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The Siding Renovations Guide To Makeover Your Home Exterior With Durable Fiber Cement Finishes

by Howard Barnett

If your home has an exterior that is beginning to deteriorate and constantly needs repairs, it is probably time to start considering renovations. Some of the improvements that you may want to consider for your home could include updating the siding, which you want to choose durable materials to do this job with. The following siding renovations guide will help you makeover your home exterior with durable fiber cement materials:

Inspecting The Exterior Of Your Home For The Damage To The Different Finishes That Need New Siding

Start the project by inspecting the damage on the exterior finishes, which may currently be brick, siding, and other materials. You will want to patch any masonry or concrete materials that are going to be covered with the new siding. The old siding will need to be removed before the new materials can be installed.

Repairing And Preparing The Exterior Of Your Home For The Installation Of Fiber Cement Siding

The exterior of your home is going to need a lot of repairs to prepare for the new siding. You will want to use sheathing to cover imperfections, brick and prepare the exterior for a house wrap moisture barrier. The house wrap materials will need to be installed for the new fiber cement materials, which protect the walls from condensation and moisture problems, as well as improve the energy efficiency of your home.

Installation Of Fiber Cement Siding To Give Your Home A New Attractive Finish For Renovations

The installation of the fiber cement siding will be done after all the moisture barrier materials are installed. When the new siding is installed, look for problems with the walls that are having siding installed and deal with them early. These problems can include bowing, imperfections, or unsightly design features that you want to correct before the siding installation is completed.

You will want to make sure that the siding is fastened correctly to prevent imperfections and damage to the fiber cement materials. This means that the runs of siding need to be firmly fastened with nails that are not driven in to tight or through the materials.

Adding To The Cornice and Moldings To Give Your Siding Attractive Architectural Details and a Custom Design

There are also details that you may want to add to the siding that you have installed on the exterior. This can be done with the cornice and molding details. You may want to use larger corner boards for the siding, and friezes around the windows to give the siding more details. In addition, there are a lot of options for trim and molding details that can also be added to the siding.

Finishing The Job By Caulking All The Cracks and Painting The Fiber Cement Siding To Protect It From the Weather Outside

The last step in the siding updates for your home is to fill the cracks around windows, corner boards, and other areas where water and air can get into your home. Caulk these cracks before you paint the siding and other materials that need to be painted to finish the siding renovations to the exterior of your home.

These are some of the things that can be done to makeover the exterior of your home with durable fiber cement materials. If you are ready to update your home with a new fiber cement finish, contact a siding contractor, like Wayne Siding & Home Improvements, for help with preparations and installation of the new fiber cement siding for your home renovations.

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