Siding is one of the most critical components of any exterior. Without it, the sensitive structural elements of your home would be exposed to damaging natural forces like insects, rain, snow, and excessive heat. While most siding is fairly durable, it needs to be replaced occasionally to keep its performance up to speed. If you’re considering installing new siding for your Colorado home, you may be wondering when is a good time to start your project. Is it spring, summer, fall? Here’s what you need to know.
Siding Replacement – When Should I Start My Project?
Siding should be replaced any time obvious signs of deterioration become evident. Such examples include:
- Cracked or missing pieces
- Possible signs of water intrusion or mold
- Insect infestation
- Hail damage
It’s also important to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for the replacement timeline. Some types of siding wear out faster than others. In general, most siding needs to be replaced entirely about once every 20 to 60 years, depending on the material and quality of installation.
What Season Is Best for Installing New Siding?
There is no hard and fast rule for what time of year you should install new siding. At Colorado Siding, we replace siding all year long, including all throughout the winter and the peak of summer. However, it’s important to keep in mind that conditions will vary from one season to the next, which can affect the installation timeline. Prices, too, may fluctuate seasonally. Here are some pros and cons to different times of year:
Winter and early spring would be considered the “off-season” for siding replacement, if there is one. This is because weather conditions tend to be less favorable, which can extend the length of time required to complete the project. However, since it’s the off-season, installation prices tend to fall during this time, so you could get a good deal.
Summer and fall offer the best weather conditions for siding installation. Dry, moderate temperatures make it easy to complete projects quickly. However, this is the peak season, so prices tend to be slightly higher.
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