There are many reasons why so many homeowners decide to wait until spring before starting any custom home building or remodeling project. After being cooped up all winter, it is nice to be able to get outdoors and start tackling outdoor home projects and inspecting for any damage that winter has caused. The weather that spring brings is very conducive to many home renovations, since the weather is neither too hot nor too cold.
Home additions are a great home project for spring. When the weather gets better, it allows for more time to be spent on the addition, so there are fewer delays in the process. The better weather also generally allows the project to be completed faster, which is more cost-effective for the homeowner. Although home additions can be completed during any month of the year, many homeowners wait until spring. Another popular home remodeling option is to install an enclosed porch or a sun room. You can create a three or four season living area by installing energy efficient windows and putting in the proper amount of insulation.
After all of the snow and ice has melted from your roof, it is a perfect time to have your roof inspected and fixed. There can be extensive winter damage that your roof has suffered from, from cracks caused by ice to fallen tree branches, and it is best to fix this right away. Windows are another area that you should have inspected to make sure there are not any signs of breaching in your windows’ glazing. You will want to have your windows sealed correctly before the hot summer months arrive, to be sure that you do not overpay on air conditioning.
There are also outdoor home projects that are great for the springtime. Laying down an asphalt driveway is best when the temperature and moisture levels are right, in order for it to set properly. If you are planning to add a deck or patio area, spring is the best time to do so. You will want to start construction on this during the spring so it is all ready to go by the time summer rolls around. Another exterior home project is to inspect and make repairs to your siding. Winter brings harsh elements like extreme cold, snow, ice and wind, and these can all give the siding on your home quite a beating. You can have your siding repaired or replaced, and you may consider replacing your siding with new innovative siding selections that are energy efficient.
AIP Custom Builders and Remodeling Contractors is a full service, custom home, home addition and home remodeling company. We specialize in bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling, basement remodeling, room additions, and exterior home renovations. As residential general contractors, we offer all design-build services including upfront architectural input and complete project coordination. We have the local experience and knowledge you want for your home remodeling and home building experience.