Autumn is less than two weeks away! The days are becoming shorter, the air cooler and the colors outside are changing. And as the season changes, so do the ideal times for certain home renovations. What are we talking about? Well, having served as a first choice general contracting company in the Johnstown PA, Latrobe PA and Altoona PA for over 34 years, we here at Mihalko’s General Contracting know that autumn is the perfect time to budget remodeling and go for a few simple exterior home renovations.
1. Paint Job. While most summer days are too humid and hot for paint to dry, autumn is the ideal season. Most paints require a temperature between 70 and 90 degrees to properly dry, and while you can control the indoor temperature, it’s the outside that is unpredictable. Painting during autumn is taking a safe bet that things will go smoothly and be perfect just in time for the holiday season.
2. Driveway and Concrete. If you’ve been meaning to replace your old cracked driveway, this is the time to do it! Waiting too long will risk that the moisture within the concrete will freeze and destroy the concrete from the inside out. However, replacing your driveway in the fall will make sure temperatures outside are optimal for drying and you have a fresh new and protected driveway for the oncoming harsh winter.
3. Roofing. If your roof is leaking or giving way, it’s time to replace it. Waiting until winter can risk serious damage on your home, as well as a slow repair time. Fixing your roof during summer can be rough on the workers as they kneel on and peel away at the burning hot roof. Renovating your roof in the autumn is the perfect time. Autumn’s prime temperatures and cooling air will ensure that the people working on your roof can get it done quick and easy, so you can feel safe and relaxed once the heavy winter weather is among us.
Take a break from thinking about kitchen estimates, the average cost of a bathroom remodel or any other indoor remodeling projects. The not-too-cool and not-too-hot temperatures of autumn make it the perfect season for simple outdoor renovations. And when you’re finally ready for a renovation, call a family contracting company you can trust. Call Mihalko’s General Contracting for your home remodeling needs.