You might think that it makes no difference when your siding is replaced, as long as it gets done. But this is not true. The timing for siding replacement does make a difference, especially when it comes to vinyl. In fact, the right timing can get you a better deal on service and installation.
So when is the right time? Well it’s just about here! Fall is the best time of year to have your siding replaced, and for many reasons. Continue reading to learn why!
Fall is generally a time of dry, mild weather. Not only are temperatures consistent and tolerable, there are no ongoing rainstorms, hail, snow, or icy conditions to deal with, making installation much easier, and safer. When it comes to vinyl, the optimum temperature for installation is around 50 degrees Fahrenheit, making fall the perfect time of year to get it done. If the temperatures get too cold, it can cause structural problems in siding, such as cracking, warping, and buckling. If climate is too wet or raining, you can run into mold and mildew issues, or stretching and expanding defects.
Discounts on Labor and Materials
Weather in fall makes siding replacement an easier job. And when installation is easier, a project can be completed more efficiently, thus saving homeowners on labor costs. Furthermore, materials tend to go on sale in the fall because retailers are make room for winter inventories. This means you can get your materials cheaper than you could in the spring or summer. Autumn is a great time of year to carry out such projects since weather shouldn’t get in the way. During periods of cold inclement weather, all sorts of things can go wrong with home construction and remodeling, subsequently adding on to the time, labor, and materials needed.
Reduced Heating Costs in Winter
Having your siding replaced in the fall renders several benefits in terms of time and cost, but it can also positively impact the energy efficiency of your home and even reduce winter heating bills by improving insulation. With new siding, your home will be prepared to take on the cold winter temperatures and inclement weather, efficiently and effectively. Not only will your home be cozy and energy efficient, your heating bills will be much less than they would with old, cracked, or exposed siding.