If you’re planning to give your house a new look, remodeling your siding is a great way. However, a siding installation requires careful preparation. Before getting a new siding for your home, one of the things you have to do is to choose the best time of the year to perform the renovation.
In this post, ATD Restoration offers three tips to help you schedule your siding project. We discuss why conducting your siding replacement is best done in the fall.
Ideal Outdoor Temperature
Due to the humidity and extreme heat, the summer season may not be the finest idea for a siding installation. Not only will the harsh exposure to heat cause the siding boards to warp, but your installation crew might also be at risk of dehydration and heatstroke. Meanwhile, wintertime is too cold to properly replace your siding, as your siding materials might become too stiff and brittle. The heavy snowfall might be a big hindrance to the installation as well.
As such, it’s recommended by siding contractors to have your new siding installed in autumn or fall because the temperature is more comfortable. During this time, the mild weather is more conducive to installation, and it will be easier to accurately assess the measurements of your house. This season is also free from any possibilities of spring showers, summer storms, or winter snow that could affect your installation.
Minimum Impact on Your Garden
Your plants, shrubs, and trees in your yard may be affected when it comes to a siding installation. Since there will be an increase in foot traffic and construction equipment lying around your exterior, your flowers might be crushed or destroyed. At the end of the project, your plants may end up worn down more than ever, even if your contractors take extra caution in avoiding them.
In the fall, on the other hand, your plants will have reached the end of their prime. Flowers will start to lose their bloom, while shrubs and trees lose their leaves in preparation for winter. With that, your installation crew can seamlessly install your new siding without worrying about ruining your garden.
Get Ready for Winter
Many experts suggest conducting house renovations before winter comes along because it’s more convenient and secure. Some houses also need additional protection in the winter because they can’t withstand strong and heavy snowfall. That’s why it’s important to get all your repairs and replacements, such as your siding installation, completed in the fall.
If you notice your current siding has cracks or warps, don’t wait until winter arrives before you get them replaced. Cracks and warps may create gaps and holes in your home, leading warm air inside your home to escape. Thus, you might end up paying more for your utility bills to stay heated and comfortable during the cold season. If you choose to do your siding replacement in the fall, rest assured that your house is properly protected and functioning by winter.
For inquiries about siding, get in touch with ATD Restoration. We provide quality services, from residential home improvement to roof tiles. Fill out our contact form to set an appointment. For residents in Greenville, call (864) 729-3970. For residents in Fayetteville, call (910) 218-2251.