Whether you’re re-siding your home or building from the ground up, the quality of the installation job is just as important as the quality of the product. Improper installation of siding can lead to poor product performance, customer dissatisfaction, and void manufacturer warranties.
Using trained, experienced, and certified professionals at MWCR helps ensure that your home’s siding looks great and performs well for years to come.
Deciding to replace your siding is a big decision.
Knowing the steps Midwest Construction and Remodeling takes might make you more comfortable with your decision.
Even before the job really begins, we start the process by setting things up.
We make sure that: the materials and dumpsters are in place, the timeline and scope of the project are discussed with the siding crew and the permit is purchased.
This first step in the process includes:
- Removing the existing siding, trim, fascia, and soffit, as needed
- Inspecting the sheathing under the siding and wood trim
During this second step in the process, we:
- Install house wrap to protect the sheathing
- Flash windows, doors, etc.
- Tape the seams of house wrap to prevent water intrusion
The purpose of installing these sections during this step is to:
- Give siding a finished look and prevent future water damage
- Create a finished outside corner and allow the siding to tuck into the corner neatly
This step is all about safety and appearance. By installing these pieces, we:
- Protect your home with J-Channel, which is installed around windows and doors to help keep water from seeping in at these areas, as well as cover the ends of the siding to give your home a clean, finished look.
- Improve appearance with J-Blocks (pictured below left) and allow moisture to travel around electrical components, water outlets, and power outlets.
During this step, a starter is installed around the perimeter of the building in order to hold the first row of siding in place.
This is the longest step of the process and includes:
- Leveling the siding and nailing it down (but not too tightly so the panel is able to move)
- Fitting the siding neatly into all J-Channels, J-Blocks, and corners
- Ensuring the siding is installed so that each piece locks tightly onto the ones surrounding it
- Installing the siding so that it flows evenly around corners and obstacles
- Apply caulking where necessary, like between the J-Channel and trim
This step is optional for siding jobs but includes:
- Custom bending aluminum for the window and door wraps
- Covering the existing trim with the aluminum wraps to change the color and make the trim more maintenance-free (no painting)
- Install new fascia and soffit to change the appearance and make it maintenance-free
After the project is completed, we clean and inspect the job site.