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COVID-19 has disrupted many aspects of life, but if you were hoping to give your home exterior a makeover this year, don’t put it off until things have settled down. Now is a great time to jump in and hire a contractor to do it.

But what about social distancing and stay-at-home orders?

The D.C. metro area considers construction an essential business, so many home exterior remodeler businesses are able to operate. With virtual tools, they can help you begin the home remodeling process while following social distancing guidelines. And you’ll find there are many reasons why it makes sense to hire your contractor and get started now.

Why Hire a Home Exterior Remodeler During COVID-19?

Whether you want new home siding, replacement windows or another exterior home renovation, don’t let COVID-19 put you off. Here are six reasons why now is the perfect time to hire a home exterior remodeler:

1. Most home exterior jobs aren’t DIY.

If you have some extra time and energy on your hands these days, it might be tempting to tackle some DIY home projects. That’s great, but don’t bite off more than you can chew.

Installing replacement windows and doors, roofing, home siding or other outside features takes precision and skill to prevent drafts and leaks. If your project involves heights or tools you are unfamiliar with, it could become dangerous too.

Spend time on a smaller project and save the big stuff for the pros. You’ll get better results and save yourself a lot of trouble when you hire an expert contractor who knows what they’re doing.

2. Get ahead of the rush.

Right now, many things are on pause, and most homeowners are not prioritizing home remodeling projects. Hire your contractor now, and you can get ahead of the rush when life goes back to normal and people start working on their homes again.

3. Social distancing won’t affect your first steps.

When you think about home renovations, you probably imagine a crew in your home. That might be inadvisable during social distancing, but you’re forgetting about the first part of the remodeling process.

Every home renovation begins with communication. You and your contractor have a lot to discuss before they set foot on your property. What you want, what they can do, how much it will cost, the terms of the contract and more must be hashed out first. Luckily, all of this is easy to do through virtual tools from the safety of your own home, so there’s no need to wait until stay-at-home orders end.

4. A professional remodeler knows what will work best for your house.

The internet has countless home renovation ideas, but not every makeover trend is appropriate for every home.

Design is a big part of the home remodeling process, and the best contractors have a design team that can advise you what will work best for your home based on your vision and budget before any building begins. They’ll even make your home exterior replacement process hassle-free.

Take the time now to design your new home exterior, and when building begins, you’ll have the perfect plan in place so that everything goes smoothly.

5. Avoid supply chain issues later.

Eventually, your home exterior remodeler will be able to begin the building phase of your renovation. When they do, they’ll need supplies.

COVID-19 has disrupted many industries’ supply chains for the foreseeable future. The best way to avoid this slowing down your renovations is to get your orders in now. It’s better to have delayed deliveries now, before building can begin, rather than later. Putting in your order now also will put you at the top of the list when the demand for renovations increases after social distancing ends.

6. A renovation project is an investment in the future.

No one knows how long the COVID-19 pandemic will last, but we do know that things will eventually get better. In the meantime, everyone needs something to look forward to.

Enhancing your home’s exterior is one way to look to the future. Just imagine how great it will feel to pick up normal activities again and have a beautiful home to return to each day. The first time you can have guests over, they will be surprised to see your newly renovated home exterior!

While you’re stuck at home, why not give your house a little extra attention? Hiring a contractor and beginning the home remodeling process is a great way to distract yourself and enjoy a little normalcy during these unprecedented times.

What to Look for in a Home Exterior Remodeler During COVID-19

Every business is looking for ways to keep their employees and customers safe during COVID-19, including home exterior remodelers. When you begin the search for a contractor, ask them about what they’re doing to keep their crews and clients safe with these things:

Virtual Consultations

Are they willing to consult with you over the phone, email and video conference platforms? What kind of virtual design tools do they use to create renderings?

Sanitation Practices

If you expect to have a crew on your property before social distancing is completely over, ask about their cleanliness policies. Do workers have the supplies to wash their hands on site? What kind of distance can they keep, and are they outfitted with appropriate PPE?

Sick Employee Policies

How are they handling potentially infected employees? Do they offer appropriate sick leave and require employees who are showing symptoms to remain home? Can they postpone work if one of your family members becomes ill?

Begin Your Home Exterior Makeover Today

Alco Products is committed to giving D.C. metro area homeowners home exteriors they love while investing in the communities we serve and keeping them safe from COVID-19. We specialize in home siding, replacement windows, roofing, doors and decks.

Whatever home exterior renovation you are considering, we can get you started with a free virtual consultation and help you take the first step towards a more beautiful home.