Most people will tell you that the spring and summer is the best time to tackle most home remodeling projects. In many cases, they’d be right. However, there are a few home remodeling projects that are actually better to do in the winter as opposed to other times of the year. We are going to go over five remodeling projects you may want to consider this winter.
There are multiple benefits that come with basement remodeling during the winter. One of them being, since basements are underground, you’ll be sure that you’re working inside and not exposed to the harsh elements. The same goes for your home, you aren’t exposing your home and belongings to the cold like you would be doing during a job such as re-shingling or repairing your roof. Basement remodeling during the winter could also save you some money! Winter is normally a slow time of the year for many contractors. Often times, they will be more likely to negotiate pricing. Keep that in mind the next time your thinking about doing some basement remodeling during the winter.
As the days get colder and colder, you will start to notice how well your home’s insulation is working. During this time, it may be a good idea to add to your existing insulation, insulate non-insulated areas, or sometimes even re-insulate troubled areas. Heating a home is very expensive. Don’t drive your heating cost up due to poor or non-existing insulation. Have your home inspected by a professional before taking on this task. A professional will be able to tell you if you need to insulate whole areas or find area’s that could use re-insulation. The cost of new insulation will quickly pay for itself with the savings you will make on your heating bill.
Trim and Crown Molding
If you’re looking to receive a more finished, luxurious look to your home, trim-work in certain rooms is a great way to add appeal and value to your home. One of the most desired features in homes for home buyers is crown molding and chair rails. With no humidity to interfere with the settling of the molding, winter is a perfect time to get these things done. It’s also a good winter project because not only is the weather perfect, it’s a job that you can do inside where it’s nice and warm!
Not everyone is switching to the easily maintainable laminate flooring. Many people still like real hard wood floors. If you’re thinking about adding new wood flooring to your home, you might want to wait until the winter. By doing so, you will ensure that whoever is installing your flooring will have an easier time during installation. With winter comes dry air. When there is a lack of humidity in the air, you wont see gaping of the boards due to high moisture. Any adhesive used in the installation of your wood floors will also be able to dry quick with less humidity. If you want a beautiful wood floor that you will love for years to come, think about waiting until the winter to get it done.
Indoor Lighting and Ceiling Fans
Have you noticed rooms in your home that may seem dark? Or rooms that could use some better lighting to bring them back to life? You could be in need of increasing the heating and cooling efficiency of your home. Adding new lighting fixtures or ceiling fans is a great project to take on during the winter months. By upgrading your lighting fixtures and adding efficient ceiling fans, you’ll save money on heating and cooling cost while also increasing the value of your home.
If you’re thinking about tackling any of these projects this winter, consider giving ASJ a call. ASJ is one of the finest construction/remodeling companies in the southern Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. We have multiple teams that specialize in the talked about services above. For all of your construction and remodeling needs, give ASJ a call.
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