If your home is in need of both siding and roofing, you may be wondering which you should replace first. For some contractors, the simple answer is roofing, because it protects your house. Some say siding is more important to install first because it needs to go on before the roofing. Others prefer to install the roofing first and then the siding.
As a homeowner which do you choose? The real answer to this question depends on several factors, such as the current condition of your roof and siding, your budget, and your priorities.
Should You Replace Your Roof First?
If your roof is leaking or showing signs of significant damage, it may be a higher priority to replace it than your siding. A damaged roof can lead to water infiltration, which can cause further damage to your home’s structure, including your siding. In this case, it’s essential to repair or replace your roof as soon as possible to prevent any further damage. New, energy-efficient roofing, along with the proper amount of attic insulation, can save you money on energy bills.
Should You Replace Your Siding First?
On the other hand, if your siding is worn or outdated, it may be more visible and affect your home’s curb appeal, making it your first choice for remodeling. Damaged or missing siding can also lead to water infiltration. In those cases, it’s important that you repair or replace the siding as soon as you can to avoid additional damage to your home. If you’re looking to improve your home’s appearance, you may want to prioritize replacing your siding. Additionally, new siding can also provide better insulation, which can improve your home’s energy efficiency and lower your utility bills.
There are some contractors that suggest that the roof needs to be installed first so that it doesn’t damage the siding installation. There are other contractors who would prefer to install the siding first for the same reason. Using the same company to replace both your siding and roofing maximizes any installation warrantees and helps to insure that both your roof and siding are properly installed together.
Should You Replace Siding and Roofing at the Same Time?
You may discover that replacing your siding and roofing at the same time is the best answer. Your house is only under construction one time, and there’s a certain amount of time and money savings when doing both. You’ll save more in energy bills, and you also don’t need to worry about the new siding installation being installed improperly at the roof or vice versa. With financing and payment options available, there are compelling reasons to complete both projects at the same time.
So, Which to Replace First?
Ultimately, the decision on whether to remodel your roof or siding first depends on your individual situation. It may be helpful to consult with a professional contractor or home renovation expert to assess the condition of your roof and siding and provide you with tailored recommendations based on your needs and priorities.
Trust Volpe Enterprises for Your Siding and Roofing Needs
Volpe Enterprises, Inc. has been specializing in roofing for over 50 years. We can give you an honest assessment of your roof and siding and advise you on which project you should start first or if there’s an advantage to doing both. Contact us to schedule a free consultation. Have other questions about your roofing and siding? Call us.