Is Winter a Good Time to Hire a Contractor?
Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of hiring a general contractor in the winter!
It’s winter, and you might be tempted to hunker down and put off home improvement projects for the warmer months.
However, it is actually an ideal time to hire a general contractor for home repairs.
- Increased Contractor Availability
- Deals and Discounts
- Higher Quality Results
Pros of General Contractor in Winter
The majority of people plan home improvement projects during spring or summer when the weather is warmer.
Leaving contractors with fewer jobs during winter.
Increased Contractor Availability
Because contractors have fewer clients during the winter months ...
you can often find great deals or discounts on services.
Even if they are not advertising any discounts.
Deals and Discounts
Most contractors pride themselves on quality work.
However, multiple clients could lead to rushing jobs.
With fewer clients, your contractor will be able to dedicate more time to your project(s) leading to better results.
Higher Quality Results
- Weather Limitations
- Holidays & Vacations
Cons of General Contract Work in Winter
Weather can obviously have an effect on any outdoor work that needs to be done.
If you are planning major exterior renovations it could make sense to wait until spring or summer.
That being said, it is still a good idea to consult with a contractor for when the ground thaws
Holidays and vacations may affect how long it takes for a project to be finished.
Many contractors take some extra days off around major holidays like Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Holidays & Vacations
The holiday season may also impact the availability of certain materials.
If manufacturers or suppliers are closed for Christmas or New Years, you may need to wait a little longer for your project to be completed.
Holidays & Vacations
Brenda Kellogg Meyer is a licensed Colorado Realtor who works with many amazing local contractors.
Whatever your project, Brenda can recommend a trustworthy, high quality contractor to complete your project.
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