3 Reasons Winter is a Good Time to Remodel Your Basement
Although cold weather makes for some difficulties, with the restriction of open-air and limitation of work that could be performed outside, it also allows homeowners to take advantage of some very exciting benefits unique to working through the winter months. Here are the three main reasons why we believe a basement remodel is the perfect winter project.
1. Contractor Availability
In the spring and summer months, contractors are constantly busy with multiple projects on the go. But during the winter, contactors may have more time to work with you in planning and designing your project because of their lowered workload.
Not only will the opportunity of acquiring your desired contracting company be more likely, but they will also be able to complete the job in a timelier manner as resource and time constraints during this season start to unwind. It is usually easier for contractors to schedule work in winter months for:
- Painting, tiling, and cabinetry
- Replacing flooring and drywall
- Wiring and updating lighting
- Acquiring permits
The amount of time to obtain said permits can additionally get chopped in half as the city office slows during the winter. If you want the best possible service from a general contractor, you will no doubt receive service above and beyond your expectations during the winter season.
2. Save Money on Material Costs
Winter is the time to look for and take advantage of reduced prices. If you’re remodeling your home, you may be able to purchase materials before manufacturers increase their prices or find closeout prices on certain appliances. Typically, manufacturers may feature special offers in the winter to reduce inventory.
Limited projects, changeover in material inventory, and increased bargaining power with suppliers can have a trickle-down effect on your wallet. Depending on many factors, a winter renovation could be substantially cheaper.
3. Have Your Home Ready For Spring
While some homeowners will wait until spring to remodel because of concerns about dust, fumes and areas for staging the work, current technologies and clean-up methods do control these problems. Fans with negative pressure, plastic zip doors, and sealing off heat ducts with a filter will contain dust, debris, and fumes to the work area.
If you’re looking to sell your home, spring is normally when the housing market heats up. A winter renovation can help to have your home ready for early entry and avoidance of the rush of a springtime renovation. Adding extra value to your home prior to a spring listing will add interest to potential buyers, and may help you sell your home faster.
Empire Construction Group
If you’re searching for a dedicated team of contractors, look no further. Empire Construction Group is here to help ensure you get the results you deserve for your basement remodel this winter.
In addition to providing exceptional services, access to professional contractors and affordable prices, Empire Construction Group also provides new customers with dozens of quality references to provide additional peace of mind to all customers we serve. Call us today for a free consultation.