Wintertime is not the ideal season to make major home renovations. However, with the right knowledge and resources, cold weather and precipitation doesn’t have to make or break a home improvement project.
There are both advantages and disadvantages to having new vinyl siding installed during the winter. Continue below to read the facts, and then talk to one of our licensed Indianapolis roofing contractors for professional, personalized advice regarding your siding needs.
There are several advantages to installing new vinyl siding in the winter depending on your personal preferences, agendas, and circumstances. Among these possible advantages, the top three include hassle-free installation, reduced costs, and no possibility of heat damage.
Hassle-Free Installation – Roofing contractors are busiest during the warmer seasons when home and property owners are more inclined to have renovations completed. This also applies to tax season when everyone gets their tax return checks. Having siding installed in the winter allows for more flexible scheduling. Contractors are more available and can get the job done quicker.
Reduced Costs – For the same reason mentioned above, installing vinyl siding in the winter can be much cheaper since contractors are in need of jobs. They will cut great deals on labor, and often times, materials are on sale or clearance after the holidays.
Heat Damage – During seasons of high outdoor temperatures, vinyl siding installation jobs are at risk of heat damage. This comes in the form of expansion and eventual warping. This is even more likely in the case of poor installation when the siding is nailed down too tight.
Just like its advantages, there are several disadvantages to installing vinyl siding in the wintertime, depending on how you look at it of course. As for facts, the most common downfalls include cold weather and delayed completion.
Precipitation – In the winter, we can have warm days, moderately cold days, and below freezing days. In Indiana, weather fluctuates a lot this time of year. For this reason, installation can be interrupted as a result of snow storms, hail, ice, or freezing temperatures.
Cracking – Furthermore, installing vinyl siding in temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit has a higher risk of resulting in warping, cracking, and buckling. All these factors are also common causes for delayed completion times.