winter home improvement projects

What Are Some Home Improvement Projects for the Winter?

For most people, the idea of home improvement projects and winter time don’t usually go hand in hand. Nevertheless, making home improvement in winter is entirely possible. Not only that, but you may even have access to certain advantages that you may not have, otherwise. Keep in mind that contractors generally have more spare time on their hands during the colder months, meaning that you may get a better deal.

With that said, here are some home improvement projects for the winter.

Applying a New Coat of Paint

One favorite home improvement project that you can do in winter is using a fresh coat of paint to the interior of your home. It is a relatively inexpensive project that you can do yourself – if you feel like it, of course. However, it is recommended that you use white paint if you don’t have experience because different colors usually require multiple coats.

Redo Your Bathroom and Kitchen

Another winter, indoor home improvement project is to add a tile backsplash to your kitchen and bathroom. The cost of such a project depends entirely on the size of the area, as well as the type of tile you choose. You can do this project yourself, but it does require a bit of experience to do correctly.

Insulate Your Attic

There’s no better time to insulate your attic than the present. Be it winter or summer; proper attic insulation will drive your energy bill down by a significant margin. In the winter, the insulation will keep the heat inside your home from escaping into the attic, pushing your energy bill up.

What’s more, a warm attic can lead to the formation of ice dams and icicles on your roof, which can cause severe damages and even pose a safety hazard for the people below. If you do decide to insulate your attic, pay attention to the R-Value of the material. The higher the value, the better.

Replace Your Windows

Even though it might seem counterintuitive at first, replacing your windows in the winter makes sense. In winter, installers can better determine which windows have problems and which don’t. As the materials begin to contract, cracks and fissures will become visible and will generate drafts. Good installers will always replace only one window at a time, ensuring that there is minimal heat loss during the entire project.

Refurbish Your Doors

We are all too aware of the visual impact that doors provide to a home. And as something that we come in contact with on a daily basis, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that doors are prone to wear and tear. But instead of replacing the doors, you can also refurbish them to give them a new look. It can include things like a coat of paint, installing new knobs and latches, or even adding some molding to them as a means of creating dimension.

While this list presented here is not exhaustive, it does, however, show that home improvement projects in the winter are doable. If you are interested in any work that involves your windows, roofing, or siding, 1-800-HANSONS is at your service. And since it’s winter, we’ll also offer you a discount. Contact us today for a FREE estimate!