Building A Home During The Winter?
Holidays get crazy enough, but add into that building your home and you may as well just sign into the loony bin, right? Maybe not! There are some serious advantages to building your home over the winter months. How can this decision pay off for you?
- If you’re looking at different properties, it may work in your favor to purchase the land right before the holidays. Sellers are much more motivated over the holidays than over the prime real estate spring and summer months.
- Less people are applying for permits so it’s feasible that your permits and inspections can go more quickly.
- With less people building and renovating over colder months, you may have more availability with any subcontractors you’d like to use.
- These subcontractors may have wider availability which means that your schedule can get followed and may even be truncated.
- In fact, some subcontractors may even offer a small discount during these slower months. This discount may counteract any additional costs from needing to provide heat or other comforts to make sure your construction schedule is adhered to.
- Materials may also be more readily available over the winter months as there’s less demand from others building new homes.
- As long as it’s poured correctly, your foundation will be stronger. It may take a little longer for the foundation to fully cure, but once it does, the foundation will be stronger since it’s already had a chance to withstand cold temperatures.
- It’s easier to work in snow than in rain, as long as it’s not a blinding snowstorm.
- And, unless it’s a huge blizzard or ice storm blowing in, chances are the cold won’t delay the construction much. It takes a lot for subcontractors to take a “snow day.”
- Building over the winter means that your home will most likely be more ready to move into in the spring, just in time for new landscaping!
- Especially here in the Midwest, our harshest weather happens over the winter months. Since you’ll be building over these months and hopefully visiting your property often, you’ll be able to see areas that may turn into trouble down the road. Where is snow piling up? Are there low points in the yard that may turn into “swamps” after the snow melts? Is your driveway going to have issues when it comes to snow/ice removal? These are great things to keep an eye on during the build. In some cases, you may even be able to correct these items before you move into your new home!
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