Even though the weather outside might be cold, it does not mean you should put off condo renovations and remodeling projects until spring. What many people do not realize, is the winter months are one of the best times of year to schedule indoor projects to get them done and out of the way. If you are DIY type of person, there’s always the potential for having plenty of time indoors to work on the projects gradually; come spring, when everyone else is starting their renovations, you’ll be enjoying your time outdoors while others are stuck inside!
Winter work has further benefits if you aren’t the hands on type of individual; In fact, finding a contractor to work on remodeling and renovation projects is much easier to source during winter months. This season is generally a slow time of year for contractors. They often have an excess amount of time to devote, which can make them invaluable to you and your project. Further, if you are the only client/project they have to work on, they can dedicated their available working hours entirely to you. This translates to work being done efficiently and in some cases, ahead of time.
In cases where one might be doing a major condo renovation and will require the appropriate building permits, it is worth noting that it takes less time to get those permits from the appropriate government office during the winter. Like contractors, local municipality agencies which issue building permits are also far slower during the wintertime. Rather than having to stand in long lines or wait an extended period of time to get the permits you require for a project, you will likely have little waiting to do.
Another benefit of wintertime condo improvements is the potential savings you could experience in materials and labor. Many contractors need the work at this time of year and may be inclined to give you a discount on their “normal” rates in order to land the job. During peak periods, most would charge higher for a similar project being done in the summer months for example.
Most home improvement (seasonal) product manufacturers, such as outdoor flooring and railing companies, update the costs of their materials leading into spring. The reason these prices are typically changed at this time of year,can sometimes be linked to a greater customer base opting to tackle projects during the summer. Depending upon ones timing, this can be yet another driving perk to winter reno’s. It’s quite possible to save large sums of money if you shop projects and/or materials right at the start of the New Year. Moreover, many suppliers also want to deplete their existing inventories of certain products to make doing their year-end inventories easier and faster.
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PLEASE NOTE: We strongly urge you to remember to obtain permission for condo renovations and remodeling ahead of time from your condo association, prior to starting any improvement projects.