Just because it's the winter, it doesn't mean that your home renovation dreams can't come true. When you book a renovation in the winter, despite our crew being extra careful on the slippery driveways of Niagara, there are actually many perks to booking off-season!
We Work Faster
That's right. Summer can slow everyone down. While we always aim to be as efficient as possible, summer does mean that we require a little extra hydration and tire more quickly. We're human! For projects that involve a lot of heavy lifting, that elbow grease is best-used when it's a little colder, or when we've recently bought a new pack of water bottles.
In addition to the physical impacts of heat, there are also seasons to contracting and construction services. Many people prefer to buy/sell homes in the spring and summer, from April through to September before the kids go back to school. As you'd expect, these purchases often come with renovation dreams and changes to be made before move-in day. The summer is the busiest season, which means that booking in the winter naturally has a quicker turnaround time for your project. When you book in the winter, you'll more-than-likely have your project start sooner.
The hardest part about building or renovating in the winter is the ground. The ground can freeze and become increasingly hard to dig. Manual digging, such as that required for egress windows can be almost impossible. Foundation or open-space digging away from your home with machinery is easier, and still possible during most of the winter!
We usually see deck projects come through in the summer when people are starting to get back outdoors. While we have built decks and outdoor structures during the winter, we'd recommend doing it in the summer. This is because the wood will settle best in the temperatures that are more common in the summer, and we avoid digging into the ground when the temperatures fall.
The one thing that is best (and only possible) in the winter: snow removal. This is a service that is new to J&S this year, as we've added a plow to our toolkit! Contact us to book snow removal for 2019!
There isn't an indoor project that we can think of that we haven't worked on in the winter! The cooler season doesn't prohibit much when it comes to indoor renovations like bathroom and kitchen renovations, cabinets, wall demolitions, floor installations and almost anything else, the sky is the limit! Whether we're working on a new build or an existing home renovation, having the structure around us makes working in even the coldest climates, like here in Niagara, a breeze.
Here are some examples of interior projects:
If you're ready to get started on your renovation project this winter season, reach out! We're always happy to provide a free quote and stop by to see what you're working with!
Insights from the front lines, J&S is here to help make your projects run smoothly as both a resource a construction company.