Is it really okay to have windows and siding installed in the winter?

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We need it all. Are there any problems I should be concerned about if we install replacement windows and vinyl siding this winter? Michigan—between about 40 and -10 depress, I’m guessing.

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 18, 2017
    I would ask the installer
  • 861650 861650 on Nov 18, 2017
    Colder weather can make vinyl siding crack. I would not have it installed under 50 degrees. However, it is cheaper to install. Don't do it. Fall of they year is a good time to do this. Hot weather can make the vinyl buckle. The windows can be installed any time. The contractor will come out and pre-measure all your windows so they will be ready to install quickly. Shut the door to the room they are working on or tape up some heavy duty plastic. Takes about 15-20 minutes to install a window.
  • 27524803 27524803 on Nov 18, 2017
    A concrete composite siding might be a better option than vinyl... more weather tolerant I would check with HomeAdvisor.com or AngiesList.com to find a reputable contractor... who will give you good advice on when is best to install your siding and windows... the manufacturer of the siding will also be able to give you recommendations on whether or not to do it in winter.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Nov 18, 2017
    Don't do the vinyl in the winter. Back in the eighties I had vinyl put on the house we were in at that time, and by summer it was falling off. My father gave Sears so much grief about the shoddy job that they came and put up all new siding and put on steel for no added cost (hubby was driving truck and not home, so dad called them for me when I showed him what was happening. Windows can be done at any time.
  • William William on Nov 18, 2017
    I agree with Karen and Nancy! Wait for warmer weather for the siding. It can crack in the cold. Widows can be installed anytime. Replacement windows are installed from the inside. Nancy is right. Takes about 15 to 20 minutes per window. Picture window would take longer.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 18, 2017
    again talk to the installer
  • FL FL on Nov 18, 2017
    Yes, the cold coming in while work is being done. if the weather stays dry and snow holds off and the work is done quickly, you should be able to survive it (quickly=1 week). Older or very young people might require special attention during the work period.
  • Charly Charly on Nov 18, 2017
    Sure it's okay to replace your windows in the winter. Just make sure to keep your pets warm.
  • Jean Myles Jean Myles on Nov 18, 2017
    I agree with the others siding should be done in warmer weather
  • Laura Laura on Nov 19, 2017
    Thanks to everyone who’s answered my question. I really appreciate the advice!
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