Spring is (finally) in the air! Flowers are starting to emerge, bare trees are turning green, and your home is in desperate need of a makeover after this wild winter. While spring cleaning is great for sprucing up the insideof your home, the outside needs some love as well; by installing new vinyl siding, you’ll be able to bring the spirit of spring to your house. Here are three reasons why spring is the best season for this home improvement project.
- Energy Efficient: The bitter cold temperatures of winter force most homeowners to ramp up the heat. This also offers an ideal opportunity to pay attention to the resulting energy bills; if they’re higher than usual, your siding may be at fault because it is no longer providing proper insulation. When you replace your siding, you’ll be filling any holes or cracks that may have allowed your hard-won warm air to escape.
- Moderate Temperatures: Installing siding in either too hot or too cold weather is a very bad idea due to the fact that they will expand and contract when the temperature changes. As a result, your siding won’t be properly attached to your home. The best temperature to install siding is around 50 degrees Fahrenheit, the spring sweet spot.
- Low Maintenance: Vinyl siding is relatively easy to care for after it’s installed; the material is rot-proof, insect-resistant, and can last for close to 35 years. It is a cost-effective way to protect your home against the hazards of the coming seasons.
Home renovation is extremely exciting, which explains why more than 50% of homeowners sought it out in 2014. Whether you’re looking to install new home windows, roofing, or siding, the simple change can make a huge difference — both in the appearance of your home and its ability to retain warm and cool air. Trust the best home improvement contractors for the job; while it may seem like a better choice to try your hand at siding installation, only professional contractors are able to ensure a quality final product.