It may be hard to imagine that, in less than a month, winter will be officially over, but it’s true. Soon, spring will be here and it will be time to start thinking about home maintenance and all the projects you need to complete before the next winter rolls around.
If siding installation in Calgary is one of the items on your home maintenance to-do list for 2019, you may want to start planning that project now. Replacing siding can be a tricky business and, for best results, you want to do it under the best possible conditions. So when is the perfect time to start planning your siding replacement project for 2019? The simple answer is now, and here’s why.
Spring is the perfect time to install or replace your siding. Siding installation is delicate work, and the weather can have a serious effect on the process. In the winter, any temperature below 50 degrees can cause siding panels to contract, which can result in the siding being fastened too tightly. Hot summer weather can have the opposite effect, as warm temperatures cause siding to expand. If you nail a piece of siding to your home on a hot day, come winter that same piece of siding can expand by as much as 5/8 of an inch. Spring and fall are the best time to install siding because the mild temperatures mean that the siding can be attached accurately. You also avoid problems caused by too much or too little moisture in the air.
For most contractors, late spring and early summer are the busiest months. The weather is good and people haven’t gone on vacation yet, so they try to fit in as many home projects as possible in the few short months between May and August. You can beat the crowd by planning your siding project for early spring and scheduling it now. If you schedule your installation now, you can avoid long waiting lists and ensure that your contractor can gets started on your home as soon as the weather permits.
Because the construction season has just started and most people are only beginning to think about getting a start on their home improvement projects, many contractors are still offering deals and discounts on services and materials through early spring. By scheduling now, you can often get the work done for less.
Reduce your summer energy costs
If you install new siding in the spring, you can see energy savings right away this summer. New siding helps keep the cool air in and the hot air out, reducing your energy costs.
If you want to install new siding on your home in 2019, the time to get started on the job is now. Call Rhino Exteriors, your local source for siding installation in Calgary, to schedule your project today. Be smart and get the work done and out of the way so you and your family can enjoy a stress-free summer this year!