Wednesday, January 20, 2021 / by Sonya Reiselt
Are you planning on making 2021 the year of the remodel for your home? If this is something you’re planning, there’s no need to wait! Believe it or not, winter in the Lowcountry happens to be the best time of the year for remodeling! Whether you’re looking for a new roof, an interior remodel, or a completely new addition, there are many reasons why January – March is an ideal time to make it happen in the Lowcountry. Here is how and why you should consider remodeling in the winter!
The temperatures are just right.
While it might seem like a backwards concept, the cooler temperatures in the winter are actually ideal for remodeling projects, both inside and out. For starters, the lack of humidity in the air will allow any kind of paint, cement or glue to dry more easily. Also, materials are more likely to set at night due to the cooler weather. This is ideal for any project that involves concrete, plaster and insulation! Aside from the lack of humidity, the temperatures alone are more favorable for any outdoor labor. While contractors might be used to working outdoors in the Lowcountry summer heat, this can be difficult for any homeowner trying to accomplish a DIY outside project. Utilizing the cooler winter months will surely aid you in accomplishing all of your 2021 outdoor goals!
There’s a lower risk due to storms.
Did you know that the leading cause for construction and remodeling projects to be postponed is weather? And, unfortunately, this happens all too often. While we all know that it can rain year-round in the Lowcountry, winter is surely the driest of the seasons. This is another reason why it’s the optimal time of the year to get any outdoor remodeling done. With a lesser likelihood of rain and other forms of precipitation, remodeling projects, especially those outdoors, are sure to get done more vigilantly. The less rain, the less likely contractors will cancel!
There’s an increase in availability.
Even though the winter months are considered the best time of the year for remodeling and construction on your home, it is still considered to be the “off-season” for contractors and various other professionals. This puts the homeowner at a big advantage! For starters, as the client, you’ll find yourself having a much easier time coordinating both your schedule and your desired timeline with the contractor you decide to hire. And don’t forget about lower costs! Due to it being the “off-season”, you can be assured that you will get the best rates of the year for all of your projects.
Life is less busy in the winter.
Winter is also the best time to get remodeling done both inside and outside of the house because, generally, life is less likely to get in the way. Typically, families take less vacation and the kids’ extra-curricular aren’t as overwhelming. Also, the kids are in school so they won’t need to utilize the space under construction as much as they would in the summer months.
So, whether you’re hoping to revamp your landscaping, add on that much needed extra bed and bath or you need to upgrade your driveway and roof, consider utilizing these winter months to give your home the upgrades it deserves! Before you know it, summer will be here and you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor!