Some people expect that roofs and siding last forever. The truth is, they don’t. While their life span can be prolonged with a few maintenance tricks and regular inspections, there comes a time that they need to be replaced. Sometimes, they might have taken irreparable damage. At other times, repairing them occasionally would prove to be more expensive in the long run than an outright replacement.
Whatever the case, your residential and commercial roofing contractors, especially Great Lakes Roofing and Siding, wants you to know that, instead, you can expect three major things during a siding replacement process: the mess, the noise and the (unforeseen) repairs. Let’s take a look at each one of these below.
Anything that’s as big as your roof or siding, when replaced, is going to be messy. Siding is the shell of your home wrapped around it, and the way to tear it off involves pulling out the adhesives and/or nails that are keeping it on your walls. There will be a lot of clutter and debris, but most contractors will designate a particular space to dump all the old siding materials so you don’t have to wonder if your house was the site of a grenade explosion.
Like many residential roofing contractors would suggest, clearing a space beforehand for disposal of old material is a good idea. This site should preferably be out in the open and outside your home.
Any home improvement project, especially if it involves tearing off old materials and replacing them with new ones, is going to be loud and distracting. Foot traffic is going to be higher than you would like, and pets and children will exacerbate the situation. If the project will take a few days to complete, arrange for a neighbor or a relative living nearby to accommodate them for the meantime. Most importantly, don’t forget to notify your homeowners’ association or your neighbors of the noise beforehand.
Most of the time—and if you’ve maintained your old siding well—replacing it is a smooth, hassle-free process. However, there are times when the home components that will be affected with the replacement might need a bit more touch-up and repair. Some examples include window trims, your roofline, or even your walls. If this happens, you can have it repaired now or risk tearing down a new siding yet again just to repair something that could have been addressed before the replacement in the first place.
At Great Lakes Roofing and Siding, one of the area’s top residential and industrial roofing contractors, we can replace your siding as easy as 1-2-3, as quickly as possible. Call us today at (224) 222-0470 to learn more about our services. You can also fill out our form to request a free quote.