Sponsor spotlight: Winter project for home improvement that pays off

Varnishing wooden floors can improve their condition. (Photos courtesy of Irons Brothers Construction)

After a busy holiday, you can be ready to relax at home for the remaining winter months. If you have been thinking about making home updates, you do not have to wait until spring. Professionals in the housing industry are always ready to take on new projects and work with suppliers all year round. Usually, during the “low season”, home improvement experts offer discounts or lower prices to attract customers. While remodelers have been busy during the pandemic, you may find it easier to schedule a project during the winter months or get a break on the price.

Here are some projects to keep in mind during this winter season:

Freshen up your floors. Hardwood is a beautiful and classic element in home decor. Like other home features, hardwoods need regular attention to maintain their appeal. Over time, dents and scratches may appear on your floor due to use. Sand and varnishing of hardwood can improve their condition. Varnishing hardwood can be a DIY project; But the task usually involves heavy machinery, loud noise and a lot of dust. A professional floor varnisher can rejuvenate your floors, quickly, accurately and use dust-reducing techniques.

Update your roof. If the weather is mild during the winter months, it is an option to replace your roof. If you decide to take on this project, you need to be patient. Cold temperatures pose 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. Your roof replacement can be completed through a series of passes and starts. By doing this type of home improvement during the off-season, you can take advantage of a roofer’s flexible schedule.

Companies that change windows can offer special prices during the low season.

Replace your Windows. If you have old windows, you will start to notice them during the colder months. Try this: Stand near your window. If there is a noticeable temperature drop or draft near your window, it’s time for a change. Other telling signs of window replacement include condensation build-up or operational challenges (opening and closing). During the low season, companies that change windows can have special prices and can complete your project within 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 new coat of paint can transform a room. Even a small painting project, such as painting a wall in a bold shade, can enliven an existing space. Before you take on this task during the winter months, you want to make sure that the decor of your home is warm enough for the paint to adhere well. Paint manufacturers usually provide information on the best temperatures for adhesion. Like many other home improvement professionals during the off-season, it should be easy to find a painting contractor.

Contact www.ironsbc.com to consult with a qualified professional to help with home improvement projects this winter or at any time of the year. Also visit Irons Brothers Construction on January 27-29 at the NW Remodeling Expo, where they will have a booth and offer two seminars. Read more at www.homeshowcenter.com/seminars/seattle

– By Joseph Irons, Irons Brothers Construction, Inc.

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