October is finally here, and we can expect the air to start turning crisper and cooler all along the East Coast. However, if you’re looking to enhance your home’s exterior before winter sets in, you might be in need of some home improvement upgrades. So that begs the question: why might the fall be the best time of year to replace your vinyl siding?
Temperatures Are More Predictable
As we saw even at the end of September, temperatures remained unseasonably high. Even the most rugged, highest-quality vinyl siding will suffer in such extreme heat. During the summer, the daily heat exposure causes the molecules within the siding to become more active and excited, so they will begin to expand. However, once the sun sets and brings cooler temperatures, the vinyl siding will contract.
This natural expansion and contraction process is much less pronounced in colder weather. Fall is known to be milder, and the conditions lend themselves to vinyl siding installation. For instance, any measurements made during this time will be much more accurate. Also, consider the local weather conditions that might be a nuisance or obstacle in any other time of year – besides summer heat, you also have spring rains and winter snows to contend with.
Less Damage to the Landscape
If you’re concerned about the effect replacing your vinyl siding will have on your home’s landscape, you don’t have to worry. The landscape can be a critical element of determining your home’s resale value, so it’s understandable that you wouldn’t want to ruin your carefully manicured lawn.
During the summer, any ladders, foot traffic, and equipment being moved back and forth might lead to your flowers being trampled. But if you wait until the fall, your flowers will have shed their blooms and bulbs, while trees will be going into hibernation as well. What this means is that contractors can work without fear of any damage to your landscape.
Additional Protection for Winter
Before beginning any work to replace your vinyl siding, you should inspect it to verify its current condition. If it does indeed need repairs or replacement, you shouldn’t wait until the winter comes before you make that happen. If siding panels are bent, warped, cracked or damaged in any way, these create holes for warm air to escape through; if warmer air escapes, it will lead to your energy bills skyrocketing.
Effortless Vinyl Siding from Capital Remodeling
Capital Remodeling is ready to transform your home this fall with affordable and durable vinyl siding. With our quality siding options and remodeling services, affordable prices, and flawless customer service, you will love the end result. If you are ready for a free quote to make your home’s new exterior a reality, visit us online or give us a call at 1-800-310-7154. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube.