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2023 Author: Malcolm Clapton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-07-28 10:38
We analyze the features of each season.
Renovation is usually quite expensive. Therefore, I want to save money in any way, including choosing the right moment for rework. Many jobs have a seasonality when the services of specialists and even materials can be cheaper. On the other hand, some manipulations require certain weather conditions. And you have to look not for the most budgetary, but for the optimal season.
Let's take a look at the pros and cons of all seasons with experts.
The summer months are quite popular with those planning to do renovations. The pros are obvious. The maximum duration of daylight hours allows you to start work earlier and finish later, if you have a goal to do everything as quickly as possible. During this time, many have planned vacations that can be devoted to repairs. And in general, in summer it is psychologically more pleasant to do everything: the sun is shining, the grass turns green, the mood improves.
But there is also the main disadvantage: the more people want to make repairs, the more expensive it will cost. First, the cost of building materials has its own seasonality. If the goods in large construction hypermarkets are less prone to price fluctuations, then all kinds of doors or plastic windows from a small factory, the products of small stores may well become more expensive. But the main thing is the price of services. Construction teams are in demand - so much so that they can afford to choose projects that are more interesting to them. Including in terms of payment. So it will be difficult to save money here.
And then there is the non-obvious point about the associated costs. Namely: is it possible to live in the apartment during the renovation. If not, you will probably need to remove another one. But if you are in a popular tourist city, short-term rental prices can jump significantly in the summer compared to the low season, warns Andriy Mozol, a real estate investor.
However, there are jobs that, despite the circumstances, are best planned for the summer.
Kirill Aksyonov Owner of the construction and finishing company Aksyonov Service LLC.
If you need external finishing, then this is only in the summer. Warm, light. Construction and finishing materials are designed to work at freezing temperatures. It is much easier and safer to transport and store them without loss of quality.
Another expert, Mikhail Ukolov, a specialist in technical supervision in construction, has a similar opinion. He notes that the season is important for outdoor wet work, whether it be walling, concreting, masonry, plastering, plastering, painting. At low temperatures, water freezes. And it will be necessary to put at least a so-called hothouse, a tent, which will increase the overall estimate.
However, a lot depends on the climate in your city. In a significant part of Russia, in late spring and early autumn, the temperature is above zero without frost, so it is quite possible to move the repairs a little.
In terms of economy, the winter months are the best for rework. Kirill Aksyonov believes that this is the most obvious plus of repairs in the cold season. The craftsmen are not so busy, the prices for their services are slightly reduced, the companies offer discounts and bonuses. The sellers of building materials are trying in every possible way to attract a buyer: there is a saving of funds.
Problems can arise with the transportation and storage of water-based materials, the coordination of disconnecting risers for replacing radiators.
With regard to thermal insulation, work is best done in winter. When it is cold outside, violations in the heat-insulating circuit are detected immediately. In the summer you may not notice them.
Spring and Autumn
These seasons have a lot in common. In late spring and early autumn, the daylight hours are still long, the air temperature is above zero, so approximately the same work can be carried out. But there is one thing but from the point of view of inviting specialists. In winter, they didn't have many orders. Therefore, they go to the site with enthusiasm.
Autumn, on the other hand, follows the hot summer season. The brigades worked as hard as possible to get more, and the strength begins to dry out. Some even take vacations - sometime they need to rest.
However, the off-season is equally good for some jobs. Especially if you choose a time when the heating has already been turned off or has not yet been turned on.
In the heating season, it is very problematic to glue wallpaper, since when the batteries are running, the wallpaper glue dries faster than necessary. And the tops of the rolls can fall off the walls. On the other hand, you cannot leave the pasted wallpaper in ventilated rooms - they will also fall off. The same conditions must be observed when painting surfaces with acrylic paints.
From this point of view, conditions are suitable when there is no heating or it is not hot outside and there is no need to open windows. But here it is important not to miss the right moment. As Andrei Mozol notes, in the fall, when it got colder and the heating has not yet been turned on, the plaster, wallpaper and screed will take longer to dry, or you will have to take care of the heat gun.
It is also not worth postponing the replacement of batteries until the heating season. After all, it will not be easy to coordinate their shutdown. In the off-season, it is also worth repairing balconies and loggias, changing windows, installing air conditioners. As long as it is not very cold outside, there is no risk of damage to furniture and interior finishes due to outdoor temperatures.
In all honesty, we must admit that for most types of interior decoration work, seasonality does not matter. Even the windows can be replaced in winter. The only inconvenience is that the specialists will have to work faster.
According to Kirill Aksyonov, prices for roofing work will be the highest in the fall. Everyone wants to finish the roof before it rains. So it is advisable to do this in the spring or summer.
What to remember
- In the summer, repairs are expensive. The services of builders are especially rising in price.
- It is most beneficial to update the environment in winter. You can save on services, and sometimes on building materials. But this only applies to internal work. External at subzero temperatures will cost more.
- In spring and autumn, you can get bonuses from both seasons. True, the minimum price is unlikely to be discussed here. But if you want to do the maximum work and not go broke, you should pay attention to these seasons.
- It is most profitable to do major repairs for a long time - to time certain works for the season, when materials and services of specialists are cheaper. This may not be the most convenient option. But if money is scarce, not the worst.
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