While siding installation can be done during most times of the year, the fall season is one of the best times to do it. In today’s post, the local roofers at Homecraft Inc. explains why you should plan on getting your siding replaced this season.
Hot Weather Can Soften Vinyl Siding
Many homeowners choose vinyl siding because it’s cost-effective and requires minimal maintenance. It can withstand extreme weather, however, like most types of plastics, it can become more pliable during hot weather. What this means is installers will have to be very careful with siding installation and take extra measures to make sure the siding boards stay straight during installation, which can extend the installation time. In comparison, the temperatures during the fall season are milder and would allow relatively shorter installation times and fewer wasted siding boards.
Cold Weather Can Make Siding Brittle
There are some home improvements that can be done during the winter season, such as emergency roof repair. Siding installation isn’t one of them. Building and remodeling contractors are typically unavailable during this time because the winter season can affect building materials. In case of siding, cold weather can make many siding materials brittle, which may result in wasted siding if the installers use standard installation methods. Installing new siding during the fall season can help avoid wasted siding and helps prepare your home for the winter season.
High Outdoor Humidity Can Cause Moisture Damage
Humidity levels can be high during the spring and summer seasons. Materials such as wood shakes and clapboard siding made of wood can absorb moisture from the air during installation. If the siding installer used improperly-treated wood, the higher the risk of siding succumbing to dry rot in its later years. Having your wood siding installed during the fall season exposes it to less risk. However, if you must have your siding installed during humid seasons, you can choose manufactured siding like vinyl or fiber cement.
Homecraft Inc. is your leading provider of siding and roofing services. Give us a call at (302) 703-1109. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve communities in Newark, Middletown and Bear, DE.