Just because winter is here doesn’t mean you need to halt your home improvement projects. These projects are perfect for this time of year.
There is no doubt that summer time is the most popular for most remodeling projects. Thanks to this, contractors tend to have a lot of downtime during the winter. This means they have greater availability and lower rates, which saves any homeowner valuable time and money.
We shouldn’t embark on any old project in the winter though. Some improvements are better suited for the cool months than others are. Here are four ways you can tackle common home issues this summer.
Install hardwood flooring
Have you been thinking about installing hardwood floors for a while? Winter introduces the perfect weather conditions for new hardwood floors.
As the arm becomes dry, you are less likely to experience any gapping between newly laid boards. The decreased humidity also decreases your chances of experiencing any water damage. Finally, any adhesive used during the installation faces a quicker dry time due to the air quality.
Hardwood floors add value to your home. Whether you are replacing carpet or old floors, you guaranteed to have a fresh new look. New wood floors also increase insulation so your home feels just a little more cozy.
Enhance your home’s insulation
Insulating before the weather turns harsh could save you big on your electric bill. The benefits of increased insulation continue past the winter and into the summer, too. The most common areas in need of insulation are typically attics, basements or crawl spaces.
Before you make adjustments, though, you’re best off having your home evaluated by a professional. Experts can accurately pinpoint the areas of your house which are surrendering the most amount of energy. That way, you’ll get the most out of your improvements.
Renovate a Bathroom
This is an excellent project once the winter months have arrived. If you’ve grown used to cracked or moldy fixtures, now may be the time to replace them. This can have also have the benefit of adding to your bathrooms efficiency if the new models are a drastic improvement.
Also, for reasons similar to the addition of hardwood floor, laying new tiles is easier when the weather is cooler. It may be a bit of a commitment, but a simple tile project can reinvigorate your bathroom.
Remodel the basement
One of the reasons remodeling isn’t too popular during the winter is because many projects expose the interior to the elements. Instead of getting a new roof, then, it makes sense to turn your attention toward your basement.
There are several benefits to remodeling a basement in the winter. Since it is underground, almost all of the work can be done inside. Additionally, rates are lower and contractor availability is greater, meaning installation are cheaper and quicker than any other time of year.
Whatever your remodeling needs, we’d love the opportunity to lend a hand. Since 1985, we’ve made it our goal to provide excellent and honest customer-service. If you are in need of professional input, please don’t hesitate to contact us!