Many Ontarians have cold feet when it comes to winter renovations. However, that trend is changing. Aside from price savings, less lead time is required Jan. to March to order most renovation products.
“Home and cottage renovations can provide better overall value in the winter months,” says Keith Carroll, co-owner of Lifestyle Home Products. “High quality products and efficient installation processes can make winter installation work really well.”
Replacing a Front Door
Cold weather installation of a new door’s fit can be done as easily in cold weather conditions as in warmer months.
Wooden doors can have big heat loss and fit issues in the winter. Once a new metal or fiberglass door is in place, insulation improves, saving on winter heating bills.
Replacing a Window
Leaky windows and exterior doors can lose 20-30% of a home’s heat. That’s why it’s good to note that windows can still be replaced when temperatures hover below freezing says Keith. When all openings are carefully pre-measured, the corresponding energy-efficient vinyl windows can be secured in place with quick precision.
Replacing a Bath Tub
“Lifestyle Home Products developed its One-Day Bath renovation system to work with winters in mind,” says Keith. “In these cold months, homeowners really appreciate a complete bath renovation in one day.” Using this process, the old tub can be removed, as well as its old walls with any old tiles or surface coverings. Installation of a new tub or alternate walk-in shower then starts fresh and dry from the floor and stud walls.
Lifestyle manufactures lifetime sunrooms, windows and doors at 944 Crawford Drive in Peterborough. Lifestyle installs everything it makes. Lifestyle is also the Ontario supplier of lifetime One-Day Baths and lifetime roofing shingles. Visit LifestyleHomeProducts.ca for more information.