Winter isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind when considering a home addition. It might come as a surprise that not only is home addition installation possible during winter, there are advantages to having one built this season. In this blog, roof replacement company Exterior Qualities Home Improvement discusses why you should consider having a home addition built this winter.
Home Additions In Winter
Frozen soil and dry air is ideal for laying the foundations for home additions, as well as houses in general. One of the challenges of building a new house during warm seasons is digging through moist soil. High humidity levels also slow down the curing process of concrete, which can be critical if the foundations are poured instead of pre-built slabs. During winter, none of these is a problem.
Not all home renovation contractors are trained to build home additions in winter, which is why it is important to make sure that you’re hiring one who knows how to do such remodeling work in winter. Working on frozen ground requires skill, precision, and the use of the right tools. Your contractor should also know which building product to use, as not all of them are designed for use in cold environments. Others, such as asphalt shingles, may require a different installation method when it’s cold.
Advantages of Winter Home Addition Installation
In addition to the aforementioned favorable soil conditions, another advantage of a winter home addition installation is that you get your home addition finished ahead of everybody else. If your home happens to be the family gathering place for barbecues and Thanksgiving dinners, you’ll have space for overnight guests.
Also, remodeling contractors are not as busy during the winter season. You can virtually cherry pick your remodeler and the schedule. If you already have a remodeler that you trust, then great; if not, you can take the time vetting your choices, and have better chances in hiring the one at the top of your list.
Exterior Qualities Home Improvement is your leading provider of roof repair and other remodeling services. Give us a call at (419) 779-6566 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Sylvania, OH, and nearby areas.