Spring Remodeling

Are you located in Loudoun or Fairfax and you’re looking to have some remodeling done? Has the winter battered your home? Well Mid Atlantic Construction and Technology is the company that can solve all of your remodeling needs. Whether you’re looking for roofing, siding, windows replacement, kitchen and bath remodeling, we’re the company you need to call first. As one of the leading contractor in Loudoun county, we look forward to serving our residential and commercial customers. As the summer heads towards our way we are preparing for a busy season. Not to mention storm season is also on the ways, which means that you may need your roof inspected.

Many residents in both Loudoun and Fairfax counties are preparing for what is calling a busy storm and spring season. Here is an article we borrowed from Angielist:

However, some times are better than others for different phases of jobs, as well as for cost-savings — although the two don’t necessarily coincide. With that in mind, we can offer suggestions about the “ideal” guidelines to help keep your remodeling project on track from a cost and timing standpoint. Based on our experience in the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S., where there is a notable change of seasons, the ideal time for work outside is fall or spring. Of course, that window of time when the weather is dry and between 60 and 70 degrees is very small, so if we want to work year-round, we need to look at other timing advantages. Related Article woman reading a contract Do You Understand These Building Contract Terms? Do you feel like the contract you’ve just been handed by your builder or remodeler is in a foreign language? Remodeling January through early March Despite the thought of working outside in the cold winter months, this is actually a good time to start an addition. Frozen ground and dry air are better for digging foundations and pouring concrete footers than muddy ground and humidity. If your foundation is completed and the room addition is framed before the rainy season, the space can be under cover during the unpredictable spring weather. You’ll likely have fewer “rain days” where no one works on the construction site. In addition, the winter months tend to be less busy for builders, because everyone is waiting for spring and tax refunds to start their home projects. Related Article winter window with coffee mug Don’t Fear Winter Window Replacement Window replacement may seem to be a fair-weather job, but replacing windows in winter offers unique benefits. Remodeling April through June deck building project (Photo by Angie's List) Building a deck works best as a spring project. (Photo By Angie’s List) This is the busiest time for most builders, so it’s probably when you’ll pay the most money for their time and for materials. It’s the simple law of supply and demand. Spring is traditionally home building season, not only because consumers are finding the money to do projects, but also because it’s the time we start to come out of winter hibernation and want something new. Projects like decks, patios and outdoor rooms are good to plan for this timeframe. Decks require hand-digging, and the ground is usually softer in the spring. In addition, the homeowner will be able to enjoy the deck and outdoor space in the coming summer and fall months. Remodeling July through September Tackling indoor work like kitchen or bathroom remodeling is recommended during the summer months. The last thing you want to do in the sweltering heat is an attic bedroom! To most people’s surprise, however, roofing projects are often done in the summer, because the roofing material needs certain higher temperatures to seal. Builders will be cautious about the safety of their workers, and they will tell you if it’s too hot for the job. If you vacation in summer or have a summer home, it’s great to plan your remodeling effort for when you and your family will be away. You can avoid all the unpleasant inconveniences of living with a renovation and come back to a brand new addition! bathroom remodel Summer is a good time to complete a bathroom or other interior remodeling project. (Photo by Sara Cozolino) Remodeling October through December While the first part of this quarter is ideal for outdoor work and new construction starts, it is traditionally the time when homeowners want their remodeling finished. The impending holidays are a looming deadline for builders, and there’s a scramble to get things done by mid-November. So, if you’re willing to have crews in your home during the holiday season, this is a good time to schedule anything from an addition to a kitchen remodel. Business is slower for contractors and materials may be less expensive. However, shipping may take longer, so work those extra days into your timeframe. Related Article basement remodeling project after starting home improvements How to Start a Remodeling Project Initiating a home improvement project isn’t as irksome or frightening as you might think. Timing concerns for any remodeling project In general, wet weather is the least desirable for any kind of remodeling. Interior work can take place any time, once the building is under cover. Homeowners should be confident their builder and crews will respect the home at all times by: • Being careful not to track dirt, mud or water through the living spaces • Letting the homeowners know when they will not be on the job due to weather • Providing the overall courtesy of clear communication throughout the job In addition, some planning time is necessary on the homeowner’s part. Don’t decide in January to put an addition on your home and expect a contractor to dig the foundation in February. While this may happen if the stars are in perfect alignment, you’ll probably need time to research, plan and schedule builders. The builder will need time to plan, order materials and schedule his team. Allow several weeks for planning your remodel — no matter what time of year.

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