Can you Build a House in the Winter?

Building a house in the winter

Many people think that a new home cannot be built during winter months due to the cold temperatures, snow, and frozen ground. However, new products, building methods, and technologies have made it possible to be able to build new homes in the winter months and in some cases, can be better for your new home.

Below are a few benefits to being able to build a house in the winter months:

  1. Build your home quicker:
    There are a few things about building your home in the winter that will allow your home to be ready sooner than it may be in during the busy homebuilding months of spring and summer. Building your home in the winter means that work permits with be approved faster because fewer people are applying for them. With fewer homes being built, this also means there will be a much larger selection of contractors available to your home builder.

  2. Stronger home foundation:
    Peoples main concern about building a home in the winter is being able to excavate on pour a strong concrete foundation for the home. In reality, although it may take a little bit longer for the foundation to fully cure, pouring a foundation in cold weather can result in an even stronger foundation than it normally would.

  3. Weather conditions:
    Although it may be cold, if there happens to be a big blizzard during your home construction it is much easier to tarp off a home to keep snow out rather than protect a construction site during a rain storm in the spring or summer.

For more information about building a house in the winter feel free to contact our office at 616-842-2248.