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Exploring Eavestrough Materials and Installation Techniques

3 Things To Do Before You Put New Vinyl Siding On Your Home

by Martha Soto

If you are getting ready to put new vinyl siding on your home, there are a few things that you are going to want to take care of before you nail up the new vinyl siding on your home while your walls are open and exposed.

#1 Hide Wires

With the siding removed from your home, this is a great time to hide wires that are on the outside of your home. For example, if you have had utility wires added over time, or cable wires installed on the outside of your home, this is a great time to hide them behind your walls and siding so that they are no longer exposed on the outside of your home. This will make the outside of your home have a more complete and finished look.

#2 Add Extra Insulation

If your home is older and the insulation in your walls is not really getting the job done, this is a great time to drill some holes in the side of your home. You can use these holes to add foam spraying or blown insulation to your walls. Many siding contractors can also add extra insulation to your home. With your walls exposed, now is a great time to increase the level of insulation in your walls and therefore improve the overall energy effectiveness of your home.

#3 Get Rid Of Old Nails

Carefully go over your exposed exterior walls and make sure that you removed all the old nails that were holding the previous siding in place. You don't want to leave old nails in place. If those old nails get loose over time and work their way out, they could attempt to push out through your new vinyl and damage it. Just get rid of any nails in your exterior walls that don't need to be there.

#4 Replace Damaged Wood

Finally, inspect all of the wood that make up the frame of your house. If there is any wood that has become rotten over time, or looks like it is compromised any any way, not is a great time to pull this wood out of your frame and install new wood. You don't want to leave rotten wood up; it could attract pests and could cause mold and mildew and rot to spread to other parts of your structure.

Before you put up new vinyl siding on your home, make sure that you take advantage of the current state of your home to make as many additional improves as possible. 

Once you have done these things, contact a roofer to put the new siding on your home. Most roofing companies also put on siding on homes and can take care of things such as adding extra installation to your home as well.