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Myths About Building Your Home in the Winter

It’s traditional to build your dream home in the summer however, it can be done in the winter time! Many people believe that it is impossible, along with a lot of other myths. We are here to set the record straight! Keep reading to learn myths about building your home in the winter.


Myth 1: Concrete that is poured in the winter contains additives that will create weaker concrete.


During the winter months, calcium chloride is added to concrete mix to assist with the curing process during any cold weather conditions. This does not make the concrete any weaker. This approach has been used for decades and has been very successful during the cold winters.


Myth 2: The lumber exposure will be damaged due to cold weather.


The lumber industry understands that every day is not going to be perfect weather. That is why they prepare for all seasons. The lumber industry continues to develop procedures that inhibit the deleterious effects of poor weather. Lumber that is exposed to rain less often throughout the winter has a chance to lose the absorbed moisture during the construction process. Homes that are under construction should be heated in the winter, especially if you live in an area with low humidity. Snow does not affect lumbar if it is removed prior to melting.


Myth 3: Workers do not work as hard during the winter.


Construction workers are very hard working. Although just like you, they would prefer the warmer weather, this does not stop them from working hard until the job is complete. When they are working hard all day many workers prefer the cold over the heat and humidity. Don’t worry about this silly myth!


Myth 4: It will be more expensive to build in the winter months.


Although there are a few additional expensive during the winter months, when you compare this to the overall cost, it is very insignificant. Also, during the spring months your labor and materials will be more experience, therefore it will even itself out (or even save you money!


There you have four myths about building your home in the winter. It may seem scary, but with the guidance of trusted professionals, you won’t have anything to worry about. If you are ready to start the home building process this winter, we would love to help. Give us a call today.

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