Why Siding Removal Before Re-Siding is a Good Move

A common inquiry we receive from our customers when we are hired to install new siding, is whether it is necessary to remove the existing siding before the new installation. There are many siding contractors that will perform the installation without removing the existing siding, however this can prove to be a costly mistake in the long run. While both methods will give your property a fresh new appearance, there are a few differences that you should take into account.

Mitigate Structural Damages & Reduce Future Repair Costs

Adding new siding is a popular choice when a homeowner is looking for an affordable way to upgrade their home, whether they are interested in placing their home on the market or increasing curb appeal. Many homeowners will look to cut the costs associated with a new siding installation by simply covering the current siding, rather than removing it. However, there are some major disadvantages to going this route. One of the main reasons being the extra layer of siding will move the siding of your house almost an inch outwards, which may make your doors and windows to appear recessed into your walls. Also if the underlying wall is not level it may have an impact on the external appearance of the siding as well.

Inspecting the Walls for Damage & Structural Integrity Under the Siding

When the siding is removed from your residential or commercial property, the home improvement contractor can then evaluate the condition of the wall to locate any problem areas that may require repair. By removing the existing siding and assessing the state of structure, it will allow the contractor to perform any necessary repairs, such as water damage restoration, rot, or bug and termite damage. This can mitigate any further damages, which can save you a great deal of money in the costs associated with repairs down the road.

Rot, mold and other moisture associated issues can cause structural problems, which can destroy the integrity of your property. This problem is more prevalent in the colder climates and temperature swings that typically occur in Connecticut. Overall, removing the old siding prior to a new installation for your house is a wise choice. Even though you may be initially dismayed by the additional costs associated with hiring a contractor to removal and haul away the debris, the peace of mind knowing that the structural integrity and condition of your home will be greater, should be more of more importance.

It is important to hire a contractor that you trust to give you the information and suggestions that are in your best interests, as well as the requirements of your property, and not best for their company’s agenda or gross profit margins. When you receive an estimate for residing your home or business, the removal and disposal of your current siding should be factored into the estimate from your contractor.

Sensible Home Products of Berlin, CT provides roof new siding installation, restoration and repair services with the goal in mind of becoming the best siding contractor in the area by providing high-quality craftsmanship at competitive pricing. Our siding installment process will make sure that your home has dependable, quality siding that will enhance your curb appeal and look brand new for years. You can choose from large assortment of high quality siding materials, and we are capable of handing siding installations of all sizes and scope. Contact us today at (860) 748-8772 to schedule your no-cost estimate and consultation!

Photos from a recent siding installation project in Glastonbury, CT. Click on the photos to enlarge.

Why Siding Removal Before Re-Siding is a Good Move

A common inquiry we receive from our customers when we are hired to install new siding, is whether it is necessary to remove the existing siding before the new installation. There are many siding contractors that will perform the installation without removing the existing siding, however this can prove to be a costly mistake in the long run. While both methods will give your property a fresh new appearance, there are a few differences that you should take into account.

Mitigate Structural Damages & Reduce Future Repair Costs

Adding new siding is a popular choice when a homeowner is looking for an affordable way to upgrade their home, whether they are interested in placing their home on the market or increasing curb appeal. Many homeowners will look to cut the costs associated with a new siding installation by simply covering the current siding, rather than removing it. However, there are some major disadvantages to going this route. One of the main reasons being the extra layer of siding will move the siding of your house almost an inch outwards, which may make your doors and windows to appear recessed into your walls. Also if the underlying wall is not level it may have an impact on the external appearance of the siding as well.

Inspecting the Walls for Damage & Structural Integrity Under the Siding

When the siding is removed from your residential or commercial property, the home improvement contractor can then evaluate the condition of the wall to locate any problem areas that may require repair. By removing the existing siding and assessing the state of structure, it will allow the contractor to perform any necessary repairs, such as water damage restoration, rot, or bug and termite damage. This can mitigate any further damages, which can save you a great deal of money in the costs associated with repairs down the road.

Rot, mold and other moisture associated issues can cause structural problems, which can destroy the integrity of your property. This problem is more prevalent in the colder climates and temperature swings that typically occur in Connecticut. Overall, removing the old siding prior to a new installation for your house is a wise choice. Even though you may be initially dismayed by the additional costs associated with hiring a contractor to removal and haul away the debris, the peace of mind knowing that the structural integrity and condition of your home will be greater, should be more of more importance.

It is important to hire a contractor that you trust to give you the information and suggestions that are in your best interests, as well as the requirements of your property, and not best for their company’s agenda or gross profit margins. When you receive an estimate for residing your home or business, the removal and disposal of your current siding should be factored into the estimate from your contractor.

Sensible Home Products of Berlin, CT provides roof new siding installation, restoration and repair services with the goal in mind of becoming the best siding contractor in the area by providing high-quality craftsmanship at competitive pricing. Our siding installment process will make sure that your home has dependable, quality siding that will enhance your curb appeal and look brand new for years. You can choose from large assortment of high quality siding materials, and we are capable of handing siding installations of all sizes and scope. Contact us today at (860) 748-8772 to schedule your no-cost estimate and consultation!

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