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The Best Season for Clearwater Home Improvement?

May 07, 2018

You may wonder what’s the best time of year for Clearwater home improvement projects.Some home projects are easy to know when to do. You don’t want to put in new windows when it’s cold outdoors. Nor do you want to add insulation to your attic in the blazing heat.

But there are more factors that go into choosing when to do your projects than just the weather. Choosing the right season to schedule home improvements can make your projects more successful, keep you on schedule, and may even save you some money.

What to Consider when Scheduling Home Projects

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Weather

The most important thing to take into account is what the weather is like. Some home improvement projects will be easier or harder depending on the weather, like installing windows, building a deck, or putting in a pool. Home improvements that you do inside, like installing window treatments or replacing furniture, can be scheduled for virtually any time. We can install shutters before your Christmas party, after your garage sale, in the middle of a sweltering summer, or when the kids go back to school.

If you’re on a tight deadline and are working with contractors, communicate with them how the climate could affect your project and timeline.

Contractor Schedules

Almost every contractor has seasons like spring and summer which are busier than other seasons. If you can schedule your project during their lighter season, they won’t be handling as many projects and they can dedicate their full attention to your work.

Your Schedule

Certain times of year might be better for your home improvements others. If you have children in school, it might be smart to schedule renovations while school is in session and when your house is a little more empty. Or if there’s a vacation in your future, it could be a decent time to get your ducts cleaned to avoid the fumes.

Your Budget

If you’re paying your contractor in cash, then the best time of year to plan is after you have the funds. This could be after you’ve saved a little bit, received a large bonus or after you get your tax refund.

Several people start home improvement projects after they get their tax refund in late winter or early spring, so remember that home improvement professionals might have a busier schedule during the spring and materials can cost more.

Other Projects You Have

It’s helpful to keep a running list of projects you want to get done so that if they need to be done in a certain order you can build a timeline. Try to plan out the big projects, like new flooring, and put the smaller ones at the end like window treatments or furniture.

The Best Times of Year for Home Improvement Projects

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Here are some ideas for exactly when to do certain projects based on the weather and contractor availability.

Projects You Can Do All Year Long:

  • Put in window treatments

  • Paint interiors

  • Install new appliances

Spring Projects:

  • Landscaping

  • Maintenance on the heater

  • Replace windows

  • Replace or repair exterior siding

Summer Projects:

  • Repair or replace roof

  • Service chimneys

  • Redo kitchens

  • Redo bathrooms

  • Repair gutters and soffit

Autumn Projects:

  • Pressure-wash deck and siding

  • Weatherize house including energy audit and insulation

  • Repair A/C and heater

Winter Projects:

  • Schedule projects for the rest of the year

  • Replace new flooring

  • Replace furniture

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