Spring is commonly known for heavy cleaning around the house, but it is also the perfect time of year to work on any home improvement tasks that you have been putting off. If your exterior siding has suffered damage over the winter, or if your siding is starting to suffer significant wear and tear, spring is a great time to get new siding. Here are just a few of the many reasons to install siding on my house in spring.
Unlike the winter, spring means the temperature outside is warmer. Ideally, the temperature should be around 50 degrees when installing siding on your home. This is because caulk can dry too quickly during the summer, and some coatings could take significantly longer to set when it is cold outside. For that very reason, spring is the perfect time of year.
Faster and Easier Installation
When compared to other seasons, there is less risk during the spring of any snow or rain to put a dent in the timeline of your siding project. Since a siding project is so large, it is important that there are very minimal delays. Any delay can cause the project costs to rise.
Further, the extended daylight hours that begin in spring allow contractors to work longer hours, if necessary, to complete your siding project. The extra daylight makes the installation easier for contractors. In addition, contractors don’t need to worry about slipping and falling on ice or excessive heat, which makes the entire project a lot easier.
Flexible Schedule (Contractors)
As a general rule, most homeowners will have major roof and siding repairs performed during the fall before winter arrives. Therefore, during the fall, contractors have a pretty busy schedule, and it may be hard to gain an appointment. While some homeowners will make use of the springtime for some of their home improvement projects, contractors tend to be less busy during this time of year.
Ready To Get New Siding?
As you can see, the answer to the question “When is the best time to replace my siding?” is spring. Spring allows for warmer temperatures, faster and easier installation, and flexible contractor scheduling.
If your siding needs a rehabilitation for any reason, or if you are just interested in replacing your siding with a more energy-efficient option, contact us today to schedule an inspection while the weather is nice.