Siding replacement is one of the most disruptive types of home improvement. If everything goes according to plan, the project may take one week or more to complete. Proper planning is necessary to ensure the job is completed on-time.
How can you reduce the installation time of your replacement siding and keep your project on schedule? Use Nelson Contracting’s smart tips from for a quick turnaround:
1. Put the Schedule in Writing
While no one could predict the project’s exact time to completion, an experienced contractor could at least provide a ballpark estimate. The number of days the installer promises to finish the job should be included in the contract.
This ensures the siding company would make all the efforts to complete the project in a timely manner and avoid doing slapdash work.
Other than the completion date, your contract should also specify the payment scheme. If you need to put some money down, experts you should never pay more than 10% of the job total or $1,000, whichever is less, upfront. You must hand the remainder to the contractor only when the project completes to your satisfaction.
2. Know the Stress Sources
Siding projects are not without mess and noise. However, your inability to anticipate otherwise avoidable sources of stress is the real reason the smooth flow of the job goes out of track.
Not just when tackling replacement, the same thing can also be said when managing siding repair in Lincoln, NE.
Miscommunication with your contractor, failure to maintain routine, and indecisiveness resulting to constant changes during the project unnecessarily delays completion. Again, planning early and properly and hiring a reliable contractor can ultimately avoid unnecessarily project postponements.
3. Buy Builder-Friendly Siding
Choosing a product that’s naturally easy to install is smart and practical. Of all the options, vinyl siding, tends to be the most forgiving. Particularly Mastic products, vinyl panels usually have thick and obvious overlaps for painless installation.
Ease of maintenance aside, vinyl is a desirable material for its versatility in design and resistance to elements. Energy-efficient and nearly maintenance-free, its highly competitive cost adds great value for your money.
4. Mind External Factors
Bad weather would inevitably put the job on hold until Mother Nature becomes more cooperative for safety and quality assurance reasons. To prevent climate-related delays and avoid exposing your home to harsh elements, know your local area’s 10-day weather forecast to schedule your project accordingly.
Keeping your siding replacement on track requires serious planning. At Nelson Contracting, we know managing a re-siding job can be overwhelming, which is why we’re committed to assisting you every step of the way.
To get your project started, call us today at (402) 374-4233 to schedule your appointment at your convenience.