Like the other components of your home exterior like your windows and roofing system, your siding isn’t immune to wear and tear. After all, it is exposed to the elements for a long time, resulting in extensive damage to the point that replacing it is inevitable. However, you might be wondering when the best time is to tackle siding replacement.
The Threat of the Elements During Siding Installations
If you are looking to install vinyl siding, home improvement experts will immediately tell you not to do it in the summer. Since it is a plastic product, it can melt when exposed to high temperatures. It may not happen, but under hot weather conditions, the material may expand and contract. An expanding siding may buckle when it hits the window or door casing and fall off, exposing your exterior walls.
Installing in cold weather, meanwhile, presents the opposite problem. As temperatures drop, the siding panels may contract, which means the nails may be hammered on too tight into the material. It can also become too brittle under freezing conditions, making it easy to crack and break apart.
Moderate Temperatures for Siding Installations
Spring and fall are usually the best times of the year to tackle home improvement, including roofing and siding replacement. The weather for both is often pleasant and conducive for the immediate completion of the installation project. However, the threat of a sudden rainstorm during spring could expose the walls to mold and mildew growth. The contractor will have to take necessary precautions to protect your home.
Choosing to do it in the fall, meanwhile, has its benefits. It is one of the things you can do to “winterize” your home. Also, it offers you a chance to add house wrap to protect your interior walls from moisture. Plus, roofers and siding installers aren’t as busy in the fall as they are in spring or summer, which means you can obtain some great deals on labor and other discounts.
Moderate temperatures in the fall allow for an easy siding replacement. Then again, the best time for this project is whenever you encounter signs of severe damage and extensive deterioration due to aging, regardless of the season.
Lask Exterior Solutions, LLC is the leading siding and roofing contractor in the area. Give us a call at (815) 964-2220 or fill out our contact form for a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Rockford, IL, and the surrounding communities.