With only eight days until the official start of fall, it’s time that we finally say “goodbye” to summer. But hey, it’s not all bad! In addition to comfy sweaters, pumpkin spice drinks, and comfortable weather, fall is also the best time to do work on your house. Now, all of you “DIY-ers” can get a jump-start on your outdoor projects without sweltering in the sun or freezing in the snow. But there is one project you shouldn’t attempt yourself — siding. Instead of waiting for yet another winter to pass, here are a few reasons why fall is the best time to reside your house.
Siding responds to changes in the weather. When it’s hot, vinyl siding can expand. And just the opposite, it begins to shrink in the cold weather. If you’re installing siding when the temperature is too far in either direction, it can affect how your siding is installed and can lead to spaces or gaps in the future.
Save Heating Costs
Think of your home’s siding as its winter coat. If you have pieces of siding that are falling off, cracked, or poorly insulated, your house is going to be pretty cold. You’re then going to have to make up for the influx of cool air by bumping up your thermostat.
No Excess Moisture
Humidity and rain can also affect how well your siding lays. The humid summer months and rainy spring season can cause your siding to warp and peel. Plus, with excess moisture comes an increased chance of mold and mildew — every home owner’s worst nightmare! When you install siding in the late summer or early fall, you give it a few months to settle before being inundated with snow and water.
At JM Roofing and Siding, the siding we install will protect your home, save energy, enhance the value of your property, and last for years. Whether you’re looking to replace or update your siding, we’ve got your house covered! For more information, give us a call at 203-299-0716.