Why I tend to work in the sun when repairing siding.
No it's not that I'm working on my California tan, I would do that at the beach or poolside. Tearing off rotten wood siding in the heat is not the best choice for leisurely getting that golden tan. There is a much more important reason.
The damage to wood siding is often the result of the sun, wind and rain beating on the building. The weather can do a lot of damage over time but it is especially true on the sun side of the home. This is going to be true no matter where you are, but in Sacramento the south side of the building is likely to be the worst when it comes to bad siding.
Looking at homes that are neglected, we see it in the most severe stages. It can happen in well maintained homes too, the weather takes its toll. This is the side of the home that needs to be watched most.
So it's not that I particularly want to be working in the sun all day (these summer temps are rising), but that is where the damage is. Knowing this, you should take a look at your own home, paying greater attention to the side that gets the most sunshine during the year.