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Exterior Home Siding Steps

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Use this 6-Step Home Remodeling "Quick Guide" to review the exterior home siding process. It assembles information you need and outlines it a step-by-step view.

Step 1: Analyze the Numbers

Before you start anything on your exterior home, run some financial numbers to determine whether your project is a smart investment.

The numbers include the estimated costs, home value assessment, financing costs, and other related calculations.

Review cost-related issues to new home siding vs. buying a new home.

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link to notes: analyze the numbers
estimate the cost of your project
get your home value


Step 2: Collect Ideas

Your 2nd step in home siding is deciding what you would like to do and collecting ideas.

This includes reviewing -

  • home siding pics,
  • home siding ideas,
  • architectural plans,
  • floor layouts,
  • home gallery,
  • home siding company information,
  • home siding shopping and more.

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Step 3: Plan the Needed Specs

Step 3 is sketching your ideas on paper (or digitally) and developing the spec plan.

The spec plan determines what type of materials and design considerations that will be needed. It will also contain the product specifications for each remodeling element for home siding and exterior home decor.

You will use the spec plan and architectural design to bid the project out to a contractor.

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Step 4: Find a Contractor

Step 4 is finding and negotiating the contract with a home siding contractor.

Give your remodeling ideas and specs to a contractor for review and bid analysis.

Use the local network (aligned with HomeAdvisor) to find the right contractor for your project.

Review guides for contractor selection and negotiation.

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Step 5: Financing Your Project

Step 5 is arranging financing once you select the contractor and finalize the contract for your project.

Using the equity value in your home is one of the best financing option for home siding. Start with a home equity line of credit or a bank equity program.

Other options may include cash-out refinancing, personal savings, and/or financing from home improvement contractors.

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Step 6: Manage the Project

Step 6 is where the project begins.

It starts with setting up the work area, removing everything that needs to be replaced, installing home siding and trim, putting in the final touches, etc.

It also means working with the contractor, managing the project, and getting the remodeling project inspected before releasing any funds.

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working with the contractor
managing the home remodeling project
about a home project inspections
find home inspector

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View Home Siding Ideas

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The 2nd step for your home siding project is deciding what you would like to do. This includes reviewing exterior home ideas, architectural styles, home pics and more.

View A: Ext Home Photo Remodeling

Our collection of photo remodeling ideas for the exterior home.

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home siding
exterior home decor


View B: House Plans

An excellent resource for remodeling trends is to view house plans from leading architects.

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house plans
more house plans
architectural styles


View C: Gallery

View our selected gallery for exterior home.

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gallery: home siding gallery
gallery: stone facade gallery


View E: Home Improvement Directory

Finally, view this indexed directory to product information from manufacturers and retail operations.

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search: exterior home siding
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Over time, the exterior of any house will require some investment. Whether it will be painting, installing a new facade, or repairing the insulation – the only question is when one of these will have to be done on your home.

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Replacing Your Home Siding

Why replace your home siding? How about to give your exterior home a better look and durability. You have many options to choose from including brick, stone, and new processes of wood. What is your distinct look?

Well let's begin with this step-by-step guide after you review the home siding ideas and topics above. This step plan will help plan and manage your home exterior plan.