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Siding vs. Windows: Which Should You Replace First?

Window and siding replacement are projects that will boost your home’s energy efficiency and protection against the elements. They are also great for increasing your property’s curb appeal and value. When planning these home improvements, people usually ask which they should accomplish first. 

Keep reading to find out whether to replace your siding or windows first. 

Windows vs. Siding

Experts usually recommend replacing windows along with siding. However, if you can only do one at a time, you can expect professionals to suggest completing the window replacement first. This route lets them do the capping around the windows before the siding installation. 

After replacing your windows, you will notice a significant improvement in your indoor comfort. Modern, energy-efficient windows feature at least two panes of glass with insulating gas or air between them. They excel at keeping conditioned air indoors and preventing outdoor air from entering your living space. As a result, your HVAC system will achieve your desired temperature without consuming as much energy. 

What Happens When You Replace Your Siding First?

There’s more to replacing windows than the installation itself. When you replace siding before windows, the capping of the existing windows will likely suffer damage. That means your contractor would have to redo the capping again during window replacement. If you prioritize window replacement, you won’t need to have the capping done twice. 

Moreover, the moisture barrier beneath the siding would need to be replaced when getting new windows. It involves removing and reinstalling the newly replaced siding, which could add to the project’s labor cost. The more windows you are getting, the higher this cost will be. 

Enjoy savings on your monthly utility bill by investing in energy-efficient windows. At Renewal by Andersen® of Atlanta, we install high-quality windows in a wide selection of styles. Call us at (404) 491-0124 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.

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May 25, 2016

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