Online home improvement resource FixTheHome.com announces that this winter has been the busiest by far and that the number of leads being passed to contractors is over 40% greater than this time last year.
The goal of FixTheHome.com is to provide online referrals to homeowners who are looking for contractors in their area for almost any home improvement project. Typically, this time of year (winter) is the slowest. Many contractors struggle to find odd jobs to pay the bills and often let a portion of their staff go for the season. This year, FixTheHome.com is reporting a surge in home improvement project requests from homeowners. The website staff is reporting an increase in home improvement contractor request that is 40% greater than last year’s requests to this point in the winter.
The website staff believes some of the reasons more homeowners are seeking home improvement contractors is because this winter has been warmer than many others so far in many parts of the country. They also believe that the rapid decline in the economy in 2008 and 2009 immediately stopped many homeowners from doing home improvement projects and many of these homes have reached a point where the work must get down, despite the state of the economy. FixTheHome.com staff reports that much of the surge in requests is coming from the Mid-Atlantic where temperatures have been significantly warmer to date and where certain metro areas, like Washington, DC are perhaps less recession proof than some other areas of the country.
FixTheHome.com has been connecting homeowners to quality home improvement contractors since 2003. To find out more about FixTheHome.com visit their website. If you are a homeowner looking for a contractor you may use the form on their website or call (866) 350-3023.