While it might seem like starting a home remodeling project during the winter is a bad idea, there are distinct advantages to doing the work during the colder months. Here’s our list of reasons why winter might be the best time to get started on your project.
The Construction Industry Slows Down
It’s true that during the winter months the construction industry slows down. If you have the time during your busy personal schedule, you may be able to start your home remodeling project sooner than anticipated due to open schedules.
In addition to this, many homeowners tend to use the money they receive from gifts and spring tax refunds to pay for the work they would like completed. This is another reason why the construction industry sees an increase in business in the spring!
You Might Get A Better Deal
Black Friday, holiday sales, and New Year’s sales could ensure that you get a better price on the materials needed to complete your renovations. You’ll also avoid any price increases due to new products that are released in the spring.
Permits Often Arrive Faster
Does your project require a permit? When the construction industry slows down so does the work for the permit offices. This means that you are likely to see a faster turn around when filing for your permit!
What Are The Best Types Of Home Remodeling Projects To Start During The Winter?
Although it generally depends on your home’s location and the type of winter weather you are experiencing, the following are typically the best types of construction projects to tackle during winter months:
- Interior Painting
- Installing New Flooring
- Electrical Work
- Building A Deck
- Remodeling A Basement
- Remodeling A Kitchen
- Remodeling A Bathroom
That being said, don’t rule out projects like adding an addition – it is possible to lay foundation during colder months if the weather cooperates.
While many outdoor projects may have to be delayed during poor weather, many winter months have weeks with mild weather, making it possible to get the work completed.
Which Home Projects Should Be Avoided During The Winter?
These are the projects that you should consider avoiding during the colder months of the year:
- Exterior Painting
- Roofing (unless you have an emergency)
- Installing Windows
- Replacing Siding
- Replacing Gutters
Not only will the cold weather cause potential issues with the supplies being used, but the reality is also that doing this type of work during winter weather can be dangerous for the construction workers doing the job.
Make Your Home Remodel Your Holiday Gift!
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for yourself and your loved ones, consider making your home an even more enjoyable space by doing the remodeling work you’ve been wishing for. There’s nothing better than a cozy and happy home during the holidays!
The team at Murtagh Construction wants to wish you and your loved ones a very happy holiday!