While a great deal of home improvements are usually done in the summer, some of them are best done during the cooler seasons. In this blog, the commercial roofing contractors at Mobley Brothers Roofing & Restoration shares the reasons why siding replacement is best done during the fall season.
Fall Temperatures Are Conducive to Siding Installation
Building materials have ideal installation temperatures. For example, asphalt shingles with adhesive backing are ideally installed during summer, as the adhesive layer cures with heat. Others, like vinyl siding, require relatively cooler temperatures. It expands from heat; if installed in summer, it will shrink as the days cool down. This can result in stress at the fastener areas, which can lead to warping or cracking. Installing vinyl siding during the fall season allows headroom for thermal expansion and contraction for the rest of the year.
Contractors Are More Efficient
Siding and commercial roofing contractors stay outdoors for long periods of time, which means they need to take more frequent breaks when working during warm seasons. Fall has “just right” temperatures that makes it more comfortable for contractors. This means more efficient use of time, faster installation times and less chance of installation mistakes. It also means delays will be less likely.
It Prepares Your Home for the Winter Season
Certain types of siding can help improve your home’s insulation. If your utility bills start spiking around the same time as the heating season, your home may have insulation issues, resulting in heat loss. When this happens, your heating system would then increase its output to compensate and consume more energy. New siding with insulative properties can help reduce heat loss.
You May Get a Good Deal
As business tapers off at the end of the summer season, some contractors offer deals for certain products. Manufacturers also need to move inventory, and sometimes conduct clearance discounts on building products, including roofing and siding. There is a risk of missing out on the installation window if you wait for too long, but good deals are more likely to come up during the fall.
Mobley Brothers Roofing & Restoration is your leading provider of residential and commercial roofing services. Give us a call at (865) 216-3274 or (615) 906-1195. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Knoxville and Lebanon, TN.