Homeowners are more likely to have their windows and siding replaced separately, often because their budget or time frame only allows for one project at a time. There are benefits, however, to replacing them simultaneously, which we’re going to outline below.
Proper Window Capping
One stage of the window replacement process involves adding a moisture barrier under the window frame. As this extends into the siding, in most cases you will have to cut into the siding. Skilled window installers can install window capping without any problems, but hiring unproven contractors to do this could be risky and pose problems for your exterior in the long run.
By replacing windows and siding within in a single project, you have a better chance of a clean installation, ensuring a better seal around the windows. This helps make your home more energy efficient, which can lead to significant savings.
More Consistent Look
In addition to proper window capping, concurrent window and siding installations also help ensure a consistent overall look. Imagine something as extreme as installing new windows against flaking, peeling siding; the result would be jarring and won’t contribute to your home’s curb appeal.
Also, if your exterior design involves using hex codes for matching colors in certain areas, having new windows and siding installed together helps ensure consistent results. And even if they eventually fade, they would fade together, which makes it less noticeable.
Hire Only One Contractor
Hiring a contractor like us who installs both replacement windows and siding makes the entire process convenient. You cut preparation time in half because you don’t have to search and vet replacement window and siding contractors separately. It also helps with planning and executing relatively complicated projects easier as well as having only one contractor to call in case of warranty claims.
Twin Cities Siding Professionals offers James Hardie® fiber cement siding and replacement windows from Marvin®, Beechworth™ and Sunrise®. For more information on our other services, such as siding repair, call us today at (651) 967-0873. We serve many areas in and near the Twin Cities.