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THE BIA CORNER
Winter Home Improvement Projects That Pay Off
After a busy holiday season, you may be ready to relax at home during the remaining
winter months. If you've been thinking about making home updates, you don't have
to wait until the spring. Housing industry professionals are always ready to tackle
new projects and work with suppliers year around. While remodelers have been busy
during the pandemic, you may find it easier to schedule a project during the winter
months or get a break on the price.
Here are a few projects to consider during this winter season:
Refresh Your Floors. Hardwoods are a beautiful and classic feature of home decor.
Like other home features, hardwoods need regular attention to maintain their appeal.
Over time, dents and scratches can appear on your floor due to use. Sand and refinishing
hardwoods can improve their condition. Refinishing hardwoods can be a DIY
project; however, the task usually involves heavy machinery, loud noise, and plenty of
dust. A professional floor refinisher can rejuvenate your floors quickly, correctly and
deploy dust mitigation techniques.
Update Your Roof. If the weather conditions are mild during the winter months, replacing
your roof is an option. If you decide to take on this project, you'll have to be patient.
Cold temperatures present some workflow challenges. In many cases, materials such
as asphalt shingles require special handling and, in some cases, alternative adhesives
when the temperature is cold. Your roof replacement might be completed through a
series of fits and starts. Making this type of home improvement off-season will allow
you to take advantage of a roofer's flexible schedule.
Replace Your Windows. You'll start to notice them around the colder months if you
have old windows. Try this: stand close to your window. If there is a noticeable temperature
drop or draft near your window, it's time for a replacement. Other telling signs for
window replacements include condensation build-up or operational challenges (opening
and closing). During the off-season, window replacement businesses may have
special pricing and can complete your project in a shorter time frame. A professional
will ensure the temperature isn't disrupted during the replacement process.
Renew Your Walls. An easy way to rejuvenate a space is to repaint or add a new
color to the wall. Even a smaller painting project, such as painting a bold hue wall,
can liven up an existing space. Before taking on this task in the winter months, you'll
want to make sure the interior of your home is warm enough for the paint to stick well.
Paint manufacturers usually provide information on the best temperatures for adhesion.
Like many other home improvement professionals, finding a painting contractor
should be accessible during the off-season.
For more information, contact the BIA of Lancaster County at Lancasterbuilders.org or
call 717-569-2674.
R&A
introducing...
Jordan Metzler
(Metzler Home Builders)
2022 President
Building Industry
Association of
Lancaster County
the BIA corner
http://www.Lancasterbuilders.org

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