In the past, most homebuilders believed that if they can’t get the roof on before the first snowfall drops, then you have to wait for spring to come. That’s no longer applicable today. Winter home building is possible plus it offers several benefits for both the homeowner and the custom home builder.
The uncertain economy also had a significant effect on construction practices. During the boom years, custom home builders poured foundation during the fall season because the weather was nicer, and they were sure to sell the houses later. These days, the demand is much lower and cash is tighter, so they’re waiting for homebuyers to order what they really want. Contractors who used to take winters off are now very much happy to have jobs including those who specialize in renovations and additions.
Building a Home In Winter
Most trades including custom home building could be done in all but the sloppiest and coldest weather conditions, however, they also have their limitations. Daylight hours are much shorter plus the crews don bulkier clothing so they move much more slowly. Extra measures should be taken to prevent ice damming, broken pipes, as well as other infiltration issues. Shingles stick better during warmer weather. Don’t worry too much about pouring asphalt.