February is an odd month, it’s short and the weather can be anything but sweet. While February might not be your favourite month, there are some good things to look forward to. First of all the days will only get longer from this point on, meaning more sunny days ahead. Second, February is a great time to start planning your spring projects because the pros aren’t busy right now. By connecting with them now, you can ensure you get all your projects done in time for spring with the company of your choice. Here are the projects to start planning in February before all the best pros are booked up.
1. Window Cleaning
Sunnier days are on their way. The best way to let the natural light in is to clean your windows. After a long winter of harsh Canadian weather, our windows are covered in ice, snow, and other debris from unpleasant weather. While you can safely wipe clean the inside of your windows, we always recommend hiring a professional to clean the outside of your windows. This is primarily for your safety. Don’t risk a fall or injury by trying to reach a high up window on an unstable ladder. For more reasons why you should hire a professional, read this article. Once you’re convinced, click here to get a quote from a local company.
2. Roofing Repairs
Harsh winter weather impacts more than just your windows. Your roof may be looking worse for wear or need some repairs. Get a head start by connecting with roofing pros now to come inspect your roof. This way they can make the necessary repairs before the busy season starts in spring and summer. If you’ve been thinking about replacing your roof entirely, now is the best time to start speaking with pros about your project. You can start by getting quotes to help plan the budget for your project.
3. Lawn Care
The next area of your home that needs some attention is your lawn, both front and back. While you won’t be able to start gardening just yet, you can start planning your projects. Whether you need some help growing new grass or your flower beds need attention, there’s much to be done come springtime. Take advantage of the slower months to connect with landscaping and lawn care pros and start planning for the future. The more notice they have about your project, the sooner it can get done.
4. Interlocking Stone Patio
Now that we’ve got you thinking about your lawn and outdoor space, it’s time to plan the perfect patio. Having a dedicated outdoor space is a great way to extend your living space outdoors. You can use your patio as an outdoor dining space or a place to relax in the sun. To find out more about what goes into building a patio, read this article. The best piece of advice is to plan ahead as your patio project might require levelling of your ground. By starting this project as soon as the ground thaws, you’ll be able to enjoy it for much longer than your neighbours who waited until spring.
Last but certainly not least is your driveway. Depending on what material yours is made out of, the maintenance requirements will be different. No matter the material, preventative measures are always wise to take. If it’s been a while since you re-sealed your driveway, think about booking that service now. Alternatively, if it’s time for a new driveway altogether, you should start researching your options. The best materials for Canada are usually asphalt or interlocking stone, which you can read more about in this article. Either way, connecting with a driveway pro now will save you time later on.
While there’s not much we can do during February, we can always plan ahead. By making decisions and connecting with pros now, you’ll be able to accomplish your projects sooner than those who wait for the nicer weather. Don’t wait until it’s too late and all the best pros are booked up. Head over to HomeStars.com and start planning your next project.