Siding (cont., pg. 6)

 

Things You Should Watch For

On another page, I write about how you can and should take an active role in seeing that your subcontractors don’t make avoidable mistakes.

 

Contractors, even the best ones, can and sometimes do make mistakes.

You don’t have to be an expert yourself to spot these mistakes and get them corrected while it’s still easy to do.

Here are some things you can double-check.

Remember, double-checking is all you are doing.  You’re not telling him how to do his job, so don’t worry that you’re stepping out of line.

It’s your house.

 

● Regardless what type of siding you choose, your contractor will be working around pipes and wires which pass through an exterior wall, put their by your plumber, electrician, and HVAC contractor.

Precise cuts and drills should be made so that minimal caulking will be needed.

That’s important both for appearance and for weather-proofing.

There aren’t that many of them, so there is no excuse for not taking the time to get it right.

● Your siding contractor is responsible for installing proper flashing around doors and windows, with appropriate caulking.  Make sure he does it.

● As with all subcontractor work, give your siding job a thorough look over.

If something looks wrong, speak up and get it corrected before he finishes and leaves.

Demand neatness trimming around these wall penetrations

 

 

 

 

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