Spring is the perfect time for all manner of home improvement projects, including replacing your home’s siding. Scheduling your siding installation and repair contractor in Calgary as soon as the weather warms up means that you’ll enjoy a few additional benefits—other than a beautiful new look for your home, of course.
Here are the top reasons why spring is the perfect season for siding replacement:
- Winter weather revealed problems: The harsh winters in Calgary can do a number on your home’s exterior. If you’ve started to notice your energy bills skyrocketing, or cracks, chips and other damage to your siding, it’s likely because your siding is old and needs to be replaced. Brand-new siding can significantly insulate your home, letting less heat escape your home (or penetrate it, in the summer).
- The right temperature: Depending on what kind of siding you’re installing, it’s often better to opt for the moderately warm temperatures of spring for best results. There’s also a better chance of avoiding rain or snow than in the cooler months.
- Slower time of year: Most people wait for summer to work on their home improvement projects. It’s warmer then, but it’s also significantly busier. Spring is the perfect time of year to work with a contractor, because it’s a little slower. Your contractor will be able to work more closely with you and give your home their full attention.
- Safer for workers: Once the snow and rains have come and gone, it’s safer for workers to carry out the installation. Wet, slippery weather can lead to accidents, while hot summer weather is hazardous for other reasons. Plus, when you install your siding earlier in the year, you’ll get to enjoy it outdoors longer.
How to choose a siding contractor
Choosing the right siding contractor is even more important than choosing the right season. Asking the right questions can help you decide who to hire.
For example, you’ll want to get a general overview of the project, how long it takes, what materials will be used and how much the contractor expects it will cost you. You should also inquire about licenses and insurance, whether the project requires a permit and whether they offer any guarantees. Ask about how they plan their project timing and what might cause delays or speed up the timeline.
Finally, ask the company for references, but be sure to look at online review sites and professional organizations to get a full picture of their reputation and capabilities. Once you’ve chosen the right contractor, you can safely schedule your siding replacement in spring.
Siding installation and repair in Calgary
Rhino Exteriors offers professional, skilled siding installation and repair in Calgary. We are proud to use beautiful and durable James Hardie and CanExel products for our projects, and won’t be satisfied until you’re completely happy with our work. Call us today for a free consultation and estimate, so you can schedule your siding replacement as soon as the weather warms up. We look forward to working with you!