From a huge, multi-stage remodeling project to a minor remodeling update to the kitchen, the time of year you choose for your remodeling plan can influence the outcome of the project, as well as the overall price.
Like most industries, there are times of the year that are popular for various remodeling projects. Sometimes you can schedule a project during the off-season and get a discounted rate, but not all types of remodeling are appropriate for every season.
Is Remodeling Houses in the Winter a Good Idea?
The busiest season for home improvement is usually when the weather is most accommodating for that type of project. For example, you probably won't arrange to have a new roof installed in the winter if you live in a snowy area unless it's an emergency.
Interestingly, however, there are times of the year when it makes sense to remodel or renovate that don't take place in the spring or summer. For example, an article from U.S. News & World Report suggests winter is the best time of year to paint the walls.
"Your biggest concern when it comes to a quality indoor paint job is humidity – so if you're in the middle of a humid summer, it'll take longer for a room to dry, and it will dry unevenly. If you're worried about humidity levels inside, paint your interior rooms during the winter, when the air is driest."
According to further information shared in the article, winter is also an appropriate time for electrical work because it's not a big season for such work, and you can often save money during the slow season.
Similarly, you might want to consider getting deck work done in the winter. Even if you don't live in a snowy area and are a resident of a low-elevation or coastal area near the Pacific, your deck installation may fare better when the sun isn't as intense, such as in the winter.
When to Undertake a Major Remodeling Project
According to an article published on Angie's List, you may experience significant competition during the spring.
"Spring is traditionally home building season, not only because consumers are finding the money to do projects, but also because it's the time we start to come out of winter hibernation and want something new."
The busy season for construction is similar across the nation even though some places never see snow and barely see temperatures dip below 60 degrees in their southern regions (like Florida and Texas).
If you're particularly worried about the cost of your remodeling project, scheduling your work in the off-season can help you squeeze your budget, but it's important to make sure the work is done at a time that will offer the best overall results.
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