Summer is a busy period in most lives. In addition to the chance for a well-deserved holiday, there is also the great weather that tends to deter people from taking on time-consuming tasks, steering them toward sunbathing instead. However, it is a prime season for taking on home renovation projects, which is proven by the increased demand that contractors and retailers see during this period.
Don’t let this put you off. Despite the bustle at your local hardware store and the tight schedule of your preferred contractor, summer is undoubtedly the best time to take on both small and large renovation projects about your home. And here’s why.
Readying For Winter
Summer events tend to take place outdoors, whether in your garden or at the local beach. During winter, however, people are much more likely to spend time inside their homes. And, it is during the colder months that homes are more susceptible to damage from harsh, colder weather.
By taking on renovation projects during the summer, such as building a guest bathroom or repairing your roof, you ensure that, during the winter, your family and guests will be able to enjoy your home with greater comfort.
Exchange Your Living Space
When performing renovations, it is easy for a personal living space to become unenjoyable. Not only can the noise and clutter cause stress but more significant renovations can make a home temporarily unusable.
By performing these renovations during the summer, you are more likely to be able to accommodate your living space elsewhere, such as within summer houses and guest homes. Or, if you are especially fortunate, it can be the ideal time to take your family trip.
An Appropriate Temperature
Those with renovation experience know to expect many open doors as rooms need to be ventilated and tools need to be transported, even more so if specific projects are undertaken, such as window replacements.
It is difficult to manage these challenges during the winter months and homes can become prone to cold and damp, increasing your energy bill and making rooms unpleasant to be in. During the summer months, however, you are more likely to welcome any chance of a breeze!
Unreliable and colder weather makes the storage of tools and materials, such as lumber, impossible during Winter. Many home renovation projects will require space for these items, especially raw materials. By endeavouring to take on a project during the summer, the outdoors becomes a potential place to store materials and equipment, without much less concern regarding rainfall.
Enjoy The Sun
Perhaps the most obvious but nonetheless important quality of a summer renovation project is that you have the chance to enjoy the sun while working. Instead of making the work a potentially unpleasant chore, one that sees you battling the elements, tasks can be completed in the warmth, which makes long days of painting home exteriors not only far more viable but also an enjoyable experience.