Vinyl siding installation has a relatively simple installation process. As experts in Omaha siding installation, we here at AGR Roofing and Construction can ensure that your home’s new siding is secure, beautiful, and durable.
If you’re looking into replacing your home’s siding, it may be helpful to understanding the siding installation process that will soon take place. In this article, we’ll discuss each step of the siding installation process so that you’ll know what to expect.
Why is Siding Important?
First, you may be wondering about the overall purpose of siding. Siding is crucial to the protection of your home. All different weather conditions here in Omaha, from high winds to rain to hail to snowstorms and even intense periods of sunshine, can take a toll on your home. To keep your home and family safe, you need the reinforcement that high-quality siding provides.
If your home’s siding is poorly installed, many different problems can arise. For one, water from outside can seep into a home through poorly installed siding. This can cause water damage to your home’s walls, ceilings, and floors. Mold may develop, as could foundational problems in severe cases. To avoid this, make sure that your siding is installed by Omaha siding experts.
Siding is also important to the energy-efficiency of your home. Quality siding and adequate insulation will allow for effective temperature regulation in your home, leading to lower energy bills in every season.
In addition to its functional benefits, siding can enhance the curb appeal of your home. The siding is a prominent element in the exterior of any home. So, you need it to have a polished look that complements the other visual aspects of your home’s exterior.
The Steps of Siding Installation
Before the siding can be installed, the materials need to be delivered to your home.
New siding can’t be installed if the old siding is still secured to your home. So, we’ll start by removing the existing siding. We’ll also inspect the walls underneath the siding for indications of damage. Water damage and rot in the walls can compromise the durability of your home and will need to be addressed before new siding is installed. By replacing any damaged wood, you can avoid future, costly repairs.
Since water seepage through flashing and into your home is possible, your installers may install flashing in particularly vulnerable areas of the walls. These areas include both inside and outside corners, as well as sill areas. The flashing will prevent future damage to your home’s walls, as well as siding damage.
Insulation is essential to maintaining an energy-efficient home. With well-insulated walls, your air conditioner and heater will be able to operate with less energy. After all, insulation prevents hot or cold air from seeping into or out of your home.
During your Omaha siding installation, your installation team will ensure that your home has adequate insulation.
Finally, after all of the preparative steps above have been completed, the new siding can be installed onto your new home. If the siding needs to be painted, this additional step will take place in the few days after the siding has been fully installed.
Preparing For Siding Installation
There are steps that you can take to prepare for siding installation and ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible. These include:
- Move items away from your home’s siding until the installation process is complete (i.e. patio furniture, outdoor equipment, potted flowers).
- Trimming trees and other landscaping that are positioned close to your home’s siding. Mowing your lawn can also help your installation team, as it will simplify the process of using a nail finder to locate lost nails or staples as the siding is installed.
- Take wall art, photos, and other valuables off of your walls, as they may shake as the siding is installed.
- Ensure that your driveway is clear for the installation team and their equipment.
- During the installation process, make sure that pets and children stay away from the construction area.
Contact AGR Roofing and Construction today to schedule your Omaha siding installation.