Not many people think of home renovations when the weather starts getting colder. Mostly they think of warm drinks by the fireplace and holiday cheer. However, there are a number of good reasons why you should be thinking of getting that ceiling renovation you’ve been putting off forever this fall or winter. As a matter of fact, in a lot of ways fall and winter are the perfect time to pull off a great renovation – and save some money in the process.
1. Contractors are Available
Since just about everyone tries to get their projects done during the spring and summer months when the weather is more congenial, contractors’ schedules fill up fast. In the fall and winter, those schedules start looking a lot more sparse. This makes it easier to book some of the top-quality contractors during fall and winter. And, furthermore…
2. Contractors will Negotiate
Since business is slow, a contractor may be more willing to cut you a great deal during the fall and winter months. Certainly they will be more open to negotiation. If you wait until spring rolls around again, you may find yourself out in the cold without a contractor.
3. Materials Can be Cheaper
Hardware stores and contractor supply stores experience big slowdowns in the fall and winter months, as well. As a result, they generally have big discounts and sales to attract customers. So fall and winter could be the perfect time to pick up much-needed tools and supplies to get your ceiling renovation jumpstarted.
4. You Won’t Choke on Dust
Ceiling renovations can be small projects, or they can be big, but they are rarely going to kick up as much dust as a kitchen or bath remodel might. Even if your project looks to get messy, there are new technologies out there that minimize dust and odor during renovations, making winter remodeling a viable option for just about anyone.
5. Schedule Around Vacation Time
If you are planning on leaving town around the holidays, it might be the perfect time to schedule your ceiling remodel. You may not be around to supervise, but if you have a trusted contractor (see #1 and #2 above) and can leave the project in reliable hands, you can take time to visit family and come back to a beautiful new ceiling!