planning any changes to the gutter system. Most siding projects don't need any major changes, but the capture and flow of rainwater should be considered. If your existing siding is directing water where it shouldn't be, or you're having drainage problems already, this is the time to discuss a water management.
Final prep for the installation of your new siding begins with installing any backing or bracing. Next, the siding will begin to be installed, usually in an order specified by the manufacturer to ensure proper overlay and coverage. Careful attention to ensure the planks or panels are properly measured, and applied without gaps or excessive overhang, will prevent rainwater from drawing up under the siding and into the walls. Last but not least, flashing and trim will be installed and finished up, followed by a detailed inspection of the results.