Whats the Best Time of Year for Home Improvement in Destin?05/07/2018Eric Ramsey You may wonder what’s the best season for Destin home improvement projects. Some home projects are easy to schedule. You don’t want to put in new windows when it’s freezing outside. Nor do you want to insulate your attic when it’s sweltering outside. Yet there are a lot of factors that go into choosing what time of year to do your projects than just the weather. Choosing the right season to schedule home improvements can make your projects more successful, keep the project on track, and can even be easier on your wallet. Things to Consider when Choosing the Time of Year for Home Projects Weather The first thing to consider is what the weather is like. Some projects are weather dependent, such as installing windows, building a porch, or putting in that new pool. Other projects that take place inside, such as installing window treatments or updating furniture, can be done any time of year. We can install shutters before your holiday party, after your garage sale, in the middle of a lazy summer, or when the kids go back to school. If you have a strict deadline and are paying contractors, ask them how the weather may affect your project and timeline. Contractor Schedules Most contractors have seasons like spring and summer that tend to be busier than other seasons. If you can schedule your project during their lighter season, they won’t be juggling as many customers and details are less likely to slip through the cracks. Your Schedule Some times of year can work better for your home improvements others. If you have children in school, it can help to schedule your projects while school is in session and when your house is less crowded. Or if there’s a vacation in your future, it might be a good time to get your interior repainted to avoid the fumes. Available Funds If you’re paying your contractor in cash, then the best time of year to plan is after you have the money on hand. This might be after you’ve saved a little bit, received a large bonus or after you get your tax refund. Most people start home improvement projects after they receive their tax refund around March or April, so remember that home improvement professionals may be busier during the spring and materials may be more expensive. Other Projects On Your Schedule It’s good to keep a running list of renovations you want to get done so that if projects depend on each other you can build a timeline. Try to schedule the biggest ones, like new flooring, and end with the smaller projects like window treatments or furniture. The Best Seasons for Home Improvement Projects Here are our recommendations for the best season in which to do certain projects based on the weather and potential contractor availability. Projects You Can Do Any Season: Replace window treatments Paint interiors Get new appliances Spring Projects: Landscaping Service heater Install new windows Replace or repair exterior siding Summer Projects: Roofing Clean ducts and chimneys Renovate kitchens Renovate bathrooms Replace gutters and soffit Autumn Projects: Powerwash deck and siding Weatherize home including energy audit and insulation Repair A/C and furnace Winter Projects: Schedule upcoming projects Install new flooring Replace furniture Ready to Spring into Action on your Window Treatment Renovations? If you’re ready to replace your window treatments to improve your home, give us a call at 850-203-0419 or complete the form below.