Reasons To Replace Your Siding In The Winter

Replacing your home’s siding in the winter may not feel like an obvious choice, but there are advantages to doing exterior home renovations in the off-season. When you have the right product and a great installation team, there are numerous benefits to replacing your siding during the winter.

 

Stop problems in their tracks

If you find problems – cracks, missing pieces, or discoloration – you need to get them assessed fast. If moisture seeps under your siding, it can cause further costly damage to your home’s exterior. Cold temperatures will also exacerbate existing issues. With a material like wood, water that permeates gaps will freeze in cold weather, expanding cracks and aggravating damage.

 

Get a convenient installation time

When companies aren’t as busy, it is easier for them to schedule your installation process for a time period that is most convenient for you. Scheduling the job far enough in advance when siding crew schedules are more flexible can help you schedule the best and most convenient install time, and in some cases, get you a discount.

 

Keep the heat inside your home

This is a great perk to getting your siding replaced during the winter months. Your investment in new siding can pay off quickly. New siding can more effectively keep heat inside, and it’s reasonable to expect your energy bills to be lower than they would be otherwise. You can still get the benefits of added insulation for part of the season when the temperature drops, which will roll over into your spring energy bills, giving you the full benefits of your new siding’s energy-saving properties.

 

Increase your home’s value and curb appeal

Not only will new siding bring about some short-term benefits, there are also long-term benefits. For instance, new quality siding will increase the overall value of your home and its curb appeal. Replacing siding is one of the best ways to improve the appearance of your home’s exterior.

 

No need to worry about landscaping

In the winter, the installation crew doesn’t need to worry about working around landscaping. Whereas in warmer months, they have to take extra precautions to ensure they do not flatten bushes or hedges around the outside of the home during the siding installation process. Clean up is also easier when workers can easily see debris on the ground that is not hidden by landscaping.

 

Kids won’t get injured

In addition, homeowners might benefit from their kids being at school during a majority of the remodeling process This means the kids won’t be around to play with or inspect the various tools, machines, and scaffolding in use as they might during the summer when they’re out of school.

 

Ready to replace your siding?

If your siding is in bad shape, now is the perfect time to replace it. Contact Absolute Exteriors to get a free estimate on new siding for your home in Ellisville, Chesterfield, Ballwin, and surrounding areas.

Also find out why it’s best to replace your roof in the winter.

How to Perform an Interior Roof Check

A quick and easy way for any homeowner to evaluate your roof’s condition is to grab a flashlight and head up to your attic. Checking for daylight, dark streaks, stains, sagging areas, leaks, and water damage will help you determine if you need a new roof.

 

Check for daylight 

Before you turn on your flashlight, check for daylight streaming through any cracks or holes in your roof. If you do spot light coming through your roof, repair or replace your roof immediately. If light is coming through your roof, so is water.

 

Dark streaks & stains

If you see dark stains or dark streaks on the underside of your roof or running down the walls from the base of your roof, then you’re roof is likely leaking and moisture is damaging both your roof and your home’s interior structure.

 

Sagging areas

In the same way that water will make a piece of cardboard soggy and weak, water can also make the structure of your roof begin to sag. If you identify sagging areas in your roof, use your hand or a broom to lightly prod at the sagging spot. If the spot feels soft and wet or bends easily with the prod of your broom, you know you have moisture damage.

 

Leaks & water damage

Make sure to look for any obvious signs of water leaking or rotting your roof on the inside. If you see any clear signs of water damage, you should contact someone to inspect your roof immediately.

 

Ready to replace your roof?

If you are experiencing any of the above issues, Absolute Exteriors can fix your roofing problem. If you’d prefer not to go into your attic, we will gladly inspect your attic and the exterior of your roof, free of charge. Contact Absolute Exteriors to get a free estimate on a new roof for your home in Ellisville, Chesterfield, Ballwin, and surrounding areas.

Also find out why winter is the best time to replace your roof.