Can I Update my Exterior in the Winter?
Homeowners often believe that renovations have to wait until spring once the leaves fall and holiday decorations go up. But that simply isn’t the case – especially in our region where winters are temperate and work can continue year-round.
Winter actually is the perfect time to get your exterior project rolling while taking advantage of the slower building season. Not only can you take advantage of openings in a contractor’s schedule, but a project may also benefit from the following:
- Lower costs for materials that typically are in high demand in the summer.
- Faster permit approvals since governmental agencies have less volume.
- Your availability, as this will assist contractors in getting your input faster.
From necessary repairs such as roofing, to wish list items like porticos, winter is the perfect time to make investments in the curb appeal of your home.
Homeowners tend to defer roof maintenance until there is a leak or storm damage – when it’s too late! A new roof can have a surprisingly large impact on the overall look of your home, not to mention provide protection of the structure and everything – and everyone – inside. A new roof can be installed in the winter months, and crews can execute the work to minimize heat loss during the project.
If the siding on your home has been installed for many years, it most likely doesn’t include technology that prevents fading like today’s products. Siding is not only cosmetic, but it provides a vital barrier between the outdoor elements and your family, all the while improving curb appeal. Siding work can be tackled in the winter months, giving your house a crisp exterior that will endure many seasons to come.
Windows & Doors
Sometimes there’s nothing like the draft of winter air slipping through windows and doors to remind you of a need to upgrade. And while you may shiver at the thought of your entire home being open to the elements all at once, contractors are much more efficient when replacing doors and windows to minimize inconvenience. Similar to having proper roofing and siding installed, windows and doors will reduce energy costs and provide immediate comfort to your family.
Insurance Claims & Maintenance
Winter storms can wreak havoc on the exterior of any home. And should your home take the brunt of a storm, you can fully address the repairs in the winter instead of patching the issues until spring. Our team works with insurance agencies to assess, file a claim, and completely address the damage. Winter also is a great time to address maintenance tasks that you have been putting off so they don’t become more significant issues in the future.
Take advantage of the winter months to get your home in tip-top shape and ready for spring. Not only will you enhance your home’s curb appeal, but also boost energy efficiency. Increase the value of your home, lower your energy bills, and get a jump on the new year when you tackle exterior remodeling projects this winter.