The peak season for renovations during this season is between May and July. This is because contractors and window and door companies aren’t busy, and the weather isn’t too hot or too cold. A majority of homeowners prioritize home improvement and remodel projects for the long, sunny days of spring and summer. While this does make a lot of sense, that doesn’t mean you can’t get just as much done in the offseason! Fall especially can be a great time to start minor and major renovations to your space alike.
Here are a few of the benefits of having your remodeling work completed in the fall:
During the spring and summer, it seems like there’s a concert, graduation party, wedding, or family vacation around every corner. When summer dies down, and the quiet days of fall set in, there are fewer distractions and inconveniences to affect your home renovation process. As kids and teachers go back to school, there are usually fewer people in the house and the surrounding neighborhood, making it easier for your contractors to complete their work quickly.
Because fall typically is slower for the remodeling industry, many contractors have less work. As a result, you’re more likely to find lower rates this time of year. The decrease in demand often makes materials cheaper as well, bringing your total cost down even further. Plus, with fewer clients, contractors are better able to accommodate your schedule.
You’ll be spending a lot of time indoors in the coming months, so what better time is there to focus on transforming your home interior into the ideal winter haven? Remodel and redecorate now, so you can enjoy the cozy home you’ve always wanted by the time the snow starts to fall. Fall renovations will also help get your space in tip-top shape for hosting holiday guests!
Contracting work can take longer when you have to work around the scorching summer heat or freezing winter temperatures and snow. The temperature, humidity levels, and overall conditions of fall are optimal for the maximum number of workable days and productivity. These factors will also help keep your brand new materials, such as fresh paint or new hardwood floors, in good shape.
Summer may be the peak time for renovations, but if your renovation can be done indoors and doesn’t need warm weather, why not get started?
Trying to figure out when to remodel or renovate your home can be stressful, especially when considering busy schedules, holidays, and weather. Most people tend to think that the warmer months are the best times to complete a remodel. Although that may be true of outdoor projects like re-shingling a roof or repainting your house, there are quite a few benefits to scheduling an indoor renovation during the colder time of year.
Unlike in the summer months, when contractors can be few and far between, you may have an easier time finding a well-qualified professional during colder months. This is because fewer people are in the market for construction work. By waiting until winter, you allow yourself to find the right contractor for you and your project, as opposed to picking the one contractor who is available.
Winter months are considered off-season, and that means it’s a great time to find deals. Contractors tend to have less work booked and are more likely to lower their costs to get jobs. Wintertime sales are a great time to purchase parts and materials prior to manufacturers raising their costs in the spring when newer versions come out, and the demand outweighs the supply.
Because you are remodeling your home in the off-season, not only do you have access to lower-cost items and materials, but there are also more of them in stock. Since fewer people are redoing their bathrooms, kitchens, or living rooms this time of the year, you can allow yourself to be pickier and get the exact make, model, and style of materials that you want and in your price range, too!
A big concern people have about conducting a renovation during colder months is the inability to air out the house to prevent dust build-up, inhaling toxic fumes, and creating a bigger mess. Thanks to current technologies, worry no more! Contractors use industrial fans, block doors with heavy plastic, and seal off heat ducts with a filter to help keep your home and the air you breathe clean.
If you are doing a project that needs your local government’s approval, then the winter months are a perfect time. Just like with contractors’ schedules, there are fewer permit requests coming through zoning and planning board meetings at this time. Officials tend to have more availability to review your proposals and conduct on-site inspections, if necessary.
Sure, summertime is when the kids are off school, but winter is a great time to take the family on a getaway from being cooped up inside the house while your home gets a face-lift. This way, you don’t have to navigate your day-to-day around the remodel and can take some time to relax in a stress-free environment. Plus, your contractor won’t have to worry about working around your schedule, and they’ll be able to get more done in a shorter period of time. And you may even come home to a finished, remodeled house!
Now that you have built a rapport with a contractor, you have first dibs on discussing future projects. That new deck you want to add to the back of the house, the shed you want to be built next to the swingset, or that new siding you’ve wanted for the past ten years, talk to your contractor about estimates now and get your project on the books for when that warmer weather comes around. By doing this, you check off things on your to-do list long before they are on anyone else’s radar, and you won’t have to stress about it once that spring thaw hits and everyone else starts fighting for a contractor.
When it comes to summer construction projects, longer days and more sun make for a faster completion project. However, with any season, there are pros and cons that come with choosing a roof renovation period. And no matter the season, it should never be a project put off too long. Make sure you understand your summer facts as your project begins.
Cooler autumn weather brings with it conditions that are ideal for diving into that remodel you’ve been dreaming about. And there are some pros and cons to renovating in the fall:
You bet they do, and we do tons of remodels during the winter. The summer may be a great time to get outdoor work and cold-season-preparatory work finished, but the winter is an excellent chance to finish up interior remodels.
If you are planning on having a kitchen remodel, master bedroom remodel, or bathroom remodels, winter is often a great time to do it. The off-season may mean your remodeling company will have a smaller workload and be able to dedicate more focus and time to your specific remodeling project.
Here are the pros and cons of remodeling in the winter:
Spring is a season of “freshening up.” We replace soil, plant trees, replace the mulch, clean our sidewalks, and everything else that involves preparing for the summer. The same is true for remodels.
If your home is in need of a remodel for both interior and exterior design elements – windows, doors, patios, decks – spring is a great time to do it. It's the perfect time to prep your house for summer gatherings with family and friends. Spring is the best time to get everything done that will be used in the warm season. Some of the projects that can be efficiently accomplished in spring include window replacements, basement waterproofing and foundation repair, bathroom remodels, basement finishing, and more!
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