Replacing your siding is one of the easiest and most effective ways to revamp your home. When planning a replacement, however, it makes sense to consider your windows, too. After all, you want to ensure that your exterior elements work together to create a harmonious look.
Is it really better to replace your windows and siding at the same time? Orion Home Improvements, the leading deck builder, explains why you should:
How Your Windows Affect Your Siding
When you get new windows, a moisture barrier is usually added beneath the window frame to improve its resistance to water damage. This barrier extends below the siding. So, if you replace your siding before your windows, we’ll have to cut your new exterior to put the barrier in place. Redoing the cut area of your siding adds to expenses and can make it look butchered.
Additionally, the removal of your old siding can damage your windows’s capping, so we’ll have to recap them anyway. This means if you replace your siding first and wait to replace your windows, you will be paying extra to have your windows recapped twice. Whereas if you replace the siding and windows at the same time, we can cap your windows as soon as we replace them.
How This Benefits Your Home
Apart from saving time and money, having your windows and siding replaced at the same time significantly affects your home’s energy efficiency. A siding replacement greatly improves your home’s insulation. Our James Hardie® siding, in particular, caters to a specific region’s climate so you can get the best protection and performance for your home. That, along with better-performing windows, can reduce your energy costs.
Faulty windows can allow air to escape through the joints and frames, and admit the elements to enter your home. Hence, even if your siding is performing exceptionally, your home’s energy bills can still rise. Fortunately, our replacement windows can improve your home’s energy efficiency. They feature our durable, moisture-resistant framing and Low-E glass that work together to reduce the heat passing through your home, allowing you to enjoy a comfortable interior.
While handling two projects at the same time can seem intimidating, working with the right contractor can help make the entire process smoother and more efficient. For quality home improvement and remodeling needs, look no further than Orion Home Improvements. We can provide you with high-quality materials and workmanship to ensure a successful and satisfactory project. We serve Springfield, Fairfax and nearby VA areas. Call us today at (571) 364-6399 to get a free quote.