When it comes to planning a siding replacement project, you might be wondering when is the best time to do it. There are four seasons in a year, and out of all of them, you’ve likely heard contractors say that fall is the best time to have your siding replaced. While this may sound a bit doubtful, there’s actually a good reason why they this is the case.
Many issues can arise during your siding replacement project if you decide to get it done during the summer season, especially if you’re having vinyl siding installed. This is because the summer heat can possibly melt the vinyl or cause it to expand quicker than expected, which can affect the nailing process. In fact, expanding siding can even bump against your window casings and cause them to buckle and eventually fall off.
Having your siding replaced during the spring, on the other hand, can cause moisture problems for the new siding. Remember, sudden showers tend to happen frequently during the spring season, and if your siding and roof repair contractor has to take a break halfway through the job because of the rain, it leaves your sheathing vulnerable to moisture and, therefore, mold.
Surprisingly enough, replacing your siding during the winter is also a bad idea, especially if the temperatures drop below 50 degrees. This time around, it’s because the cold weather can cause your siding panels to contract, making it easier to nail them on too tight. It’ll also make vinyl siding more brittle, which makes it susceptible to cracking and breaking apart, leading to added costs to you as the homeowner.
The fourth reason why fall season is the best time of the year to have your siding replaced is due to the money you’ll be able to save during this timeframe. By replacing your siding during the fall, you’re making your home more prepared for the winter season, which will allow you to save a significant amount on your heating costs. Apart from that, contractors are also more likely to offer discounts on labor (due to lack of customers) and materials (to make way for their winter inventory).
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