Having repairs done on your family home can be a stressful experience for some. Big projects, such as a siding installation, can take a few weeks to complete and are not known for being particularly easy on the pockets.
Choosing the right time of year to have the siding installation underway can make or break your experience. When done correctly, professional contractors can do siding installations at any time of the year, no matter the weather or outdoor temperatures.
Depending on the type of siding you choose for your home, the best time of year to begin the installation process may vary. Here at Mainstream Home Improvement, we do everything we can to provide each customer with clear expectations regarding timeline and expenses to aid in the planning process.
Let’s talk about when the best time of year for a siding installation is!
Siding Options For Your Home
Vinyl siding is by far the most popular style of siding used on homes all over the country and for good reason. Homeowners typically opt for vinyl siding based on the looks alone, although there are many benefits to choosing vinyl siding.
Lucky for you, we specialize in vinyl siding installations and entrust only the most reputable suppliers for our building materials. When you choose Mainstream Home Improvement, you’re provided with beautiful color and texture options to suit all style preferences and budgets. Our vinyl siding options include:
- Charter Oak®: With 22 unique color options centered around the natural beauty of wood, bring a rustic feel into your home without all the fuss of authentic wood siding. Charter Oak® siding utilizes next-level technology for increased longevity, rigidity, and enhanced aesthetics.
- Prodigy®: For those colder months in the year, insulation is key! Prodigy® siding and insulation are scientifically developed to maintain comfortable living temperatures within the home while significantly reducing energy costs. Trapping warm weather inside while repelling cold drafts in the winter, and vice versa during the summer.
- Alside®: Alside® Vinyl Siding Systems have been a staple in the quad cities for quite some time now. Their proprietary designs and attention to detail have earned their way into thousands of homeowners’ hearts. Alside® is tough enough to handle gale force winds, torrential downpours, blizzards, and anything else Mother Nature has to throw at it. A simple spray down with a garden hose will have these vinyl panels back to new.
Warm Vs. Cold Weather Siding Installation
If we take comfortable working conditions out of the scenario, there are undeniable benefits to having your siding installation done during temperate seasons. Vinyl can be tricky to work with; it expands in warm weather and contracts in cold weather, much like metal.
As a rule of thumb, vinyl siding is best installed in temperatures around 50 degrees Fahrenheit. With weather being unpredictable during many months of the year here in Illinois, choosing the right time frame is imperative.
Sticking to early spring or late fall is typically the best bet for most customers and contractors.
These times of the year are recommended most since the vinyl will not become too cold or too warm throughout the day. Vinyl becomes extremely brittle in the cold, even more so when temperatures drop below zero.
Vinyl is tough in even the hottest of temperatures, but expansion must be at the forefront of planning. Vinyl siding that is installed in the peak of summer could then contract in the winter and give way to unwanted spaces between the panels. Open areas in your home’s siding let cold air indoors and provide insects and other pests an opportunity to waltz inside carefree.
Decided It’s Time To Start Your Siding Installation?
Mainstream Home Improvement is constantly looking for more people to add to their ever-expanding list of happy customers. Reaching out via phone or email is the quickest way to get the installation process underway!
We have our highly-trained team to first assess the home as quickly as possible and give the homeowner all the information they need to complete the next steps. After the initial assessment, we organize our resources to get the job started and finished as fast as possible!
If you live in the quad cities, we are the people for the job! While we do have our own recommendations for the best time for a siding installation, at the end of the day it comes down to what works for YOU.
Start your siding installation off on the right foot and reach out to our specialists today!