Four reasons why an enclosure could be a Smart Exterior Solution for you.
Spring is around the corner, and so is our annual dreaded pollen season. Are you ready?
Since the pandemic, there’s been a lot of news about the incredible rise of home improvement projects. Much of this renovation interest is driven by homeowners faced with the reality of a changed lifestyle. People have had to find ways to accommodate the requirements for working from home. Families with school-aged children have had to address remote learning needs.
In addition, we’re experiencing a remarkably dynamic real estate market. The Triangle’s growth in population, job opportunities and infrastructure are all contributing to the unprecedented demand for new homes. To exacerbate our condition, homeowners are staying in their homes, so housing inventories are at an all-time low. The lack of inventory and subsequent increased home prices make it challenging for current homeowners to buy a new or different home to gain more space.
But adding on a room is often cost-prohibitive, thanks to the surprisingly high cost and lack of availability of basics, like lumber. Before the pandemic, pricing was $350 to $500 per thousand board feet. It skyrocketed as do-it-yourselfers worked on their home improvement projects, which coincided with the short supply of lumber. Lumber prices dropped last August to $389 per thousand board feet but in mid-January, prices were back up to $1,111 per thousand board feet. That’s almost triple the August price!
Many homeowners are seeking solutions on how to best use the existing space in their homes to maximize what they have.
So what to do?
If your home features a screened-in porch or deck, consider an enclosure. Right now, O.C. Taylor’s enclosures are not affected by limited availability of materials or volatile pricing. For most projects, installation can be completed in as little as one day!
Wouldn’t it be great to convert unused space that lets the outdoors in, adds style, versatility and can be used three or four seasons? Contact us today for a free consultation and you could have a beautiful addition to your home before pollen season kicks in.