If you’re thinking it’s time to refresh your home’s exterior, you may be planning new siding now and new windows in a year or two, however, there are benefits to replacing windows and siding together. If you’re trying to find a good reason to replace both at the same time, we’ll give you three in today’s blog.
1. Your Windows Will Cost Less
There are two types of windows – new construction windows and replacement windows. When you replace your windows and siding simultaneously, you can use new construction windows. Although both have the same energy efficiency ratings, their construction is slightly different because of the installation method. New construction windows are actually cheaper than replacement windows. However, they can’t be installed without removing the siding which is why they only make sense if you’re replacing your siding anyway.
2. Siding and Window Leak Damage is Discovered and Repaired
Often, we know when our windows leak but don’t know the extent of the damage to our home. Although your new windows will solve any window leaks but what about the existing damage? When your siding company removes your old siding, they can see and repair any water damage from your windows (or damaged siding). This also can be cost saving. If extensive damage is discovered after the windows are installed or after the siding is installed, sometimes everything needs to be removed for a proper repair which costs more in labor.
3. Single Point of Contact
It’s not easy scheduling and managing a contractor for any type of home improvement. When you have the work done at the same time by the same company, you’ll save yourself a lot of hassle. Plus, if you end up with an issue down the road, you won’t have the problem of the window company blaming the siding company or the other way around, you will know whom to call for repair.
The best option is to hire one contractor who can replace your windows and siding simultaneously for a great new look for your home. Cooley Roofing and Construction offers roof, window and siding replacement options for homeowners throughout the greater Winston-Salem area. If you’re looking for a top-rated contractor for any of these services, call us today at (336) 766-6488 or fill out our contact form. We offer financing too!