The spring here in Minnesota is finally beginning to show! The nice weather causes many homeowners to consider projects that may need to be done on their home. Many homes experience storm damage on their siding or their siding may be old. When looking to get new siding, new windows come into consideration as well. There are several ways that a homeowner benefits from replacing their windows and Minneapolis siding at the same time.
Replacing windows and siding at the same time on your home can be a smart decision. It allows you to attain the best possible scenario for numerous reasons. Doing both projects at the same time can save you money because caulking and sealing window openings, trim, and siding joints will only need to happen once. It also saves you in labor costs by not having the work performed twice. Siding and window replacement are often not done at the same time, but when they are, it is easy to find a contractor like Snap Construction that can perform both tasks. This also saves you money by not having to hire a company more than once.
Many homeowners will replace their siding and later realize that their windows need to be replaced as well. There are still ways to protect your new siding during the removal of old windows. Snap Construction has years of experience with this and can make sure that your siding is not damaged. One method used is to install window trim around current windows when the new siding is installed. This prevents the new siding from protruding the nailing fins. This means that when the old windows are removed only the window trims will need to be removed, leaving the siding undisturbed. Installing window trims with screws, rather than nails, can also decrease damage during the window removal process.
Here are some signs that it is time to replace your windows:
-The windows rattle when it is windy outside
-The windows develop an icy or frosty glaze inside the window pane
-Your home feels drafty with cold air in the winter and warmer in the summer than it should be
-There is excessive condensation on your windows or they get foggy
-Your windows will not stay open on their own so they have to be propped open
Signs that your siding needs to be replaced:
-The siding looks weathered and constantly needs new paint
-Existing siding has significant insect damage or dry rot
-The siding has stains or has weathered unevenly
-Shows signs of buckling or decay
If you are considering new siding for your house, take a look at your windows and see if they may need to be replaced as well. This could be the year to take care of both your siding and windows at once! Or maybe a different project like a Minneapolis roofing project. Feel free to give Snap Construction a call to set up an appointment for a free estimate on all of your home’s needs.
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