If you’re planning on tackling a major home improvement project on your home like siding replacement, should you combine it with another big project like window replacement? Ideally, yes! These two projects have great ROI and are closely intertwined in how they help lower utility bills and increase your home’s overall curb appeal.
While the concept of installing them at the same time makes perfect sense, it’s not something many homeowners are aware of as they plan and budget for siding replacement.
The Benefits of Simultaneous Windows and Siding Replacement
Proper Window Capping
Having your windows and siding replaced at the same time allows your contractor to precisely install the capping around your windows before attaching the siding. Accurate installation of window capping is crucial because the vinyl or aluminum framing helps prevent water intrusion around the window frame.
If your window replacement is done at a later date, the contractor would have to remove or cut into your siding, risking damage to the siding. Having both projects done at the same time can help eliminate additional costs.
Improved Energy Efficiency
Your windows and siding can have a huge impact on your home’s energy profile. Windows prevent the conditioned air in your home from escaping outside. Conversely, siding protects the building from excess heat and chill.
It wouldn’t make much sense to replace siding and leave your drafty windows or get new energy-efficient low-E glass windows and leave cracked siding. Consider improvement in both areas if you want to save on energy costs.
Single Point of Contact
It can be quite a hassle to schedule and manage a contractor for a home improvement project. Simultaneously replacing your windows and siding can eliminate the need to hire different contractors or schedule multiple appointments. You’ll also get a better quote because you’re reducing the time spent on labor.
Plus, if you hire one reliable contractor for both jobs, you’ll know who to call if you end up with an issue down the road. And you won’t find yourself in a situation where the siding contractor is blaming the window contractor or the other way around.
What If It Isn’t Feasible To Do Both At The Same Time?
The biggest downside to redoing your siding and windows at the same time is the cost. Each project is extensive and a huge investment in your home. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to do both at the same time.
If you have to prioritize these projects, it’s always best to have your windows installed first because it’s what professionals do anyway. If your siding is old, extensively damaged, and truly falling apart, it makes more sense to focus on siding replacement. Damaged siding can lead to larger problems like leaks, water damage, rotting boards, and energy loss.
Turn to Moss Roofing for your exterior home improvement needs. We offer roof, siding, and window replacement services for homeowners in Indianapolis, IN. Contact us today and let us help you find the best solution for your home.