What to Expect During Siding Installation

What to Expect During Siding Installation in Grand Rapids, MI

Spring is the perfect time to install new exterior siding. Over time, UV rays and precipitation can damage siding and increase your risk for moisture damage. To protect the exterior of your home from the elements, you’ll need to visit your local building materials supplier as soon as possible to browse your siding options. Eikenhout offers a wide range of building materials so you can improve the value and curb appeal of your home. Continue reading to learn what you can expect during siding installation.

Inspect Your Home’s Exterior

Now that the snow has melted, take a good look at your house siding. Are there any holes or signs of insect activity? Has a section of vinyl siding melted from grilling too close to the house? The sooner you spot damaged siding, the sooner you’ll be able to prevent water and insect damage. The last thing you want is for water to seep beneath siding panels.

Consider siding replacement if you notice:

  • Melted or warped vinyl siding
  • Mold and mildew
  • Structural damage
  • Insect damage
  • Poor siding installation

Once the siding is removed, you’ll be able to fix any problems before they’re covered up again. The underlying wall needs to be properly repaired before siding installation. For example, water damage will need to be fixed before covering up your home’s exterior with new siding.

Choose Siding Materials

The siding materials you choose will depend on your budget and what you’re looking for in terms of appearance and durability. For example, many homeowners prefer vinyl siding because of its affordability and durability. Insulated vinyl siding is also resistant to cold weather. If you’re looking for long-lasting siding options, ask about steel or fiber cement siding.

Types of siding include:

  • Vinyl
  • Fiber cement
  • Steel

Siding comes in a range of colors and styles so you can match the roof, windows, shutters, exterior doors, and even landscaping. If you have a specific siding material in mind, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’ll be more than happy to help you find the right siding for your home. If you aren’t sure what siding to get, we recommend taking a drive around your neighborhood. Since the houses in your neighborhood were most likely built around the same time, you’ll be able to get ideas for your own home’s façade.

Hire Siding Contractors

Your house siding helps protect your home from the elements, which is why it’s important you hire a licensed and insured contractor. That way, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your contractor has a history of providing quality service. Hiring an insured contractor means you won’t be held liable for any injuries sustained on the job. A reputable contractor will always take necessary precautions to protect their workers and clients.

Eikenhout supplies building materials to contractors and homeowners. To browse our inventory of siding materials, call Eikenhout in Grand Rapids, Lansing, Mt. Pleasant, Holland, Traverse City, Saginaw, Petoskey, and Kalamazoo.