Summer is a great way to renovate your home as the kids are playing in the pool or that warm and colorful curb appeal comes to mind. But have you thought about renovating your home in the winter? Probably not. Most renovations to homes are done in the summer because of that nice warm weather and maybe some ice tea during your break, right? Well you’ll be surprised to hear that having a renovation in the winter will save you time and money. Here are some reasons why that is possible.
When you are wanting to renovate your bathroom, kitchen, or any other spot in your house, most contractors are more available in the winter months than in the summer. That’s because the summer time is the busiest time and most of them are booked out for months. During the winter, most contractors are less busy and more likely to have a lot sooner availability.
You may also get more time and attention from your contractor in the winter months. While some might not take on more than what they can do. Sometimes working with one who has, tends to lead to procrastinated schedules and no attention to detail. Doing renovations in the winter might be more beneficial than you thought.
The Cost Can Be Cheaper
Surprisingly some contractors will have seasonal discounts. This is because of the low demand for work and the cost of materials are less expensive this time of year. This could save you more money in return by remodeling or repainting more than one room.
Did you know that winter air is less humid than summer? This is what makes doing renovations like painting a room a lot faster. The winter air can actually make drying time quicker than it would be in the summer, so it helps with getting more than one room painted at a time with a lot less waiting time. Just don’t leave your windows open to make drying quicker or you’ll end up raising your heating bill.
Yes, you can still paint the exterior of your home during the winter time as well. Because of the colder temperatures, it makes the paint chill. Your contractor will start painting in the late morning when it’s a little bit warmer, then by night the cold air will chill the paint and be dry by the next morning. As long as the paint job is done during the day, you won’t have to worry about the drying time.
So doing renovations or painting your home doesn’t have to always be in the summer seasons. You can still do any project you like in the winter. It might even be more beneficial to you if you do your painting projects or renovations in the colder months. It will not only save you money, but time and less frustrations with scheduling or making sure the work is done correctly. If you have any questions about your next painting project, contact Brush Brother’s today!