Would it be better to replace your windows and siding one at a time or to replace them all at once? Well, if you’re on a tight budget, you might want to go with the former. However, the latter option has its advantages as well. For one thing, replacing your windows and siding at the same time ensure your home’s exterior design remains consistent.
Here’s why in a practical sense, it’d be better to replace your siding and windows at the same time:
One advantage of installing your new siding and replacement windows at the same time is that your contractors will be able to cap your windows more precisely. Opening and closing windows can weaken the window frame over time, creating gaps through which water can enter. To prevent window leaks, contractors install aluminum and vinyl around the window frame to put up a barrier against moisture.
Why It’s More Practical to Replace Both at the Same Time
The problem here is that the window’s capping extends to the siding. As such, contractors may have to cut into the siding to replace and cap the windows, creating unsightly jagged edges on the area where the siding and windows meet.
If you have your windows replaced first, your contractor will need to recap your windows again. That’s because the removal of your old siding can damage the window capping as well, adding to the cost of your siding replacement. To ensure there aren’t any gaps between your window and siding, only experienced contractors should handle windows and siding installations.
Kroll Construction, a company with nearly six decades of experience, offers a wide range of professional exterior services as well as a wide variety of premium replacement windows. To schedule a consultation, call us at (888) 338-6340 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Detroit, Michigan, as well as the surrounding communities.