Wow, the Memorial Day weekend really threw my schedule off! Here it is Wednesday and I am just getting this post together. This brings me to my topic for this week – timing your remodel.
Common sense would dictate that, if you are planning an exterior renovation project (roof, siding, windows, doors), you would schedule them for the good weather seasons, right? Yeah, makes perfect sense to me. But, as I mentioned last week, because I am a part of the Evergreen family, sometimes my renovations get scheduled at the mercy of the installation crews. This has led to some really interesting installations around here!
For instance, the day our exterior doors were installed, it was snowing! Now, it wasn’t exactly blizzard conditions, but it certainly wasn’t a time when you would expect to install doors, or anything else that could open your home up to the elements. I have to give the guys at Evergreen Door & Window credit, though. Despite the snow and cold, they did an excellent job of keeping my home clean by hanging tarps to keep the snow from blowing in and placing protection on the floors to keep them from getting wet and nasty. Can’t say that the furnace was able to keep up, but you can’t have everything. In fact, I ended up turning it off until they were done just to keep from running my gas bill through the roof! Sorry, Nicor, I’d rather wear an extra layer or two than pay you extra…
Anyway, my whole point here is that, while it is best, whenever possible, to schedule your renovations with good weather, don’t feel that it is necessary to cancel work because bad weather is forecasted. In general, unless there is severe wind or extreme cold conditions, or maybe hail, most exterior contractors will be happy to go ahead and do your installation despite inclement weather. And, they will be careful to protect your personal property in every way they can. So don’t feel obliged to cancel due to weather. But, if they call you to cancel due to conditions, go with it – they may know something you don’t!
Call your contractor today to get started on your next project!
Rae the Renovator