Your siding replacement project requires careful and thorough planning. This includes choosing the ideal time of year for the installation. The time of the year for your siding installation is also important if you’re using vinyl siding. Vinyl can be particularly sensitive to extreme temperatures and may affect the quality of your installation.
Here’s the best time of year for your siding replacement project.
Spring Brings Rain
Rain can be a hindrance should you choose to install your siding in the spring. For instance, if your contractor gets halfway through siding your home and a rainstorm suddenly breaks out, the moisture can potentially expose your home’s sheathing and walls to mold. In the worst-case scenario, this can lead to harmful mold infestations and negatively affect your health.
Summer Is Too Hot
If you’re using vinyl siding as your replacement, you should know that it does not react well under the sun. Keep in mind that vinyl is a plastic product, which means it can melt when exposed to high temperatures. Even if it doesn’t melt, the heat causes the vinyl to stretch and expand. If it’s set up in hot weather and nailed too tight, it might buckle or crack when it contracts during the winter season.
Winter Is Too Cold
Likewise, it’s not a smart idea to install vinyl siding during wintertime or when the temperature drops below about 50 degrees. Your siding contractor would tell you that the cold weather can cause your siding panels to contract. Additionally, the cold air makes the vinyl more brittle and fragile. When you nail your siding to the wall, there’s a possibility that it can crack and break apart.
Fall Is The Ideal Time
Thanks to its moderate and mild temperature, the fall season is the ideal time of year for your siding replacement project. You may also get heavily discounted materials during this time. According to many building sites, siding materials tend to go on sale in the fall as the new winter inventory becomes available. On top of that, you can score some great deals on labor as well. Siding companies tend to be quieter in the fall, which means you may get lower siding cost quotes for installation.
Nevertheless, it’s important to note that your siding can still be replaced anytime. If your siding is suffering from extensive damage, such as cracks, be sure to call your local siding company to have it replaced regardless of the time of the year. Be sure not to delay replacing a damaged siding as the issue may gradually worsen over time.
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