For many in the mid-Atlantic, the brutal winter is all too real. In fact, for homeowners, the winter can come with a slew of home building myths. The reality is, there are ways to build a custom home even in the brutal winters of the mid-Atlantic. Here are some of the most common winter home-building myths, busted.
Winter Weather Will Always Delay Construction
This is incredibly false. In fact, the winter weather won’t necessarily delay your entire construction project. Contractors will definitely work during the winter. The reality is, many contractors actually embrace the wild weather elements and work to get the job done, despite what the weather might look like. This also means that while most people may hesitate to build a home in the winter, there is nothing to fear.
Cold Weather Weakens Home Building Materials
Again, this is simply not accurate. In fact, while the colder it gets, the longer it may take concrete to set, that doesn’t mean it will lose it’s strength once it is all set. The reality is, people have worked long enough in the construction industry to overcome any obstacles nature may throw their way. As a result, there are additives that contractors will use to help speed up the process of setting concrete, making the home building process seamless.
Home Building is More Expensive In The Winter
Building a home is a process. In fact, it can be a huge investment for many. As a result, knowing the best time of year to build a home becomes increasingly important. But, it’s important to not rule out winter altogether. The reality is, while some materials may cost a bit more in the winter, the process of building your home won’t be more expensive just because it’s colder outside. So long are the claims that contractors charge more in the winter. The winter tends to be a slow time for contractors — which means they are eager to build you a home — no problem.
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