BEAUTY FROM EVERY SIDE
You work hard to make your home beautiful; the garden, the lawn, the interior decoration…each aspect within your control has felt your influence, and your home is all the better for it. Perhaps you were even lucky enough to build your home and got a say in the hardware that was used, or its color.
As one of Utah’s siding experts, it’s our experience that whether you built your home or not, you have opinions about your house’s siding. You might even have opinions about your neighbors’, as well. This is only natural. The siding on a house — its paneling and the quality of its material — is like a person’s clothes; we notice their style and how they’re being presented.
Despite their size, houses are known simultaneously for their customizability and their longevity. If you’re considering a home renovation, something that speaks to your own characteristics with the legs to last well into the future, you’ll want the best team possible working with you.
THE BENEFITS OF A NEW LOOK
Most people, at one point or another in their home-owning journey, will undergo a re-siding of their property. This can be for home repair or renovation but the process is largely the same. At Burbach Exteriors, we strive to make this as painless as possible for our customers; no doubt there are a lot of nerves that go into a project of this magnitude.
There are many reasons to commit to a new look:
- A Beautiful Aesthetic: New siding is like putting on beautiful garments — your house will look like a million bucks (without needing to spend anywhere near that much) and will be the talk of the neighborhood.
- Easier on the Wallet: You’ve heard that a penny saved is a penny earned; well, with new siding you’ll be earning a lot more. More energy efficient and in need of less maintenance means you’ll ultimately have more money to spend elsewhere.
- Show People a New Side of You: A house is one of the few possessions we own where we can show our creativity and if it’s done right, will increase in value. Your home renovation begins with a vision that is solely yours, and we can help it come to life.
- Sturdier and More Secure: No one thinks of their siding as armor until the house undergoes a disaster. Anticipating Utah’s somewhat unpredictable weather with new siding is wisdom.
Once the project is complete, you’ll be amazed at what your new look will do for you, not the least of which is the happy feeling the house will communicate to you and all who drive past.
WE MAKE IT EASY
At Burbach, we’ve been supplying Utah with siding for decades and have it down to a science. However, we respect the DIY, can-do attitude of our neighbors who look to us simply as the best place to get their materials before they begin their work.
If you have an itch to take your home renovation into your own hands, we applaud you and will share our steps to an easy installation. There are a bunch of little tricks you can learn but we’ll detail the broader strokes for you.
STEP 1 — LINE YOUR HOME
Your siding must lay down flat on the home, which means we must avoid the micro deviations that can cause the exterior to have bumps or grooves. You’ll need to stick a rigid board lining to the side of the house, usually made of foam.
These foam boards usually run half an inch thick and provide a straight surface into which you can do all your nailing.
STEP 2 — MEASURE TWICE, CUT ONCE
You’ll want to measure the length from the soffit and fascia down to the bottom of the current siding. Siding panels generally come in a width of 8 inches, so you can extrapolate how many panels you’ll need from top to bottom. If the total length is divisible by the width of the siding panel, you’ll have an easier time installing them without needing to make any interesting cuts.
Using a J-channel to buffer the cut piece of siding against the house is advisable, though you may need to shore it up with an extra length of plywood underneath to keep it from collapsing.
STEP 3 — APPLY THE CORNER TRIM
Once you’re ready to start hanging panels, you’ll need to make sure the corner trim is up so there is something on which to attach the panels.
STEP 4 — SNAP-ON PANELS
The panels will fit into the trim, with the bottom lip overlapping the top of the next panel. Nail periodically (every 16 inches) into the foam siding and make sure the trim is secured against the edges. You’ll want to add caulk to all the places where the trim meets a door, window, or any other obstruction.
If you have questions about how best to undertake this project or you decide that you’d like us to spare you from a hot day outside, give us a call. We’d be happy to help in any way we can.