Timing is important! That is true if saving money is important to you. In this article, we will consider three money saving tips that most people doe not think about when they shell out there hard earned money for this high dollar item. The following facts would also apply to purchasing your new roof, driveway, fence and many other home improvements. Having a new patio cover, rv cover or carport installed on your home does not just serve the purpose of covering your vehicles and valuables, it also ads to the appearance of you home. Make sure and consider that before you decide on a product. It will be up for years to come and will affect the value of you home. When it comes time to sell you house, will you wish you had stepped up to a nicer looking patio cover or carport?
So then, lets look at some money saving tips:
When the prices are low
Lets assume that you do not have piles of extra cash that your tired of being in the way. Contractors most always have the best prices when they are in their slow season. Winter and early spring is a great time to order your carport or patio cover. Unlike having a roof put on, there are no major drawbacks to installing your aluminum cover in cold, rainy weather. Before I owned Magnum Patio Covers, I worked for a roofing company and serviced the Tacoma, Puyallup area and one warning that I needed to tell potential customers is that some asphalt shingle companies would not warranty their product until the weather was warm enough to seal down the shingle tabs. (that is something that every homeowner should know) However, there are no worries when it comes to installing your aluminum carport or patio cover. Go ahead and pull the trigger in the winter when the prices are best!
When the schedule is easy:
Late Spring and Summer are the busy times for most contractors, especially during a strong growing economy. Put a down payment on your cover and get on the schedule early.
Suppliers and warehouse stock
As the busy season begins, it is often a problem for contractors to order product. Their suppliers and warehouses are scrambling to meet the demands and make the best guesses on how much stock they will need.
You will have a much easier time completing your project when the schedule is easy.
When you need it most:
Here in the northwest, the main purpose of patio covers and carports is not to block that hot annoying sunshine; rather its to protect our valuables from the constant rain, snow and wind that blows leaves and fir needles all over our stuff! Yes, its nice to have the shade in the summer time, but blocking the rain is most important.
Before you decide to purchase that new boat, camper or other toy, consider investing in your home which will increase the value and prolong the life of your deck, porch, rv, trailer and whatever else needs to be covered.