When to Replace Siding on Your Home?

As you prepare your home for the winter, do you notice that your siding looks less than ideal? Maybe you see some dents, dings, or areas where the old aluminum siding has come loose. Perhaps there are cracks. If your house is painted wood, you may notice peeling, bubbling, or dull areas—even mildewed boards.

Like most Wisconsin homeowners, you probably think, “Well, I guess I’ll have to address my exterior finish problems in the spring…is winter really the best time of year for a siding project?”

If you’re waiting for the best time to replace siding on your home, the answer is—don’t wait for hot weather! You can replace your home’s siding at any time!

You may be surprised to learn that Weather Tight offers siding replacement year-round! Learn all about siding replacement in the winter from Tod & Todd.


When Is It Time to Replace Siding?

If you’re starting to notice cosmetic issues with your old siding, right now is the best time to replace siding on your home. Weather Tight works year-round to ensure your home looks great and feels comfortable. We use top-of-the-line siding materials that can help reduce your energy bills now (and protect you from the extreme temperatures of Southeastern Wisconsin winters).

If you’re on the fence about new siding, consider what you may be losing right now in terms of efficiency and comfort. Our vinyl siding is backed with a special insulation board. Not only does the insulation board make the house siding stronger and impact-resistant, but it also provides another layer of protection from cold weather.

In the winter months, we often notice drafty areas that weren’t a problem in the summer months. There may be a spot in your house where you feel air coming in. Or your heating bill has increased, and you notice you need to wear layers indoors. You keep turning up the thermostat, but your house still feels cold.

Homeowners also notice creepy crawly creatures that move indoors during colder months. Damaged siding can lead to bird nests, beehives, and rodent infestations. It’s not something anyone wants to think about, but if you notice signs that pests are getting in, it’s a good time to consider replacing your exterior finish.

Homeowners are often shocked at the considerable difference that new, beautiful vinyl siding can make on their house’s temperature stability and security. Don’t suffer through the season with an exterior finish that causes you stress. One of the main reasons a new siding installation is a good idea is that it gives your house an instant facelift and increases your home’s property value.

Even though you may think winter isn’t the time for home improvements, house siding is an excellent exterior home improvement option that can start paying for itself immediately! Imagine a warmer winter with no cold floors or chilly air leaking indoors.

Start Your Spring Home Improvements Now!

The exterior of a two-story home with gray siding, dark gray single roofing, and windows with white trim along the front of the home. The large home stands in front of a sunny blue sky with fluffy white clouds.

Spring may seem far away right now, but it will be here before we know it. If your spring to-do list includes scraping and painting the exterior of your home’s wood siding, it’s time to shorten the list!

Many older homes feature wood exterior finishes. While these are beautiful, they can be tough to maintain. Paint starts to peel, chip, and look shabby, even after just a season. Slivers end up in tiny hands, and you find yourself risking life and limb on a ladder as you attempt to paint and perform makeshift siding repair.

If your wooden siding is waterlogged, painting can become a futile job. The swollen wood indicates serious damage, and the damaged siding won’t hold paint. Painting your home is an ongoing project that never looks right.

Adding to the issue are all the concerns that can lurk beneath that wooden siding! Take the painting project off your to-do list, improve your curb appeal, and add to your home’s value with new vinyl siding.

Cracked and Damaged Siding is a Bad Look

​If you’re concerned about the look of your home, then it’s likely time to call the siding experts at Weather Tight to take a look. Small cracks can lead to the gradual deterioration of vinyl siding. Not only does it make the outside of your home look bad, but it also makes the inside experience heat loss.

Widespread damage to siding isn’t just a problem during harsh winters. Although your house might feel worse in the winter season, new siding is a great way to keep the cool air in your home in the summer heat. When the spring thaw hits, you’ll avoid water damage that can seep into the cracks.

Our team is great at cold-weather installations. They make the entire process stress-free. We use high-quality materials that stand up to extreme cold and look great in moderate temperatures as well. Even the best siding materials are only as good as the quality of your installation. Our siding contractors aim to get the job right the first time.

Our exterior siding is available in many color choices that resist fading and weathering to stand the test of time. The low-maintenance finish lasts a long time without the common signs of damage and degradation (pinging, fading, peeling, cracks). Unlike older types of siding, vinyl siding can withstand cold temperatures, bright sunshine, and more.

Late fall and wintertime present a great opportunity to beat the rush and work on your home’s curb appeal now. If your siding has seen better days, it’s an ideal time to act.

The Siding Replacement Process

When you call Weather Tight, we’ll schedule an assessment. Our product experts will work with you to decide on the best siding option for your home. We’ll consider your budget, needs, style, and vision for the finish. We’ll walk you through all the choices, answer any questions, and help you throughout the process. We’ll look at your current exterior finish and help identify potential concerns and telltale signs of damage. We’ll also take measurements to ensure you get exactly the right amount of siding for your house.

We do siding replacement all year long. Unless we’re in the middle of a blizzard or extreme weather situation, our crew works every month of the year. Because the project addresses your home’s exterior, there’s no need to worry about planning around cold weather. You’ll be safe and warm inside your home while we work.

When we do a full siding replacement, we remove the old finish and get underneath. This process helps us identify any issues you may have, like mold, rot, or pest infestations. By removing the previous finish, we start with a blank slate and fresh surface for your new siding.

Once your house is cleared of the old finish, we put down a state-of-the-art Tyvek house wrap. Tyvek is a protective one-way material that allows vapor and moisture to get out but keeps the wet, cold weather from getting inside your house. The barrier adds extra insulation and protection to your home. Don’t leave your house vulnerable to freezing temperatures and excess moisture.

We tape off the seams and ensure the house is securely covered. Then, our crew gets to work installing vinyl siding. Our siding is backed with a special insulation board for an additional layer of protection that further helps lower those heating bills.

Better still, vinyl siding is easily customized to get the look you want. The color is built into the vinyl material, preventing fading from the sun and weather. Our siding is available in an array of colors to get the perfect look you’ll love. Choose trim to add the perfect finish and get the right look for your home.

While many homeowners think of siding in the spring, there’s no better time for siding replacement. Whenever your home needs improvement, we’re happy to help. If you’re waiting for warm weather to replace your siding, consider giving us a call today.