Winter Home Remodeling & Addition Projects: Benefits & Considerations
It is commonly known that the majority of construction and remodel jobs are done in the spring and summer. But what you may not know is that the wintertime is great for more than snowball fights and the holiday season. Not only can home remodeling projects be accomplished in the winter but in some cases, the wintertime may be the best time of year to take advantage of certain benefits. Here is an informational guide to help you better understand the advantages of home remodeling in the wintertime and how to make any project work, even in the harshest of seasons.
Benefits of Wintertime Remodeling & Addition Projects
There Are Fewer Conflicts with Contractors’ Scheduling or Availability
Spring and summer are the busiest times of the year for contractors and builders of all types. The warmer weather makes a great environment for home remodels, but that also means you are competing with other homeowners for your contractors’ time and availability. Your building team doesn’t have as much time to add your project in their schedule. During a winter home remodel, your builders are more available and the project may go quicker, simply because they are less busy and able to dedicate more time to your project.
The Legal Elements Move Quicker in a Slower Season
Much like your building and design team, the wintertime is also slower for the departments who process your required paperwork and permits. With a slower season, local government and municipality departments can process your requests faster and more efficiently. And when it comes to major projects, the wintertime also proves slow for inspectors, so moving from stage-to-stage of your remodel will also take less time.
You’ll Never Be Disappointed with Great Supply Availability
With fewer contractors and construction teams buying supplies, wintertime supply & demand could prove better for your selection process and wallet. As springtime begins, suppliers begin driving up prices due to basic economic principles since there is limited product availability. You can buy those same supplies and materials before the busier season and you’ll not only have a better selection and availability, but also you’ll save some money too. With more to choose from and at a better price, buying off season supplies really are beneficial for winter remodels.
Cold-Weather Remodeling: Common Problems Solved
How Can You Air-Out the Home from Fumes and Dust?
You may think that a wintertime home remodel would be hard because the cold requires you to keep windows and doors shut. But just like during warmer weather, your contractors and building team can use tarps to protect your home and prepare a plan for fumes and dust by using proper ventilation.
Will Winterized Building Materials work for in the Summertime?
When it comes to spring and summer remodels, you have to consider shifting and expanding of materials. Certain types of woods and other natural materials used in the building process may shift or shrink once it gets cold out. When you remodel in the wintertime, however, these natural materials are already naturally-winterized and the risk of shifting drastically decreases.
What About Bigger Remodel Jobs? What’s Possible in the Wintertime?
The ground may be too hard for foundation work or anything that requires expansion at the ground level, but there’s plenty of home remodeling jobs that can be accomplished in the wintertime. Bigger jobs like replacing windows and doors, moving walls, kitchen remodels and building your home upwards are all possible during the winter.
The wintertime may bring cold and snow, but that doesn’t mean your home remodel projects need to come to a halt. Here at Factor, we specialize in helping you build your dream home during any season. Contact our professional, knowledgeable staff today for a free design consultation.