Tips for Surviving a Summer Construction Project

Tips for Surviving a Summer Construction Project
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    We shiver through the winter with our minds steadfastly set on the coming summer months. It’s an excellent time for countless gatherings, cookouts, activities—and construction projects? Many homeowners pick the season for their projects because it is much easier to work in the summer than the winter, especially if your project involves being outdoors. However, even summer has its cons, especially when laboring under its sun. Read on to learn a few tips for surviving a summer construction project.

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Stay Hydrated

Many have touted the benefits of water, as it is essential to healthy living. However, when you are working countless hours under the sun, hydration becomes a vital necessity. Think about the fact that your body is working overtime to keep you cool. Staying hydrated will replenish the excessive water loss, which keeps you from heatstroke as your body can then stably regulate its temperature.

Dumpster Rental

Your construction project will likely create a lot of waste, which can be frustrating and dangerous when you don’t have a designated area. Renting a roll-off dumpster is an excellent way to save yourself time and energy, which is especially important to conserve under the heat.

As we all know, construction projects rarely stay on their designated timeline, so it is important to know how long you can rent your roll-off dumpster. Staying informed on the allotted rental periods will help you avoid exorbitant rental feeds.

Timing

One of the best tips for surviving a summer construction project is to plan your day around the heat. It’s wise to look at the weather forecast in advance and decide what parts of your project are best to work on at certain times of the day. Of course, it depends, but it is helpful to remember that the hottest parts of the day usually occur roughly between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. You can try to stay out of the sun during those times by working on aspects of your projects that you can do indoors.

Dress Smart

Although you always need to wear the required construction gear necessary to remain safe, you have a choice in the clothing you wear underneath. It is best to wear lightweight clothing with neutral colors that fit your body comfortably during the summer. In addition, it is also helpful to purchase some longer-sleeved shirts and pants or sunscreen to protect your skin from sun damage.

Protection

Your whole body naturally plays a role in maintaining your internal temperature, but you can certainly help it in this process. Wearing a hat will prove quite dynamically beneficial. When you wear a hat, it blocks away harmful UV rays that can cause sun damage to your scalp. Moreover, a hat shields you from excessive heat, which allows your body to thermoregulate efficiently. Finally, since you are working on a construction project, a hat can help keep you safe from any renovation-related dangers.

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