Vinyl Siding and Window Replacement
If it’s time to replace your vinyl siding, your windows may also need replacing. If you’re trying to decide whether to replace one or the other, or both, we may be able to help you with your decision.
Factors to Consider
Replacing both siding and windows will increase the energy efficiency of your home, saving you money on your electric bills. There are also other factors that you need to consider when making this decision.
There are work efficiencies to replacing both the siding and windows at the same time, which will save you money. One reason that you’ll save is because you’re using just one contractor. A second reason is that if you wait until later to install new windows, the window installer may damage the siding. When installing new windows, your contract must install a moisture barrier that goes around the window and behind the siding as well. So the window installer may need to cut into your siding, or remove and reinstall it later, adding the cost of the project.
If your siding is replaced first and then windows, the contractor will most likely have to put extra trim on the windows. This is because 9 out of 10 times the contractor will have to downsize the new window to slide further to the inside of home. The frame on the new windows is typically about 1&1/2 inch’s thicker than the old primary window.
Nicer Appearance and Save Money
Replacing windows and siding at the same time will give a nicer finish on the outside and saves you money. If you don’t have the money to replace both at the same time, then your may want to consider replacing the windows first, then the siding. This will eliminate the need for damaging the siding and adding extra trim when you replace the siding.
See our information on vinyl siding and replacement vinyl windows. We offer the best siding and windows products at a reasonable price.
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