Why You Should Remodel Your Home during the Winter
Many people think summer is the only time you can remodel your home. While some exterior remodeling projects are better suited for the summer, most exterior remodeling projects (and interior ones too) should be done during the winter and here’s why!
It’s no secret that exterior remodeling projects are extremely popular in the summer. By the time hotter weather rolls around, it seems like everyone is repainting the outside of their home, adding a pool to their backyard, and expanding their deck. This makes it extremely difficult to hire a qualified and renowned contractor. Overall, you don’t have the luxury of meeting with your contractor and working alongside them on a passion project that will turn your house into your dream home. But in the winter, contractors are less busy. So, it’s easier for them to devote the necessary time to your exterior remodeling.
Here’s a little secret: manufacturers beef up prices in hotter seasons. Yes, you read that right. That means the same material could cost you almost twice as much in the summer than it would if you bought it during the winter. So, take advantage of cheaper prices and get your remodeling done during the colder months!
Many people are concerned about remodeling the interior of their home during the winter because of clean-up. After all, dust, fumes, and other construction residue will interfere with your health and home during winter because you won’t have the luxury of opening doors and windows and using fans, right? Wrong. In reality, contractors have developed new clean-up methods that enable them to safely and effectively get rid of any dust, fumes, and residue. These new cleaning technologies actually make it easier to clean-up construction sites in the winter than in the summer.
Just like contractors, government agencies are typically freer in the winter than they are in the summer. So, if you need any permits to remodel your home, you can expect to obtain them quickly and efficiently instead of waiting around for them like you would have to do in the summer.
Many people tend to take longer vacations in the winter than they do in the summer. If you regularly take a long vacation in the winter, consider schedule your remodeling for that time. After all, if you’re on vacation while your home is being remodeled, you won’t have to worry about living in a construction zone. And when you return from your vacation, you can be surprised by your newly remodeled home.