Is Your Home Prepared for New Siding?

June 27, 2017

Since 1957 Dick’s Roof Repair Service has been known as “The best in the business”. They earned this reputation by providing Kenosha, Racine and all of Southeastern Wisconsin with great roofing and siding products at affordable prices.

Homeowners considering repairing or replacing the siding on their homes benefit from understanding their options and knowing the right questions to ask. It is vital that the people you ask those questions of have answers you can rely upon. That is where Dick’s Roof Repair Service comes in.

Siding and all of the ancillary products that go with it (like soffits, fascia, gutters, etc.) is both functional and also adds curb appeal to your home. If you have pride in your home, you want the product you buy to be appropriate for your taste and to fit well in your neighborhood. You also want these products to protect your home and give you confidence that you have made a sound investment.

Dick’s Roof Repair Service features the newest and most advanced siding products available.

  • LP SMART SIDING – LP Smart Side Trim and Siding gives homeowners the beauty and warmth of traditional wood but with the durability of an engineered product. This product is known for its strength and its ability to resist fungus and decay.

  • VINYL SIDING – The most traditional option for home siding, vinyl can provide homeowners with lasting performance at an affordable price. The creative options available with vinyl are too many to mention. Suffice it to say vinyl is available in a never-ending array of styles, textures and colors. This allows you to apply it to virtually any architectural style or personal taste.

To prepare for your siding project, homeowners often ask questions as to how they can prepare to make the project go smoothly.

There are a number of steps homeowners can take to assist. These include:

  • Move items that are not attached or built-in away from your house. Try to leave about 20 feet of clearance around the perimeter if that is possible.

  • Secure items inside the exterior walls of your home. It makes sense to take down pictures, mirrors or other wall-hangings that may become dislodged by the wall movement resulting from the construction work on the exterior.

  • Check with your cable or satellite company to find out if your dish or cable access box will need to be moved or temporarily disconnected.

  • Have any new light fixture, shutters or other exterior items you want to have installed available when the work begins.

  • Anticipate nail pops on the interior walls on plasterboard that may not have been installed properly.

 After the project is complete be aware that grills or open flames too close to the siding can cause it to warp or melt.

 The best advice Dick’s can give you to prepare for your siding project is to know your options and to ask a lot of questions.

Dick’s Roof Repair Service has extensive experience, as is evidenced by the great references they have from folks who have had Dick’s install or repair their siding. Contact us at  262-654-6644 in Kenosha or 262-639-7864 in Racine to schedule a consult and find out why homeowners in Southeastern Wisconsin, who chose Dick’s for their siding projects, are pleased that they did.