You might be telling yourself that undertaking a job of this kind in the winter is really not a good idea. In reality, there are numerous benefits to replacing your home’s siding in the winter.
The weather is one of those factors. Even though this winter has been unusually warm for us in the Detroit region, it is still winter, thus making appointments is now easier than ever. Now is the ideal time to book in advance for a siding project that might take place in the spring or summer.
IMPACT ON YOUR YARD
You should anticipate far less deterioration of your lawn and landscaping during the winter. To save the wear and tear on landscaping, it is always a good idea to think about conducting a siding job during the winter rather than having a crew work on anything during the wetter months of the year.
Some folks don’t have the time to put off fixing their siding until the spring or summer. Everyone has gaps and cracks that need to be filled; however, doing so in the dead of winter can guarantee that you save hundreds, if not thousands, on heating expenditures for your home. By taking care of these problems right away, you complete a task that was overdue and save money on your home’s heating expenses.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SIDING IN WINTER VS SUMMER
Although the majority of people consider an exterior remodeling to be a summertime endeavor, we provide our clients with new siding all year long! It may surprise you to learn that renovating your siding throughout the winter has certain benefits.
Benefit No. 1: Easier in the yard
Booking your project for the winter may be the ideal solution if you have a green thumb and put a lot of effort into your garden in the spring and summer. Your plants and lawn won’t even be aware that we are there because the earth will be frozen solid. Additionally, while the installation, you don’t waste any of your important gardening time!
ADVANTAGE 2 – EXTEND YOUR TIME ON THE PATIO
You won’t have to worry about us interrupting your deck and patio season if you schedule us for a winter project. (Unless you’re one of those tough Detroiters who’s lighting up the grill and drinking an icy beer on the deck in the middle of February.) Installing in the winter allows us to work when you aren’t even outside long enough to notice, and when the snow melts, you get to enjoy a completely new exterior!
3rd PERK: WEATHER
What? The wintertime is a benefit? The answer is yes! Consider this: the only factor that can halt our work when the outside temperature is a severe windchill. In December and January, the same storm system that causes a torrential deluge in May or June also produces innocuous snowflakes. We see roughly the same number of delays caused by the weather in the winter as we do in the spring and summer.
Frequently Asked Questions About Winter Siding
We are a seasoned siding company in Metro-Detroit, Michigan, therefore we are accustomed to the cold. However, it appears that when it comes to siding installations in the winter, there are far more questions than there are solutions for many of our customers. Here are a few of the most typical:
IS JAMES HARDIE SIDING POSSIBLE TO INSTALL IN THE WINTER?
You can, indeed! All Hardie siding products can be installed in cold climates with a few minor adjustments. You can put Hardie board as long as you can start the air compressor. Even a caulking compound that has been authorized by James Hardie may cure at 0 degrees Fahrenheit.
CAN VINYL SIDING BE INSTALLED IN THE WINTER?
Absolutely! Although installing vinyl siding in cold weather is not easy for inexperienced installers, it is a little more difficult to deal with when temps are below freezing.
DOES THE INSTALLATION OF WINTER SIDING TAKE LONGER?
Yes, although perhaps not for as long as you might anticipate. In the winter, an installation that would take us 10 workdays in the summer could take 11 or 12. In Detroit, the days get quite short at the end of the year, which restricts how early and how late the team can start. Here’s a little project for the winter that we accomplished in two days!
WILL MY HOUSE BE COOLER IF THE SIDING IS REMOVED?
Not typically. The majority of siding products have a fairly low insulating value on their own. While we are removing and replacing your housewrap or building paper, you could notice that your home is a little bit cooler, but it will only last for the day. Working in the winter will allow you to enjoy a warmer home in just a few days if you are thinking of adding an additional layer of outside insulation to your walls!
ARE THERE ANY CONTRAINS TO INSTALLING WINTER SIDING?
Working throughout the cold isn’t ideal, of course. The following issues are the most difficult ones in cold weather:
- Cleanup: There’s a considerable probability that some smaller bits of garbage may get buried if we see a significant snowfall in the middle of a job. Our customers can call us back after a snowfall for another thorough cleanup if we happen to miss something despite our best efforts to clean up everything once we are done because of a snowfall.
- Larger touch-ups may need to wait until the spring in some circumstances. Painting. To ensure that you are comfortable waiting till the right paint weather for full completion, we’ll negotiate a sizable payment holdback if we need to postpone performing some touch-ups for your home.
- Slippery surfaces: Safety is paramount on any jobsite, and our personnel are at risk on slippery decks and walkways. For traction, we might need to spread sand or ice-melt, but we’ll always ask the customer first.
- Cold: Of course, the temperature is the greatest difficulty!
Therefore, don’t be concerned if we provide you a winter start date for your project. We work on amazing projects all year round. No matter when you schedule a 3G Home Exteriors expert, the outcome will always be the same: a stunning new exterior and your entire happiness with the procedure!