It’s a question we often get at Good Guys Contracting. When is the best time to install new siding? It’s not necessarily a question that’s easily answered. There are pros and cons to starting jobs during all of the seasons. That said, there are some major benefits to taking care of siding installation in the fall. And if you’re looking to put in siding before the winter months arrive, Good Guys Contracting has what we feel is the best siding available.
Good Guys Contracting Specializes in James Hardie Siding
That’s because Good Guys Contracting is a preferred James Hardie Siding contractor. James Hardie makes a fiber-cement product that’s one of the longest lasting and durable siding you can find on the market. Good Guys Contracting receives training and must meet their high standards to obtain this status. When our customers come to us for siding installation they can be assured that Good Guys is Long Island’s James Hardie specialist.
The Pros and Cons of Seasonal Installation
As we mentioned, there are benefits and drawbacks to siding installation throughout the year. According to website Modernize, summer can be a difficult time to install vinyl siding because it can melt in hot temperatures. Even if it doesn’t melt, hot weather can cause vinyl siding to stretch causing it to buckle or bump up against window casings. Because James Hardie is a fiber cement product, you won’t have this problem.
Winter installation brings about the opposite problem to what you’d encounter in the summer, cold weather makes panels contract and you run the risk of nailing them too tight.
Spring installation can also bring about problems with moisture. Spring tends to be the wettest time of the year and if your home is exposed without siding during a sudden rainstorm, that can be a problem, though admittedly not a common problem.
Which brings us to Fall siding installation. Some contractors do slow their business down when the weather gets colder, but in an article for Boston Magazine, James Hardie made the case for getting those projects in before winter arrives. They strongly recommend installing fiber cement, pointing out that it’s five times thicker than vinyl which gives you extra protection from Old Man Winter. Hardie siding resists moisture and prevents mold from entering your home. It gives your home a wood grain look and feel but without the drawbacks of wood. And it looks great! You won’t have to continually paint your siding and Hardie Siding is far more fire resistant than wood. Your home will have a much stronger protection against moisture than you would when you install wood siding.
Good Guys Will Show You the James Hardie Difference
Good Guys Contracting is the place to go to take care of all of your home improvement needs this fall. We can beautify and protect your house with James Hardie Siding. This extraordinary product will last for years to come and enhance curb appeal. Let us show you the James Hardie Difference. Good Guys Contracting can also transform your home with other products such as Marvin Windows and Doors. To learn more, contact us today.