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The benefits of Winter home repairs

The Nebraska cold has officially set in with random bouts of snow, ice and blustery winds. If you haven’t yet, make sure you have completed your winter home maintenance checklist to hopefully help you get through the winter with minimal home repairs.

If you’ve already completed your checklist and your home is ready for winter, it is the perfect time to consider a home renovation project! Freezing conditions aside, winter is the best time to have work done on your home.

Availability
The best part about winter is that roofing Omaha experts do not typically have as many jobs, which means they are looking for work and can be more flexible with your schedule! If you’re planning a vacation, that’s another great time to have contractors come to your home and get work done!

Manufacturer Prices
Construction supplies are not really known for going on sale but prices are known for being lower during the “off season.” Manufacturers typically increase their prices again come spring. Lower prices on supplies can end up saving you a significant amount on your siding repair Omaha or renovation project!

Outside projects
Don’t worry about cold temperatures or wintery conditions! For the most part, exterior home projects can be done even during the cold winter months. A couple exceptions to this rule would be a full roof replacement and exterior painting projects.

Our General Manager, Matt Davis, says that winter is a great time for siding repair Omaha projects, gutters and making sure your attics are properly insulated.

Siding in winter
You wouldn’t go outside in frigid temperatures without a coat, so don’t let your house sit with an old, damaged coat either! Your siding is essentially the jacket that keeps your house warm, making sure that it’s in tip-top condition is vital.

If you are not sure whether your are in need of siding repair Omaha there’s a few tell tale signs:

Repainting constantly

Siding that is rotting or warped

Your wallpaper is peeling

An Xcel professional contractor will be able to help you determine which type of siding is the best for your home.

Gutters in winter
Gutters play a huge role in the health of your home, if getting your gutters repaired has been on your to do list for a while and you simply haven’t had time to get them fixed, there is no better time than right now!

Gutters take the water from your roof and navigate it away from your home. Keeping the water off of your roof prevents water from finding its way inside your ceiling and walls while directing the water away from your home keeps the water away from your home foundation.

Attics
Insulation! Keep that warm air inside your home!

Reinsulating your attic is a simple way to ensure you are as cozy as possible this winter.

A properly insulated attic also helps prevent ice dams!

How to choose a contractor
When looking for the perfect contractor to help you complete a big home renovation project, there’s a few things you should know about the company before working with them immediately.

Check to see if they are accredited with the BBB

Ask if they are accredited by their suppliers

Find out how long their company has been in business

Ask about their company’s infrastructure

Look at their website and social media to see if they are involved in the local community

If you are ready to get your winter renovation or repair project started, contact a professional Xcel Project Manager today! We offer a free inspection for any project. All you have to do is fill out the form below!

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