For most people, the winter season isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about building a home addition. However, you might be surprised to know that not only are home additions possible during this season, there are certain advantages to doing so. In this blog, roofing contractor V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, Inc. shares how this is possible.
Home Additions In Winter
Frozen ground and dry air provides the best condition for laying the groundwork on home additions, including in-law suites (also known as “granny flats”) and detached garages. One of the challenges of building a new house during warm and humid seasons is digging through muddy ground. Humid air also slows down the curing process for concrete.
Working with a knowledgeable remodeling contractor is important when starting a home addition—or any kind or remodeling project, for that matter—during winter. Certain building products are not designed to be installed during winter, while others, usually roofing materials, may require a different installation method depending on the season.
There are certain advantages to having your home addition built in winter:
- You Get a Jumpstart on the Project — Home additions can take several weeks, even months, to finish. Getting the foundation and framing is done, your home addition will be protected from rainy days during springtime.
- You Get to Cherry Pick Your Remodeler and Schedule — Late spring to early fall is a busy period for most contractors, which means you’re less likely to hire the contractor that you want during that time. Such is not the case during winter; you can pick just about any project start date with the contractor that you want, and chances are, you’ll get it.
- You Won’t Be Rushing During Summer — If your home serves as the beacon for summer gatherings with your friends and family, you can have your home addition finished well ahead of time. You won’t have any problem accommodating guests or family members staying overnight, perhaps even a day or two.