Summer is considered the most popular season for home remodelling since the days are long and sunny. That being said, there are many advantages to completing some projects during the winter. There’s also the potential to save money on contractors for bigger home improvement projects during the winter. Builders and Contractors are busiest in spring and summer, meaning these home improvement pros may be looking for more work when the cold weather rolls in.
So, we discuss here summer home improvements set up for winter:-
Similar to how cold, dry air affects adhesive for flooring, the winter environment creates ideal conditions for paint, which dries faster than during the more humid months. Manufacturers typically offer lower prices on paint during the winter, saving you money. Because professional painters have fewer jobs in the winter, paint manufacturers are said to offer the best deals on their products from late fall to winter. Painters who do it themselves can benefit from these low prices as well, making this one of the top winter DIY home projects to tackle this year. Not only is the material less expensive in the winter, but there is less moisture and humidity in the air when it is cold outside.
This is a great option if you want to stay warm while saving money on your energy bills. Not sure where to begin? Consider starting with your attic, crawl space, or basement to fortify your home against the harsh winter weather.
The roof is the primary source of heat loss within a home, so make sure the insulation in your loft or attic is in good condition and in sufficient supply.When temperatures drop below freezing, a well-insulated home means lower utility bills and cozier evenings.
Remove Dying Trees
If you have a problematic tree on your property, you may be able to save money by having it removed in the winter, particularly in February and March. The colder ground also makes winter tree removal advantageous. Because frozen ground keeps nearby vegetation in place, removal is less disruptive to the environment. Before the heavy snow and dangerous ice arrive, make sure to trim and remove any older, dying trees in your yard. Sure, if you’re dealing with larger trees that are sick or dying, you might have to pay for a professional service.
Install Hardwood Flooring
The colder, drier winter months are ideal for installing new hardwood flooring. Dry air prevents gapping in newly installed boards, and lower humidity reduces the risk of water damage. Furthermore, the winter air will reduce the drying time for any adhesive used in the installation.
As an added bonus, new wood flooring is more insulating than older worn flooring.
Maintain Heating System
During the winter, your heating system definitely deserves some TLC. Keep an eye on your boiler’s water levels to ensure they don’t fall too low, and check and replace the heating system filters. If you have pets, someone in your household has allergies or a respiratory condition, you smoke, you live in a windy area, or you occasionally use a fireplace, you should change them at least once a month.