When it comes to home improvements that make a significant difference, window and siding replacement are two tasks that can deliver the aesthetic or energy efficiency boost you are looking for. If you are wondering which to tackle first, installing windows is almost always the better option. Austin Pro Siding, Windows & Roofing, a team of skilled roofers and exterior improvement specialists, explain why here.
Replacing Windows Before Siding
In many cases, it is safer to install new windows before replacing your siding so you will not have to redo exterior trim and cladding work. When you work with replacement windows, you will likely need new capping, a protective covering usually made of aluminum, around your window frames. It seals the gap between the windows and the exterior wall, preventing leaks and water damage.
Removing Siding Before Replacing Windows
No, it is not a necessity to take off your siding before installing replacement windows if your framing and moisture barrier are in top shape. If you choose new construction windows, however, the siding and window installers will need to remove your siding before setting the new windows in place.
Understanding What Your Home Needs
Ultimately, your decision on whether to replace your windows or siding first depends on what your home needs the most. If your cladding material has sustained damage from a storm, for example, and your windows can hold up a little longer, then proceed with upgrading your siding first. If both projects are not urgent, it may make better financial sense for you to hold them off to avoid twice the work and expenses.
Whether you need roofing, siding, or window replacement contractors to work on your home, Austin Pro Siding, Windows & Roofing is the company to trust. Call our team at (512) 855-2083 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We work with residents of San Antonio, TX, and other nearby areas.