Is Winter Too Cold for a Siding Replacement?

Skywalker Windows and Siding

Winter is finally here! ❄☃

If you’re reading this in North Carolina or Virginia, then you probably already know that our first Arctic blast of Winter 2022-2023 is scheduled to arrive this week! But if you’ve been putting off a needed siding replacement project, have you waited too late? Can siding contractors even do siding installations in cold temperatures? Yes, they can, as long as you partner with a local siding expert like Skywalker Windows & Siding!

Winter is a good time to check on the condition of your siding

No matter how much snow or ice we might end up getting this winter, we’ll certainly get some type of precipitation regardless. And one thing you don’t want to see is the moisture of any kind penetrating your siding and doing damage to your home. Here are some things you should look for to detect any siding issues or concerns:

♦ Warped or rotted siding

If your siding is displaying any warping, rot, or soft spots, those are red flags you don’t want to ignore. Each of these is a telltale sign of underlayer damage from moisture infiltration. And in that case, it’s time to schedule a vinyl siding replacement or replacement with other siding materials.

♦ Bubbled siding

If you see any bubbles that appear to have formed beneath your siding, that often means water is getting trapped underneath. This condition won’t fix itself or improve over time, and requires some professional attention.

♦ Mold or mildew

Mold and mildew are common in the Southeast, and can gain a foothold on shaded portions of your siding. You can usually remove mold and mildew with some cleaner, a garden hose attachment, and a little elbow grease. On the other hand, if mold or mildew are constantly present on your siding’s surface, that could mean mold has taken root beneath your siding, too. In that case, it would be wise to have a professional evaluation for assessing your best siding repair or siding replacement options.

♦ Pay attention to your power bill

Energy costs can generally go up in the winter, since your heat pump or other heating system has to work harder to keep your home comfortable. But if your heating bill is even higher than normal, there could be an issue with your siding, windows, and/or insulation. And if you’re looking for a siding replacement solution which adds some extra beneficial R-value, Skywalker Windows & Siding can install some premium Polar Wall Plus! vinyl siding from Norandex to help you save on both heating costs in the winter and cooling costs in the summer.

And winter is a GREAT time to schedule your siding replacement

There’s a common home improvement myth floating around that says winter isn’t a good time to schedule home exterior improvement projects. Well, we’re here to bust that myth! While it’s true that many contractors will slow or halt the scheduling of outside projects during the winter months, Skywalker Windows & Siding is still open for business, and we perform siding replacements, windows replacements, and roof replacements year-round in NC and VA.

Here are some real advantages that come along with having your new siding installed NOW:

√ Better insulation performance

Winter is when you feel the worst effects of poor insulation. Turning up the heat won’t fix the problem if your home isn’t airtight, and faulty siding could be the problem. Loose or cracked siding allows heat to escape, and lets cold air in. A winter siding replacement can make an immediate impact, and you’ll feel the difference right away.

√ Boosted curb appeal

Putting on some new siding can absolutely make your home look nicer and add to its aesthetic value. And if you’re looking to put your home on the market come Spring, then scheduling your siding installation now can give you a leg up on the competition when it comes to attracting potential buyers.

√ More convenient scheduling

Most home improvement contractors are busiest during the warmer months. Business tends to slow down during the winter months, so you’ll likely benefit from greater flexibility of scheduling. And as long as the materials you want to put on are ready and in stock, you should hopefully be able to get your siding installation done with less wait time.

√ Your landscaping is dormant

During the spring and summer, in particular, siding contractors in Greensboro and other parts of NC and VA have to take care not to harm flowers, bushes, hedges, or other forms of landscaping located adjacent to your home. But most every type of plant in these parts is dormant in the winter, so there’s much less risk of any potential negative impacts on your landscaping. And Skywalker always takes special precautions to protect your landscaping with any siding, windows, or roofing project, regardless of the season.

√ Even vinyl siding can be installed in the winter by a local pro

Pretty much any siding material can be installed in the winter, including vinyl siding. While it’s true that vinyl can be more sensitive to changes in temperature, a siding installation professional like Skywalker knows how to account for vinyl expansion and contraction.

Skywalker Windows & Siding has you covered, even in the winter!

If you’re looking for a perfect siding replacement solution in North Carolina or Virginia, then look no further than Skywalker Windows & Siding!

We work extensively with vinyl siding, fiber cement siding, wood siding, and DaVinci polymer siding, among others. We’re one of the highest-rated, most-awarded, most-trusted home improvement providers serving the NC Piedmont Triad, NC Piedmont Triangle, the Lake Norman area, and the southern region of Virginia up to Roanoke. And we can take care of everything from siding installation, to windows installation, to roof replacement, to gutter and gutter guard installations, to exterior doors replacement, blown insulation services, and new porch and deck construction.

We’d be happy to schedule your FREE initial inspection and personal consultation, so give us a call today at (336) 627-5596 ! Experience the Skywalker difference for yourself!

Luke Wilson

Luke Wilson

Owner - Skywalker Windows and Siding

Luke Wilson started working on roofs with his dad when he was a teenager, and eventually launched Skywalker Roofing in 2003. Skywalker operates in 5 locations across NC & VA, and now includes windows, siding, and other exterior services. Luke also hosts the popular Roofing Mythbusters series on YouTube.


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