Even with regular care and maintenance, your siding can only last so long in protecting your home from the natural elements. But knowing when to replace it is important if you want to improve your home’s energy efficiency and weather protection.
Waiting for the Right Season
Depending on the season, you can save money when getting a siding replacement. But each season can have its benefits and drawbacks caused by factors, such as the weather and temperature. For instance, many homeowners tend to get their siding replaced during spring and summer because of the sunny weather. However, the temperatures can also get too hot for certain siding materials such as vinyl and may affect the installation process.
There’s also the possibility that your siding won’t get replaced immediately during spring and summer because these tend to be peak seasons for siding contractors. This is why some homeowners prefer to have their siding installed during the fall or even winter seasons. You’ll likely get discounts as well since they tend to be off-seasons for many contractors. But keep in mind that the lower temperatures aren’t always ideal for siding replacements, especially if they drop below 50 degrees. Some materials can contract and become brittle under cold weather conditions, so consider your choice wisely.
Siding Damage Shouldn’t Be Ignored
Of course, you shouldn’t wait for the right season if several areas of your siding are already damaged. The right time for a siding replacement is also when there are visible signs of damage that must be addressed immediately. Choosing to wait it out during the winter season makes your home more susceptible to the weather, which leads to higher energy consumption just to keep warm. Your siding is also unable to protect your home against the weather and lead to more costly repairs.
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