Let’s say it’s time to replace your siding. You select the perfect material and color to transform your home’s exterior and achieve the look of your dreams. However, did you know that when to replace your siding is just as important as what you use to replace it? Certain types of siding are sensitive to extreme weather, which can affect the quality of your installation. Read on as we discuss the best time of year for siding replacement.
Common siding material such as vinyl, while inexpensive and reasonably durable, can stretch, expand, and in some rare instances melt when exposed to extreme heat. When vinyl then cools during colder weather, it contracts. Once the sun heats it up, the vinyl begins to expand and can crack, warp, or buckle. Cracked siding may lead to moisture or burrowing pests, which can lead to mold growth or an infestation and damage the interior of your home. If you see or hear cracking from your home’s siding, call an experienced contractor right away to explore replacement options.
As with the extreme heat, extreme cold can wreak havoc on your siding as well. Cold weather can cause siding to wane, which often results in the contractor nailing the profiles on too tight. However, the cold also makes siding brittle. So, if the pieces are too tightly attached, the siding can crack and break apart. This leads to wasted panels and higher installation costs. Your best best is to avoid the bitter cold when having siding installed.
Just as summer and winter installations are less than ideal, the wet spring weather poses major problems for siding replacement. Rain and excess moisture can expose the home’s sheathing and walls to mold, which can be dangerous to your health and costly to remove. If you must install your siding in the spring, make sure to check the weather forecast for rain and excessively cold temperatures.
The best time to replace your home’s siding is in the fall but only if the temperature stays above 45 degrees. Scheduling a fall installation has many advantages, including cool, dry days, discounted materials, and more contractor availability. In addition, replacing siding before the cold weather hits is the perfect time to install house wrap to your home. This material can protect your interior walls from moisture and reduce heat loss during the frigid winter months, saving you money on utility bills.
If you’re looking to replace your home’s siding, WeatherTek is the Twin Cities’ trusted siding contractor. We’ve developed a streamlined process that combines top-quality materials, premium craftsmanship, and a constant focus on customer service and care to ensure satisfaction.
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