Attic work in January may go a heck of a lot faster than in July or August.
If you have to park a half mile from the job and tote tools and materials up four flights of stairs that's going to slow things down.
Workers think they would rather be fishing or doing other things the whole year so this is just normal working conditions.
We got it worse where I live than where Cletis is. The surf comes up and nobody want's to work......
85deg. an Sunny today.
We're in northern IA, yes work is more costly in extreme cold, but we also pay less overtime due to shorter working days. Not saying it's a wash, but worth considering.
Also work can (for some EC's, not us) be harder to find in winter, which keeps winter rates down.
In general though, if we had rate adder for "weather" then our clientele would balk and call someone else. The flipside is, if it's too cold we just make them wait a few days for better weather, and that's usually acceptable.
"They said it couldn't be done, but the fool didn't know it..."
Gosh, I feel for you guys, having to work outside in those weather extrems. We had -38 F this morning in interior Alaska . worked inside all day doing maintence and paper work.