Winter renovation projects that pay off


After a busy holiday period, you may be ready to relax at home during the remaining winter months. If you’re thinking about updating your home, you don’t have to wait until spring. Housing industry professionals are always ready to tackle new projects and work with suppliers throughout the year.

Typically, during the “off season,” home improvement experts offer discounts or lower prices to attract customers. Although renovators have been busy during the pandemic, you may find it easier to plan a project during the winter months or get a break on price.

Here are some projects to consider during this winter season:

Refresh your floors

Hardwoods are a beautiful and classic feature of home decor. Like other home features, hardwoods require regular attention to maintain their appeal. Over time, dents and scratches may appear on your floor due to use.

Sanding and finishing hardwoods can improve their condition. Finishing hardwoods can be a DIY project; however, the task usually involves heavy machinery, noise, and a lot of dust. A professional floor renovator can rejuvenate your floors, quickly, properly and deploy dust mitigation techniques.

Update your roof

If the weather conditions are inclement during the winter months, replacing your roof is an option. If you decide to undertake this project, you will have to be patient. Cold temperatures present some workflow challenges.

In many cases, materials such as asphalt shingles require special handling and, in some cases, alternative adhesives when the temperature is cold. Replacing your roof can be done intermittently. Doing this type of renovation out of season will allow you to take advantage of a roofer’s flexible schedule.

Replace your windows

If you have old windows, you will start to notice them during the colder months. Try this: Stand by your window. If there’s a noticeable temperature drop or draft near your window, it’s time to replace it. Other telltale signs for window replacement

include condensation buildup or operational issues (opening and closing). During the off season, window replacement companies may have special pricing and can complete your project in a shorter time frame. A professional will ensure that the temperature is not disturbed too much during the replacement process.

Renew your walls

An easy way to rejuvenate a space is to repaint or add a new color to the wall. A fresh coat of paint can transform a room. Even a smaller painting project, like painting a wall a bold hue, can brighten up an existing space. Before undertaking this task during the winter months, you should ensure that the interior of your home is warm enough for the paint to adhere well.

Paint manufacturers usually provide information on the best adhesion temperatures. Like many other home improvement professionals in the off season, finding a painting contractor should be easy.

To find a qualified professional to help you with your home improvement projects this winter or any time of the year, contact the BIA at 330-494-5700 or visit

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