Understanding Construction Delays
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Understanding Construction Delays

About a year ago, I could tell that our home project was a little delayed. Our team of contractors had been struggling to work with some of their providers, so I decided to work with another team altogether. It was really frustrating, but I could tell that it was the right call to make. After we made the transition, the new staff got right to work addressing some of the most serious concerns. I wanted to create a blog all about understanding construction delays so that other people could see how difficult it can be to resolve them on your own. Check it out!


Understanding Construction Delays

Replacing Your Home's Siding

Gina Hawkins

Upgrading your home by installing new siding is a decision that can have benefits for both the appearance and durability of the home. However, individuals that are not very informed about vinyl siding can be at a disadvantage when it comes to being prepared for the type of work that this property upgrade will require of their homes.

Vinyl Siding Installation Work Can Take Up To A Couple Of Weeks

The entire process of installing vinyl siding can be relatively quick, but it may still take up to a couple of weeks to complete. This is largely a result of the size of the home, the number of floors that are above ground, and the overall design of the exterior. These factors can determine the amount of time that a worker will need to fully install the vinyl siding system. To help you prepare for the disruption that this work may cause, these contractors can provide you with a schedule for the work so that you can better anticipate what to expect.

A Moisture Barrier Will Be Installed Behind The Vinyl Siding

Individuals often assume that the vinyl siding will be applied directly on top of the exterior of the house. However, this could potentially allow moisture to get trapped against the exterior of the house, which could lead to severe degradation of both wood and brick. To avoid this, the siding contractor will place a moisture barrier over the exterior. This is essentially a thick piece of rubber or plastic that will be able to prevent water from coming directly into contact with the exterior of the house.

Consider Washing The Exterior Of The Home Before Installing The Siding

Prior to applying the new siding to the home's exterior, it can be very useful to spend some time washing the exterior of the house. The siding is likely to be in place for up to a decade or longer. For this reason, it can be beneficial to wash the exterior of the home so that dirt, dust, tree sap, and other substances are removed before the siding is applied. Otherwise, these substances can be trapped on the exterior of the home, which may cause some degradation to occur. Luckily, pressure washing systems can make short work of this cleaning step so that it will not impact the time that is required to install the siding. In most cases, the exterior may be pressure washed in as little as a few hours.

For more information on siding replacement, contact a contractor near you.