Winter is here; the leaves are long gone from the trees, and the air is too cold to get by without a warm coat. The chilly season sends people deep into their homes to get comfortable until spring returns. What about home builders, though? Is the winter a bad time to embark on custom home building in Maryland? Actually, you can go for it now, and in any season you want.
Is the Cold Bothersome?
Some people may be concerned about whether the freezing winter temperatures might affect the home building process. Would it be uncomfortable or difficult for the building team? While spring and fall could be more ideal, winter is preferable to summer. It is easier to work outdoors in cold conditions than humid, sweltering ones. At the same time, builders are prepared to work in any season, whether hot or cold.
Potential for Harsh Weather
A common conception is that winter brings harsh weather like snow, rain, and wind that can cause significant delays in the construction work. Actually, Maryland’s winters tend to be fairly mild with little to no snow. Nevertheless, the dryness of winter air can be good for the lumber, and the freezing ground can aid the pouring of concrete.
Granted that all goes well, your custom home building timeline may actually be shorter than if you proceeded with the project in any other season. Since people are more out and about in the warmer months, there is less competition and business during the winter. Custom home building teams usually have more time to dedicate to each of their customers and get their projects done sooner.
You, as a customer, can also be more choosy when it comes to lot selection. With less competition, you can be more selective in the perfect plot of land for you. Viking Custom Homes can build on your lot if you have one, or search for the right one for you based on your criteria.
A Time to Plan
The custom home building process all begins with a plan. It takes time to select a custom home floor plan, choose materials and colors for all aspects of the interior and exterior, and order materials. The winter can be an excellent time for planning and working with the designer, builder, architect, etc., so you can begin the build in spring.
Let us be Your Trusted Maryland Home Builder
Are you ready to bring your dream home to life? Enlist the difference of Viking Custom Homes, Maryland’s trusted home builder of high-quality single-family homes for more than three decades. With over 30 years of experience and a reputation of excellence in over five Maryland counties, we offer the highest standard of customer service and quality assurance for your new home. If you are looking to build on one of our beautiful homesite offerings or on your own lot, we are eager to help you every step of the way towards building your dream home. Let us bring your dream to life by building a home where life unfolds! Contact us online or call today at 410-977-2188 to speak with a member of our trusted team. You can also visit our Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn for more information.