If you’ve ever had a siding repair and replacement, you know how much the job can affect your windows. This is why many homeowners find it more convenient and sensible to tackle window and siding replacement usually at the same time. The question, however, is whether or not doing so is a good idea.
Aside from cost considerations, many other factors are at play during a siding replacement. Let our siding experts at Woodbridge Home Solutions explain if you should time your window replacement alongside getting new siding.
The Moisture Barrier
Windows for your home usually have a moisture barrier installed underneath their frame to improve their performance further. This barrier often extends well past the frame and into your siding. Sometimes, contractors might find it necessary to cut through the siding to place the moisture barrier properly. The end result is not as bad as you might imagine, but it can leave your siding looking a little bit “scared.” That’s why experts recommend installing replacement windows first before getting new siding.
Perhaps the biggest obstacle to doing two home improvement projects at the same time is the cost. Replacing siding can be expensive on its own without having to deal with the cost of the window installation. Experts recommend doing the windows first and the siding second if you’re strapped for funds. The only exception to this rule is if your siding is too bad a shape, it needs to be replaced immediately.
Vinyl siding and windows can both affect the energy efficiency of your home. This is one reason to take on replacing both at the same time. The benefits to your energy savings can be bigger and better by upgrading your siding and windows with each other.
You can get expert help with window and siding installation and replacement at Woodbridge Home Solutions. We provide the highest-quality replacement windows Dallas offers, with installation in as little as one day. If your home is located in the Texas or Kansas areas, contact Woodbridge today for a free estimate.