Springtime Construction Benefits

by | Mar 10, 2018 | Planning

The best answer to the question “when should I remodel my home?” is “whenever you’re ready to!”, but a strong case can be made for the spring. As the long winter’s cold fades into spring’s warmth and renewal, the most obvious hurdles to home improvement vanish. Spring brings warmer weather, easier construction conditions, and a variety of other benefits to the homeowner ready to embark on a residential project. And because New England is a region characterized by seasonal extremes, the difference can be dramatic.

Today we’ll be considering the advantages of springtime construction, as well as a few tips you should keep in mind if you hope to maximize your use of the season. Let’s dive in!


1. Don’t underestimate the importance of motivation!

There are obvious challenges and expenses when performing residential construction in the thick of winter. But equally important to any home construction project is the homeowner’s desire to get things done. That kind of motivation is sometimes harder to come by when the weather is dreary and cold. Spring is the time of the year when we shed our winter habits and begin working on new projects. If it takes a bit of sunshine to get you in the mood for home improvement, more power to you!


2. Spring is the start of the “perfect construction weather” season.

Although early spring is occasionally marred by rains, spring is a far better season than winter when it comes to typical field work. You can expect more pleasant temperatures and a degree of sunshine that hasn’t yet become as harsh as it will in the middle of the summer. The conditions won’t be this good again until fall comes around, and wouldn’t you rather be enjoying your new space throughout the beautiful months in-between?


3. By building in the spring, you’ll be ready to enjoy your space in the summer.

Summer is the perfect time to invite friends, family, and other loved ones to your home for relaxation and entertainment. A conservatory or orangery completed in the spring will free up your summer months to be enjoyed by you and your family. Plan ahead to avoid wasting the year’s best weather on toil and construction!


4. Springtime greenhouses result in greener summers.

Completing a glass addition intended to be used as a growing workspace in the spring will allow your seedlings to get a head start. Consider one of our greenhouses. Not only do we ensure the highest quality materials are used, we also take great pride in our ability to customize the design of your structure. These spaces are the perfect spots to grow your own vegetables, herbs, or flowers. That’s good news if you’re a green thumb.


5. Build early to avoid insect pests.

If you plan your building period to coincide with the early portion of spring, you’ll be able to avoid the worst of mosquito season. Beginning in early May and continuing throughout the summer, New England’s mosquito season can be a real pain. A conservatory or sunroom offers a great way to enjoy the warm weather without having to worry about pests. Get the job done before the insects arrive, and put away those citronella candles as you enjoy scenic views of your surroundings from the comfort of a gorgeous glass space.


6. The spring makes landscaping significantly easier.

Most new spaces like glass additions also receive a bit of exterior love in the form of landscaping. Perhaps you’ll want to introduce some garden rows or plant shrubbery. There’s no better time than spring to begin introducing new flora and greenery to your property. This will help you achieve a fully realized vision for your newly revitalized home.


7. If you need to dig, it’s no problem in the spring.

As the ground thaws, building projects which require a significant amount of digging become much easier to manage. Decks, pool installations, and related projects will be installed faster and more efficiently. The result is an overall reduction in your project time.


8. If you need to add value to your property, spring is the optimal time.

Many homes go on the market in the spring, and many homeowners elect to remodel or renovate in the early spring as a result. This will ensure that your property value gets the positive bump in advance of being seen by prospective buyers.


9. The value of personal timing: renovate after the holidays, but before the summer fun.

Many of our clients who elect to renovate or build an addition in the spring do so because the busy holiday months are over, but the fun summer months haven’t begun. This “dip” in the schedule allows our clients to be fully attentive to the project before the busier summer months begin.


10. Spring construction provides a useful buffer for project overages and overruns.

It’s sensible to give yourself a large window of time for major home renovation projects. Although we strive to ensure that our projects are delivered on time and on budget, overages and overruns occasionally occur. By carefully planning your project’s start for the beginning of the best building season, you’ll ensure that inclement weather won’t result in an escalating series of setbacks.


11. Harness the power of sunlight with an early spring renovation.

As our name suggests, Sunspace Design’s line of custom glass additions, products, and spaces are engineered with the goal of introducing the beauty and power of natural sunlight to your home. And as for sunlight, there’s simply less of it to go around in the winter. If you want to get the full effect of your new custom skylight, glass roof, or glass enclosure, you’ll want to be extra mindful of timing.


If you’d like to learn more about planning your next home renovation project, don’t hesitate to contact us. A member of our expert team will get back to you shortly. We can be reached via email at info@sunspacedesign.com, by calling us at 1-800-530-2505, or by submitting your information via our special contact form on the website. Remember: when it’s time to let the light in, call Sunspace Design.

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