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One day when I was walking around my college campus, I saw a group of people with these yellow tripods. At first I thought they might be photographers, but they sure looked like strange ones! I went up and asked them what they were doing, and it turns out they were a group of students from a construction class who were surveying the land for a project. I was fascinated. I was able to sign up for the class the next semester, and while it didn't stick or change my professional trajectory, it did create a new hobby for me! Ever since then, I've been interested in construction, from surveying to management to the actual building. I figured running a blog about it would give me a nice excuse to keep up my interests!

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Best Time Of Year For Home Remodeling Projects

by Mike Brewer

Home remodeling projects are something that most homeowners undertake at some point in their home's lifetime. Remodeling projects can run the gamut from simple changes, such as painting walls, to big changes, like a complete kitchen renovation. Depending on what time of year it is, some home remodeling projects may be a better choice than others. Here are a few common home improvement projects and the best time of year to complete them.

Roof Replacement

Roof replacement is a common home improvement project. A new roof can update the look of a home as well as make it more energy efficient. A new roof can be installed at any time during the year, but late summer into the fall months is considered ideal. The reason for this is that weather during these months tends to be more predictable, temperate, and drier. During these months it is more likely that any roof replacement project will be completed on time and without any major issues. The downside is that these months are usually the busy season for roofers, which means that home owners may end up paying more to have their roofs replaced.

Kitchen Remodels

Another big remodeling project for many homeowners is their kitchens. Kitchens can easily be remodeled at any point during the year. Since they are indoors, kitchens remodels are not affected by the weather. However, many find that the spring and summer months are best for kitchen remodels. There is a good reason for this. Often homeowners are unable to use their kitchen appliances during a remodel, which makes it very difficult to cook. During the spring and summer months it is easy to grill out. This makes preparing food a much easier task when the kitchen is not easily accessible. 

Painting Interiors

Painting the interior of a home is something that many homeowners leave for the warmer months. However, winter is actually a great time of year for painting the inside of a home. Less humid air means that the paint dries faster. One big concern that many have when painting during the winter is paint fumes since it's more difficult to open up windows during this time of year. However, a home's ventilation system is usually enough to keep the fumes from becoming overpowering.

Most home remodeling projects can be done year round. However, some projects are easier to do during certain times of the year. Roof replacement is often most successful during the late summer and fall. Kitchen remodels are great to do during the spring and summer months. Finally, interior painting is actually a great idea during the winter months. For more information, contact a company like Smith & Son Building & Remodeling, Inc.

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