Can My Siding be Replaced in the Winter?
When and Why Should You Replace Your Siding in Winter
Contrary to what some may believe, it’s possible to replace your siding in winter. There are, however, some caveats to this and it’s always a good idea to evaluate all of your options as well as the pros and cons before making a decision. Working in winter conditions still has a series of challenges that need to be addressed and here is how you can minimize them.
Keep in mind that winter is usually a contractor’s slowest time of year. It is good news for you as crews will be more flexible and have higher availability than during the other seasons. And due to a decrease in demand, you may also have access to more competitive rates.
Another reason to do your siding replacement in winter is if you come across any problems such as cracks, discoloration, or missing pieces. You should immediately get these issues addressed as fast as possible to determine whether you need a replacement or not.
Letting these problems sit until spring can result in even more damages and increased costs down the line. If water finds its way through the cracks, it will freeze and expand, dealing up even more damage in the process. If any of these issues are present, you can be sure also to notice them on your heating bill. Fixing them immediately will spare you these costs.
Doing these replacements in winter also means that you don’t have to worry about your landscaping. During summer or any other time of year, contractors need to take extra precautions not to completely flatten your flowers, bushes, and hedges around your home.
Who Should Replace My Siding?
The first thing you should pay attention to is the company you will be working with. Always choose one that has a good reputation and has plenty of experience. Nobody can guarantee that there will be no mistakes, but a reputable company will keep them at a minimum and ensure an excellent final result. Also, such a company will let you know if the weather conditions are too extreme to start a job or if it will have an impact on their work.
The company should also replace your siding in sections to ensure as little energy loss as possible. Reputable businesses already know this and will do so anyway, but keep an eye on the process, regardless.
Why Vinyl Siding?
Vinyl siding is the best type of siding currently available on the market. There are numerous benefits to using it including their cost-effectiveness, adaptability to any home design, high durability in any weather, and its low maintenance.
Nevertheless, it’s a good idea to stay away from low-range products as most will start to fade and crack after only a couple of years. Because the vinyl is also more brittle, they tend to break during the installation process.
Luckily, however, 1-800-HANSONS’ vinyl siding has a 30-year warranty, which also includes labor and materials. Also, this warranty is fully transferable.
So, simply put, you can replace your vinyl sidings at any time of the year, including winter. Together with 1-800-HANSONS, you will get your new siding installed whenever it’s convenient for you. Contact us today for a free siding estimate.