Siding replacement can be done during most seasons. But many homeowners agree, fall is the best season to do so. In this blog, Blackstone Exteriors shares the reasons why you should have siding replacement scheduled in fall.
Most homeowners choose vinyl siding because it strikes a good balance between cost and performance. While outdoor heat doesn’t melt vinyl, it does make it softer. This makes vinyl more difficult to install during summer season. Also, remodeling contractors tend to be fully booked during the summer. To get the schedule that works with your own, you may need to book as early as spring. You can opt for fiber cement siding instead of vinyl; however, it will cost more.
We may not get a heavy winter here in the south, but vinyl nevertheless is affected when the temperatures drop as the year ends. Cold temperatures may make vinyl brittle, which is not ideal when it has to be installed using fasteners. Pushing through with a winter installation may result in a lot of wasted material. Again, fiber cement may be more suitable, though the project will likely cost more. Also, while most roofing and siding contractors operate throughout the year, many tend to close up shop for several weeks and reopen during spring.
While spring is a milder season, you have to choose a siding contractor who will take precautions during siding installation. If it happens to rain during siding installation, it may trap moisture under the siding and result in mold growth. The humid season can also limit your choices of siding material. If you are considering cedar siding, it has to be properly treated before installation as untreated wood is vulnerable to moisture damage.
It doesn’t mean that siding installation should exclusively be done in the fall, but it does present the least amount of risks. A good siding contractor should take precautions when working in unfavorable conditions.
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