With Canada’s seasons, we typically see a lot of companies go on pause for the winter months. However, not all Pros do, and a lot of them are still available to complete your home renovation projects. While most home renos can be completed any time of the year, there are certain benefits to completing some projects at certain times. Flooring, for example, is a great project to complete during the winter months. With the summer time being so busy, a winter renovation may actually be more suited for you. Read on to learn about 3 reasons to update your flooring this winter.
Time to Acclimate
With the air being more dry inside your home due to your heating system, this can actually help the floorboards better acclimate to your home’s temperature. Pros can deliver the wood before the installation to allow it to adjust to your home’s temperature. This is important as the moisture levels in your home can have an impact on the material.
Wood is very prone to moisture. As it absorbs moisture from the air it tends to expand. Once the moisture is gone, it can actually shrink. When installing your floor boards in the winter, Pros are able to control the level of humidity in your home, in turn controlling the moisture in the air. Without an excess of moisture, floor boards do not expand when being installed. This is beneficial as once they are installed there will be less expansion and contraction. Flooring with high moisture levels can leave gaps within your floor boards, which Pros try their best to avoid. Additionally, by controlling moisture, you can minimize the risk of any mold growth beneath your floorboards.
Between the holidays, family vacations, and everything in between the Winter months are not the most ideal for everyone to complete home renovation projects. However, if you have the time, this can be the perfect season.. As it can be the slow season for companies, they can be available to complete your job and most likely within your desired timeline.
Take advantage this Winter season and get connected with a Pro to have your flooring renovation or flooring repair completed. Here’s more information on how to hire a flooring expert. And be sure to head over to the HomeStars Blog to learn more about flooring for your home.