How to Prepare for New Siding Installation & Trim Capping

Thank you for choosing Sunshine Contracting to replace your siding! We appreciate the trust you have placed in us to install your newly purchased investment. In preparation for your new siding, please review the following items to ensure installation day goes as smoothly as possible.

Arrival and Departure Times

Our installation crew typically arrives between 8:00 am and 10:00 am on the day of install and will work until the job is completed or there is no longer daylight.

Our Process

When we arrive at your home, our crew chief will introduce himself to you, asses the job and decide which area is the best place to start. Our crew will begin by removing the old siding and trim. The job site will have organized piles of debris and trash. Please understand that this is a work area and things can often times get loud and messy. The work area will be cleaned at the end of each day and upon job completion, the team will do a walkthrough to ensure all the work areas have been left as clean as possible. If you have any questions during the installation, please reach out to the Crew Chief or Production Manager in the office.

The Work Area

Our crew will be working outside of your home. When working on the outside of your home, we occasionally need to work in areas that have been landscaped. Prior to installation, please evaluate those areas and remove any plants or shrubs that could be damaged. We do our very best to avoid the plants and bushes, but are not responsible for any damage to grass, plants, or landscaped areas.

Material & Dumpster Delivery

Our Production Manager will order all material and call you to discuss when materials will be delivered to your home. One the day of the delivery and the day(s) of install, please keep your driveway clear. If necessary, we will also have a dumpster delivered on site to dispose of all job-related debris. These dumpsters are often delivered on the street in front of your home, or in your driveway.


We love pets too! If you are a proud pet owner, we would appreciate your help in keeping an eye on them and keeping them away from any work areas as much as possible. This is both for your animal’s safety and our crew’s safety.

Potential Drywall Damage Due to Nail Pops

The vibration associated with removing old siding and installing new siding can cause nail pops. A nail pop is when the head of a nail puts pressure on the drywall and the drywall protrudes a bit. Sunshine Contracting is not responsible for nail pops and although we do our best to prevent this from happening, sometimes it is inevitable. If this does occur, it is best that you hire an expert to repair those areas

Removal of Decorations & Photos

It is the responsibility of the homeowner to remove any wall decorations, photographs, mirrors, etc. that are hanging on exterior walls prior to our crew arriving. The vibration and banging of removal and installation of siding and trim installations may cause one of your decorations to fall off the wall. Sunshine Contracting is not responsible for damage to items that were not removed prior to installation.

How Long Will It Take?

Installation typically takes anywhere between four to seven days, depending on the size of the job. The Production Manager will give you the installation time estimate when scheduling your installation but please keep in mind things sometime things like inclement weather or the replacement of rotten wood found after removal can cause a job delay. Please do not worry, we will ensure there is house wrap on any exposed openings in your home at the end of each day.

Completion & Payment

Please plan on being home when the installation is complete. We welcome you to review our work and ask any questions. Upon review, please sign our job completion certificate and give final payment to our crew chief. If you have any concerns, please call the Production Manager during our office hours. Enjoy your new siding and trim and the energy savings that are soon to come.

Contact Sunshine Contracting

Ready to get started with your new Siding or Trim project? You can schedule a free estimate here or contact our Siding/Trim Production Manager, Nate Sullivan, with questions at 703-499-8654.

Download the Siding and Trim Pre-Install Checklist.

Customer Reviews

At Sunshine Contracting, customer satisfaction has always been our top priority. We’re dedicated to the success of every project, and this commitment to excellence has helped us earn outstanding reviews from previous customers.

“Quality work and professional team. I looked around the Stafford area for someone that could replace two of my patio doors with quality doors and Sunshine exceeded my expectations, and trust me, I have very high expectations. Highly professional from start to finish. The gentleman that installed the doors was very meticulous and ensured every minuscule adjustment was perfect. I will use them again for any of my home's needs. Lastly, it is not easy to find quality contractors like Sunshine provides.”

Bradley G.

“The quality of their work has been excellent. They have demonstrated a commitment to doing things right and making sure the customer is happy with the result. Our experience with Sunshine Contracting's high quality and high value home repair/update products and installation services is why we continued to use them when we moved to our new home.”

Ed W.

“We were very happy that we chose Sunshine Contracting for our Hardie siding and gutter installation. Sunshine is one of the few James Hardie Elite Preferred contractors in the area, and they beat the other Elite Preferred installer by about 25 percent on their estimate. More importantly, Sunshine did an awesome job with the actual siding project, board and batten siding on a mid century modern Deck House.”

Tim Q.
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