Some people live in regions where they can remodel their homes all year-round because of the weather. Remodeling can be done in other areas only during certain seasons because the weather is too hot or too cold. However, contractors do follow a system to book jobs and get clients. There are three seasons where contractors work: peak season, offseason, and low season.
Peak season is a contractor’s busiest time. Contractors are usually booked with projects and it would be difficult to schedule your remodeling project unless you call months ahead of time and reserve your spot. In addition, peak season is the most expensive time, because of how much contractors must accomplish during these months.
Peak period is usually around May through September, but it’ll vary in different areas. These months typically have the nicest weather, which makes it easier to finish projects quickly. If you need your project done quickly and have the budget for it, going with peak season could be the right choice for you.
Offseason is when contractors are less busy, and this is a great time to have work done on your home improvement projects. You can sometimes get a discount during these months because there is less work and materials are cheaper. The biggest downside to choosing the offseason for your exterior projects is the unpredictability of the weather. Your scheduled repair or install date might bounce around the calendar if there are winter storms or unpredictable weather.
Low season is a contractor’s slowest time. This season usually occurs during months with extreme winter conditions. Because of the difficult weather conditions, projects may take longer to complete. For example, rainstorms may delay the completion of your home remodeling project.
However, the benefit of planning your project during these months is that you can receive an even deeper discount, and the price of materials is lowest because other contractors slow down their workload as well. If you are willing to take your time with a project and don’t mind delays due to bad weather, this might be the best way for you to have your home remodeled for the best price.
How to Decide When to Remodel
Deciding when to remodel depends on your preferences, how much money you’re willing to spend, and how long you want the project to last. If you’re an impatient person, hiring a contractor during low season won’t be the best idea because there is potential for many delays.
On the other hand, remodeling your home during peak season will ensure your work finishes quickly in good weather conditions, but it’s the most competitive time of year for this type of work.
You can pick remodeling projects that are out of season so there is less demand for them. For example, you can fix your fireplace or furnace during the summer months or replace your windows in the spring instead of summer.
Your location is one of the most important factors for deciding when you should remodel, because of weather conditions and prices. The rest is up to your personal preferences and budget. No matter what time of year it is, if you are experienced issues with the exterior of your home or business, we have you covered! Call Mr. Roof today!