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When Is the Best Time To Replace Siding?

When Is the Best Time To Replace Siding?
Does your home’s siding look like it will need replacing soon? If so, you should know the ideal time to replace the siding for proper siding installation.

Exterior home renovations boost your house’s curb appeal and value. Keeping an eye on landscaping, the roof, and the driveway are all priorities for homeowners. Another area to watch is the siding. You should replace your siding panels every 10 to 15 years. It’s best to wait for the ideal time. So, when is the best time to replace siding? Continue reading to learn more.

Cold Weather Problems

The Midwest can see frigid temperatures during the winter. Siding materials contract in the cold, making it challenging for contractors to install the siding. Installers could mount the siding too tightly because the width is off from the cold. Eventually, the weather will warm, and the siding panels will expand, which could cause them to become dislodged, cracked, or unstable.

Spring Brings Moisture

April showers bring May flowers. This saying is positively true here in the Midwest. The temperatures may be more stable and warm, but the moisture can pose issues for siding installation. If it begins to storm during the installation process, your home is susceptible to mold growth.

Of course, you can work with a home exterior contractor to install your siding during the spring. Keep an eye on the radar and choose a week of stable temperatures. A-Rite Construction understands the ups and downs of Midwestern weather. We have the expertise and knowledge to install your siding in the spring.

Hot Weather Problems

Summer is a time for heat and humidity. Long-term sun exposure can gradually deteriorate your home’s siding. The intense heat can make the siding expand, causing it to become longer. This stretching can create aesthetic and structural issues once winter hits.

There are ways to install insulation safely during the summer. Your contractor will allow adequate space and not completely nail the siding panels in.

The Ideal Time

Fall is the ideal time to replace your home’s siding or repair any siding damage. Winter poses many threats and can damage your house’s interior if you leave broken siding sit for the season. Talk with your contractor about adding house wrap to help protect against excessive moisture. It will also help reduce heat loss. House wrap is an important addition in the Midwest climate. A properly installed siding project with all the critical components is important when you are protecting one of your largest investments.

Autumn doesn’t have intense rain and thunderstorms like spring and summer. The humidity levels drop during this season, avoiding mold issues. Replacing the siding during the fall will also winterize your home.

Your best option is to install your siding during the ideal installation time. Work with your contractor to create the best timeline for you and the installation team.

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