Siding installation counts as a home renovation project, and any time you’re up against one of those, you need to prepare your home ahead of time. Proper preparation helps ensure your home is ready for when the time comes so that the job can get done quickly. Here’s a quick checklist of things to look for as you prep for siding installation.

Check Trees and Shrubbery

You may not think about it until it’s a problem, but if you have trees or shrubs too close to where the siding will be installed, it will need to be moved out of the way. You can tie it back or trim it to make room for installation. Doing so makes it much easier to install the siding.

Clear The Exterior

Lots of people place potted plants or patio furniture up against the side of their home. You might even have a shed or gardening equipment that lives next to the house. Before we get there, you’ll want to clear those things away. It’ll make it easier to move around and install your siding.

Remove Hanging Items on the Interior

Remove any hanging items like pictures, floating shelves, or anything that is delicately placed. They could easily fall off from the vibrations during installation. To keep your possessions safe, remove them from the walls while the siding is being installed.

Clear The Driveway

If you’re having siding installed, you’ve got to think about what your siding team will be doing with the current siding on your home. They’ll bring in a dumpster and put it outside your home to collect the old siding. You’ll want to clear your driveway, so they have full access to clear out the debris and to keep your vehicles safe from any potential damage.

The Day is Near

Always communicate with your siding team to find out if anything special needs to be done beforehand. They’ll likely have a few rules to let you know ahead of time regarding keeping pets and kids away from the work area or maybe any other prep they might need to discuss with you.

Your IBEX Roof team will make sure to let you know how to prepare for a siding installation project. We always want to make sure you know what to expect. If you have questions about what might be needed, give us a call. We’re happy to answer whatever questions you might have!

The roof of your house is one of your home’s biggest investments. The other biggest protection your home has against the elements is its four exterior walls; it just makes sense to fortify those walls to be as sturdy and reliable as your roof. Even though it’s not in our name, IBEX Roof also offers quality siding services to help homeowners further protect their homes. Not only does siding improve energy efficiency, but it also boosts curb appeal and may increase your home value, too! Read on to learn more about our siding services and James Hardie Siding is our product of choice.

What to Know About James Hardie Lap Siding

James Hardie is a well-known siding product used on millions of homes across North America. The quality proves itself time and time again. It is beautiful and durable, lasting at least 20 years (but possibly more!) The remodeling industry, but more importantly, the customers, have all come back proclaiming the excellent quality of James Hardie Siding.

Why We Choose James Hardie Siding

James Hardie siding is backed by many different industry authorities, including Good Housekeeping. The siding earned the Good Housekeeping Seal, which is a highly sought-after symbol of reliability. Not only does the siding rank well against weather exposure, but it also proves to be resistant to fading, water, and fire as well.

The reason it rates so well against the elements is that it has been engineered to withstand every climate you’ll find James Hardie siding in. One of the best reasons Jamie Hardie siding is an excellent choice is because, in twenty years, you’ll look at your home and know you made the best choice. With over a century behind them, James Hardie knows what they’re doing.

The Benefits of Siding Over Paint

Another way to refresh your home’s exterior is by using paint. And while paint can change up the look of your home, we don’t feel it matches up to the quality of new siding. Your new siding project may cost more than painting up-front, but it’s an investment that lasts much longer. Over time, paint naturally chips away and flakes off. You have to repaint every so often because you don’t want to hurt your curb appeal.

As good as a fresh coat of paint looks, you know it’s only going to last so long before it has to be done again later. Wouldn’t it be great if you only had to do it once and then leave it for the next twenty or so years, and the only thing you’d have to do would be to wash it every once in a while?

Our team of experts is here to answer any questions you may have about a new siding project. We’d be happy to tell you more about James Hardie Lap Siding, as well as go over the variety of options available to you. There are many colors to choose from; you’ll be sure to find the perfect match for your home.

It might not be time to upgrade your roof yet, but what about your home’s siding? Just like your roof, siding is yet another important component of your home that helps keep it safe and protected. Siding is not required for every home but it is a really great solution for boosting curb appeal while increasing your home’s energy efficiency.

At IBEX Roof, we are proud to offer America’s #1 brand of siding: James Hardie® Lap Siding. It is a highly-durable fiber cement siding that adds an added layer of protection to your home. It is crack-resistant, fire-resistant, mold-resistant, and able to withstand various climates.

One of the key choices homeowners have to make when replacing both roofing and siding is finding the perfect colors and styles for their home. Here are some tips to make sure your roof and siding match perfectly for a refreshing, up-to-date look.

Tones and Contrast

You most likely do not want to choose the exact same colors and shades for your roof and siding. Otherwise, your home would just be one big block of the same color! However, it’s up to you how much of a statement your want the exterior of your home to make. Some homeowners prefer more dramatic curb appeal — think a deep black roof against bright white siding — where the colors highly contrast each other. Other homeowners prefer something more understated, choosing the same colors for their roof and siding, but in different shades. 

Consider Your Trims

When you’re considering exterior colors, don’t forget to consider the other details of your home, too. What colors are your trims and accents? You will want to make sure your siding complements those colors, too, in addition to your roof.

Ask Your Contractor

It can be overwhelming to choose from such a large selection of colors and styles of siding, not to mention comparing them all against the color of your roof. Our experts at IBEX Roof have helped many homeowners with their siding and can guide you towards what’s popular. We can also help you narrow down the selection so you’re not feeling so overwhelmed. While the decision is ultimately yours, we’re happy to help make it a little bit easier!

IBEX Roof is not just your favorite roofer, we’re also your local siding provider of superior James Hardie® siding! Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our expert siding contractors, free and with no obligations!

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