When is the best time to start a Demolition Project?
The first step in any demolition project is to get in touch with a respected Demolition Company. Due to the fact that exterior demolition work can only be completed during the spring, summer, and fall months, it is essential that you reach out to your local, trusted demolition company as quickly as possible.
Permitting and scheduling can often take months. Try and get an early jump on your project even if you are in the dead of winter. Estimates can still be completed if the ground is visible. While Demolition companies may adjust hours for the winter months, do not hesitate to reach out! More likely than not, the Demolition company will be happy to begin the relationship and start a roadmap for your project.
Why is Now the best time to start a demolition project?
Well, to restate the information above, paperwork can often be a huge delaying factor. If you have a historical property or building, permitting can take up to 18 months in certain towns throughout New England. Additionally, by not hesitating to reach out, you will be able to get more accurate estimates from demolition contractors who can schedule their resources more effectively in the future.
While the southern states benefit from warm weather year-round, New England is not so lucky. The winter months often make exterior demolition work extremely difficult to complete. If the ground is frozen or temperatures are below freezing, it is likely that exterior demolition work cannot be completed. That being said, interior demolition work can still be completed during these months and if you’re looking to complete some interior demolition projects, consider proposing a winter timeline to your demolition contractor.
How do I make this process go as smoothly as possible?
Cross your T’s and dot your I’s! The best thing you can do is precisely determine what changes you need to be completed. Projects can often be seriously derailed when individuals add significant changes midway through such as demolishing another portion of the house or gutting another room. Make sure that your project stays true to the original scope in order to complete it as quickly as possible. Not only does that help with the timeline, but your demolition contractor will truly appreciate you as a client!
If you have any questions or are looking to get a quote for your next demolition project, do not hesitate to reach out to Boston Demolition & Removal!