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6 Tips To Conquer Winter Renovations

By October 29, 2018March 1st, 2022re:fab News

It’s common for people to shy away from renovating during the winter months, but winter is actually an underutilized time for interior renovations. Use the cold months to take advantage of an influx in contractors with more flexible schedules and often reduced rates. Come summer, you’ll have time to focus on external renovations and simply enjoy your space. Here’s how to get the job done right during the winter.

winter renovation tips

Keep it Small

Winter can be unpredictable, so keep to one or two small projects at a time to ensure it gets done and is finished correctly. Don’t attempt a kitchen and living room complete renovation at once. Try splitting each renovation into smaller tasks like flooring, cabinets or painting.

Keep it Organized

Take the fall to plan your winter renovation as best you can. Consider buying and receiving deliveries of bigger equipment and products earlier in case of inclement weather when renovation starts.

Keep It Clear

winter renovation tips
If snow and ice are common in your area, make sure to have a safe path for your contractors to move about. Shovel walkways and salt slippery spots that could result in injuries and delays.

Keep It Cozy

Make sure to keep the heat and hot water on consistently to avoid freezing pipes that could delay internal renovations and lead to costly issues. Keep this in mind for houses and properties that may be seasonal and closed in the winter.

Keep It Polite

Daylight in the winter is hard to come by, driving people to go to bed earlier and wake up late. Be mindful of this adjusted schedule and try to coordinate construction to be done during work and daylight hours.

Keep It Professional

Hiring a professional for renovations is the best way to guarantee the job is done quickly, within budget, safely and correctly. If you’re looking for winter renovations, contact us today for a quote.


Drywall + Carpentry


Whether the interior walls of your commercial facility have been damaged, the front door of your business needs an upgrade or your floors are in need of attention, re:fab has the right team and process to meet your specific needs.
With a team of skilled carpenters and specialty craftsmen, re:fab helps clients tackle quick improvements to full-scale renovation needs.


Renovation Services


Professional Renovation Services Tailored to your Industry.

re:fab is the trusted partner for commercial renovations and specialty applications for properties and facilities across all industries. Whether a commercial office building or a multi-family property, our experienced team has the knowledge and resources to get your job done right.

  • Flooring & Epoxy Coatings
  • Windows and Doors
  • Interior and Exterior Painting
  • Rebranding Services and Special Finishes Installments
  • Carpentry & Drywall Repairs
  • Heating and AC and/or HVAC
  • Plumbing & Electrical
  • Trenching
  • Appliance Replacement
  • Gutters
  • Structural Repairs & Safety Hazards


Specialty Flooring


Floor Coatings Keep Your Foundations Safe

re:fab’s floor coating services provide a dramatic enhancement to the look and feel of commercial and industrial properties. In addition, specialty floor coatings maintain the health and durability of your floors and overall properties, creating a more healthy and safer space for your employees, customers and the environment

Our Experts Provide A Variety Of Floor Coating Services, Including:

  • Epoxy Floor Coatings
  • Cementitious Urethane Resurfacers
  • Decorative Flake and Quartz Floor Coating Systems
  • Joint Fillers-Repair Mortars
  • Electrostatic Dissipative (ESD) Coating Systems
  • High-Performance Urethane Topcoat
  • Resurfacers
  • Same-Day Coating Systems
  • Moisture Vapor Reducer
  • Sealers
  • Urethane Topcoats

*Please note: re:fab provides flooring services as part of a larger renovation or painting program or project, not a standalone service.


EIFS + Stucco


Commercial buildings and industrial facilities featuring exterior walls with an Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) have the attractiveness of a stucco finish but with greater insulation, toughness and longevity. In fact, unlike stucco, EIFS is actually a multi-layered system that includes insulation board, base coat and finish coat. It’s a combination that provides a classic look with modern advantages.

In addition to much-improved insulation, EIFS can improve indoor air quality and reduce the environmental impact of a structure throughout its lifetime, and it is available in a virtually unlimited range of colors and textures.

EIFS has transformed commercial buildings across all industries and our team of specialists can help you understand the benefits of this important application.


Power Washing


Regular power washing keeps commercial facilities running efficiently and safely, helps businesses stay compliant with environmental regulations, rids surfaces of mold and delivers an attractive first impression to clients and guests. Our team can quickly and easily return your properties to excellent condition.

Exterior Power Washing Services Include:

  • Exterior wall pressure washing
  • Construction clean-up
  • Graffiti removal
  • Heavy equipment, truck and fleet cleaning
  • Driveway and parking lot cleaning
  • Patio washing
  • Gutter and drain cleaning
  • Outdoor structures such as play equipment
  • Swimming pools
  • Outbuilding

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Painting


re:fab’s 30 years+ experience with commercial interior and exterior painting, sealing and wall & ceiling applications assures each client that we have the expertise to deliver for any business painting requirement. Tackling projects both large and small, across New England, our teams are capable of serving all of your standard and specialty painting and application needs.

  • Interior & exterior applications
  • Multi-color systems
  • Wallpaper removal & installation
  • Power washing
  • EIFS & stucco
  • Wall coverings
  • Korugard
  • Acoustical ceiling painting
  • Lead paint removal
  • Low odor and non-VOC painting
  • Line striping
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