November 7, 2019
Ensuring the success of a siding project depends on following these 3 important steps.
STEP 1: Decide what you want
Before starting any project, it’s a good idea to know what you want the final result to look like. This can be easier said than done when there are so many options to choose from. Start by exploring various sources of inspiration. Eventually you will find the perfect “fit”.
First, take the time to stock up on inspirational images: Houzz, Pinterest, and Instagram are probably the best known. Among other sources of inspiration, Maibec's portfolio of accomplishments and our Facebook page can also guide you in your creative process. To go even further, try out our Maibec Designer visualizer to create the project of your dreams yourself!
Also take the time to see and touch a physical sample of the siding you’re thinking of using. Some manufacturers like Maibec offer free samples and let you order them right from their website in just a few easy clicks.
STEP 2: Plan carefully
Every renovation or construction project comes with its own share of surprises. A bit of planning will allow you bypass many of them. The first step is to create a schedule that takes into account all stakeholders, tasks and different delivery times. If you’ll be hiring a contractor to do the work, take the time to choose the right professional. Carefully researching your options and what’s involved will help to avoid unpleasant surprises. Remember to carefully plan your budget as well; it will go a long way toward ensuring you make informed choices throughout the process.
STEP 3: 3, 2, 1, ... Action!
You’ve selected your materials, mapped out your game plan and your budget is ready to go. It’s now time to order your siding. Remember to also order all the accessories that will be needed to install your siding properly. Having everything on-site when installation starts will also help to avoid unnecessary delays.
Pro tip: Take advantage of the time between the ordering and delivery of your siding to prepare your wall; that way it will be ready when your order is delivered. Once work has begun, be sure to act as a site supervisor to comply with or enforce the applicable installation standards.
Step 4? Regularly maintaining your siding. It only requires a small amount of time and effort, but it will help to ensure your siding remains in good condition for many years to come!