You’ve made plans to replace your windows, then noticed your siding actually needs a bit of work, as well. Rather than wait until one project is finished, perhaps it’s possible to do both upgrades at the same time. But is a simultaneous window and siding installation actually a good idea? Woodbridge Home Exteriors, your trusted home improvement company, answers that here.
Yes, It is Possible!
Replacing your windows and siding at the same time allows your contractor to accurately set the capping around the window before they install your siding. When your new windows are capped precisely, the framing helps channel water away from the frame and your interior walls. This moisture barrier is generally installed beneath the window frame, but it also extends below the siding.
Think of it this way–if you have your siding installed first, you’ll still need to have your windows capped, which means cutting a section of your new siding so your contractor can put the moisture barrier in place. This can mess up the appearance of your new siding. On the other hand, if you have your windows capped first, there’s a huge possibility the capping will get damaged when the siding is removed. You’ll end up paying extra to have the windows capped a second time.
If You Can’t Afford to Do Both Projects at the Same Time
Window replacement is a huge investment–same with a new siding installation. Doing both at the same time means shelling out thousands of dollars in one go. If you have to prioritize one project over the other, you might want to get new windows first. Contractors usually add new windows before they install the siding anyway. Of course, you should also take into account just how damaged your siding actually is. If there are sections of siding that are already pulling away, or have large holes, then it makes sense to get siding installation first.
Whatever order you want to do these upgrades, or if you’re good with taking on both concurrently, then just turn to Woodbridge Home Exteriors. Aside from exterior doors, we can also handle your windows and siding needs. You can count on us for timely and efficient workmanship that leaves no room for mistakes. We serve the areas in and around Salina and Wichita, KS. Call us today at (316) 799-8647 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.