Question: With how bad the weather is in northern Ohio, can remodeling projects be completed during the winter?
Answer: While the weather may have an effect on the remodeling project, a well-planned project can proceed with few interruptions due to the weather.
Concrete work is one of the concerns that weather can effect, but with proper rain and snow protection and application of heat as required, the project can continue. Advancements in additives for concrete allow remodelers to pour foundations in winter with no adverse effects to the strength and durability of the concrete.
Next comes framing the shell of the addition which includes the floor, walls, and roof. Construction of the shell is completed without piercing the envelope of the existing home so that the heat can be maintained in the home and the dirt and disturbance of the addition is minimized for the homeowner. Once the shell is completed, the balance of the project proceeds just like good weather construction.
So there’s no need to wait for spring. To ensure a smooth project, be sure to select an experienced, knowledgeable remodeler. Build now and save the price increase which always seems to occur when the weather is nice and everyone is busy.