Dreaming of a Winter Remodelling Project? Here Are 5 Reasons to Start
There’s just something about the springtime that gets people thinking about home renovations and remodelling. Maybe all that spring cleaning reveals areas you’d like to spruce up. But as the old saying goes, don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today—especially when you can reap the benefits of a winter remodelling project.
At first glance, winter might not seem like the best time to start a home remodel. It’s likely you’ll be spending more time indoors, and you might even be hosting family over the holidays. But there are many hidden benefits of a winter home remodel that make this a great time to get started. Here are our top five.
1. It’s easier to find a great contractor
Spring and summer are peak seasons for home remodelling contractors, which can make it difficult to find one you like. You can beat the rush by scheduling your project during the winter months, when everyone else is still snoozing by the fire. Rather than making a dozen calls to find a single contractor who’s available, you’ll be able to look at their work and decide which one is right for you.
2. It might be finished sooner
Since it’s unlikely that your contractor will be busy in the winter, they’ll be able to start your project sooner and complete the work more efficiently. You might even find that the project is completed ahead of schedule. When spring arrives, you’ll be ready to get out there and enjoy the warmer weather, knowing that your remodel is finished while others are still stressed out about getting started.
3. It can save you money
Spring is a pricey time for a remodel. Lumber, windows, appliances, and more can be subject to spring price hikes. But as the weather grows colder and manufacturers gear up for holiday shopping events like Black Friday and end-of-year closeouts, you’ll often find that remodelling projects require less tightening of the purse strings. You can put the money you save toward your next dream project instead!
4. It may be easier to get a permit
Contractors aren’t the only people who have more free time during the winter months. With fewer people applying for permits than in spring or summer, you might find your permit is approved quicker, meaning work can get started sooner rather than later.
5. Some projects are easier in winter
Winter is often less humid than other seasons, making it easier for some projects to be completed. This includes laying hardwood floors and basement remodelling.
Winter is also a great time to replace insulation. This can help keep your energy bills low while ensuring your home remains toasty no matter how chilly it gets outside.
And if you prefer to spend your winter in warmer climes, most contractors are happy to get the work done while you and your family are on vacation. By the time you get back, you’ll be able to enjoy the results—and you won’t have to live with the disruption in my meantime.
‘Tis the season to start a home remodelling project! We’d love to help. To find out more or receive a free estimate, contact us today.