If you’ve spent even one winter in Massachusetts, you know that the season can be extreme. From frigid temperatures that last for weeks to snowfall that makes driving difficult and parking on the streets in the city nearly impossible.
These winter conditions are why some homeowners wait until spring to start on their home renovations—but there are some projects that are fine to begin while the snow yet falls. Since winter is not the most popular time of year for remodeling, you may find scheduling the work is easier and you might even enjoy lower pricing or special offers.
What Kinds of Winter Renovations are Best?
The renovations that make the most sense during the winter are interior projects such as kitchen or bathroom remodeling. You’ll find that contractors aren’t booked so far out, so you will likely get your project completed more quickly than you would during a busier season.
If snow is in the forecast, try to have an interior space set aside—a garage will work—where the installers can stage the items needed for the installation.
What about a Window Replacement?
You might be surprised to hear that window replacement professionals are able to complete window installations in winter using cold-weather procedures to minimize heat loss. Is winter the ideal time for new windows? Yes and no. Obviously, doing the project in warmer weather has some advantages, but you may be able to save money on the installation by choosing an off-season installation date.Plus, you’ll enjoy an entire winter season of lower heating bills—and in Massachusetts those savings can be significant.
Schedule Your Winter Renovations Today
While roofing and siding are projects best left until spring, there are many home renovations that can be completed even in the midst of a harsh New England winter. Contact Vista Home Improvement today for more information or to schedule a free, in-home estimate. If you’re going to be stuck at home because of snow, you might as well be enjoying some quality home improvements!