Residential windows and siding can influence a home’s aesthetic appeal, energy efficiency and weather protection. It’s normal for them to deteriorate over time because they receive constant exposure to UV rays, winds, rain and other outdoor elements. However, it’s not always possible to replace both at the same time. It’s the reason homeowners frequently ask which between their siding and windows they should replace first. Continue reading to learn the answer.
Should You Replace Windows or Siding First?
Are you getting new construction windows? It’s better to have them installed before your siding replacement project. These windows are installed from your home’s exterior, meaning it might be necessary to remove your siding. Your contractor might also place a new capping and moisture barrier.
On the other hand, you can have replacement windows installed before or after your siding replacement. It’s because they are installed from the inside of your house. Usually, professionals don’t need to remove your siding before installing replacement windows unless the framing, moisture barrier or capping requires repairs.
Why Hire Professionals for Your Project?
Whether investing in new casement, double-hung, or sliding windows, you must hire experienced professionals to install them. Proper installation is vital to long-lasting, appealing and energy-efficient windows. Even high-quality products can fail early when not handled and installed correctly.
Reputable contractors will help you make the best decisions for your project. They will ask about your style preferences and needs to determine which windows will work best for your home. You can also rely on them for high-quality products, superior craftsmanship and excellent customer service.
Are you looking for energy-efficient sliding, casement or double hung windows? At Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City, we offer a wide range of replacement windows to complement every home style. Call us at (913) 956-0887 or complete our online form to schedule a consultation. We work with homeowners around Olathe and Independence, MO.