Most people will tell you that the summer season is the best time to do exterior home improvements like siding installation. However, it doesn’t mean you have to postpone your siding installation plans for another year if you can’t have it done in the summer. There are other seasons just as good for this project.
Summer: Hot Weather Can Prolong Installation
If you are considering getting new vinyl siding, one of the things you should consider is the peak temperatures during the summer season. While most types of vinyl siding is made to resist high outdoor temperatures, they can become more difficult to install because they tend to become softer. For siding installers, this means installation can take longer than it would have under optimal temperatures. Consider heat-resistant materials like fiber cement if the longer installation time is a problem.
Winter: Cold Weather Can Turn Most Materials Brittle
Exterior remodeling projects like roofing and siding installation are generally not done in the winter because most materials can become brittle. Siding panels, for instance, need some flexibility to allow fasteners to go through them. Otherwise, you would end up a lot of wasted panels, which may raise the total cost of your project.
Spring: Frequent Rains Can Be Risky
The frequent rains during the spring season can be risky for siding installation. In case of a sudden rainstorm, installation has to be stopped. The unfinished exterior wall can expose your home’s sheathing to moisture, which can result in widespread mold growth. If you are planning on having new siding installed in the springtime, it helps to work with an experienced contractor who can apply protective coverings in case of an unexpected rain shower.
Fall: Probably the Best Season for Siding Installation
The fall season seems to have the conditions that favor siding installation the most as it’s neither too hot nor too cold, and it doesn’t rain as often. The peak season also tapers down as the season begins, which means you have better chances at discounts and good deals, and you’re more likely to hire the contractor of your choice.
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