Ordinarily, our minds are turned inward as the winter months get colder. Thinking about a cozy home inside, it’s easy to forget exterior needs like siding. But in Colorado, winters can be extremely cold, with lots of snow, especially around mountain homes. You don’t want to put off replacing your home siding in the winter months—and in fact, winter can be a great season to replace your siding!
At Bellwether, we work on siding and other home exterior projects all winter long, and for a number of reasons, we tell our clients to move forward with siding replacement even when it’s cold. Here are a few reasons why:
Scheduling is easier.
We stick to our timelines: we show up when we say we will, and we complete projects within the projected timeframe. But in the summer, with everyone’s attention on outdoor projects, our calendars fill up quickly. We get the work done when we say we will—but it might be further out. In the winter, it is easier to schedule projects with a shorter wait time. Chances are, your schedule is more open too. The winter months are for family holidays and hibernating indoors, and you can determine the best time for your siding replacement project.
You’re focused on heat and home efficiency.
Home siding is really about protecting your home and maintaining a comfortable climate inside of it. In the summertime, especially in Colorado, it’s easy to forget about efficiency management and energy costs. But during Colorado winters, home energy efficiency is very front-of-mind, and it’s a great time to assess what your home’s energy needs truly are. Colder weather outdoors will reveal where heat is leaking out or cold is creeping into your home, and it prioritizes the use of high quality windows and siding materials that you need to protect your home and loved ones from the Colorado winter elements like cold, snow, and ice. You’ll feel warmer inside and you’ll notice an improvement on your heating and energy bills at a time of year when money management matters.
Ease of outdoor access.
Because life moves outside in the summer months, there is more to coordinate and navigate during summertime siding replacement projects. From social gatherings and kids’ bikes on the lawn, to beautiful landscaping that you’ve invested time and money in, there are more obstacles to clear for home siding projects in the warmer seasons. In the winter, with outdoor living spaces winterized and flowers gone dormant, our crews can easily maneuver your outdoor spaces to get the job done efficiently. Our installation teams are always courteous and conscientious, but by clearing the way of summertime props and plants, winter siding work is quicker and less intrusive.
You’ll love the home you’re in.
Summertime is about getting outside and getting away. You spend time at home, but you’re less focused on bunkering down. In the winter, our activities slow and it’s time to rest in our houses or entertain family and friends in our homes. With the winter holidays and the tendency for hibernation, you’ll want to love your home from the outside in—from when you drive up the street and notice the Christmas lights shining on your new siding, to when you invite your in-laws for a celebration and you know they’ve admired your home on their walk to the front door.
At Bellwether, we are committed to high-quality home exterior work. You should never defer a siding replacement project, and our standards for materials and installation practices are consistent any time of year. Consider scheduling to replace your siding in the winter and enjoy the benefits of a warm, beautiful home.