The Best Season for Gainesville Home Improvement Projects?05/07/2018Eric Ramsey You may wonder what’s the best season for Gainesville home improvement projects.Some home improvement projects are easy to schedule. You don’t want to replace your windows when it’s snowing outside. Similarly you don’t want to add insulation to your attic in the middle of summer.Yet there are more factors that go into choosing when to schedule projects than just the weather. Choosing the right time of year to start home improvements can make your projects more successful, keep the project on track, and may even help your budget.Things to Consider when Scheduling Home Projects WeatherOne of the most important things to take into account is the season you’re in and the weather outside. Some home improvement projects will be easier or harder depending on the weather, like replacing windows, building a porch, or putting in that new pool. Home improvements that you do inside, such as installing window treatments or updating furniture, can be scheduled for all year long. We can put in shutters before your holiday party, after your newest renovation, in the middle of a lazy summer, or any other time of year.If you’re on a tight deadline and are working with contractors, communicate with them how the weather may affect your project and timeline.Contractor SchedulesMost contractors have seasons like spring and summer which are busier than others. If you can start working with a contractor outside of their busy season, they won’t be handling as many customers and they can dedicate their full attention to your work. Your ScheduleSome parts of the 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 good time to get your ducts cleaned to avoid the fumes.Available FundsIf you’re paying cash for your home improvement, then the best time of year for a project is after you have the money on hand. This might be after you’ve saved up enough money, received a bonus at work or when your tax refund comes in.Most homeowners begin their projects after they get their tax refund in late winter or early spring, so be aware that contractors might have a busier schedule during the spring and materials can cost more.Other Projects You HaveIt’s helpful to keep a running list of home improvements you want to complete so that if projects depend on each other you can put together a schedule. Try to plan out the big projects, such as new floors, and finish up with the details like window treatments or furniture. The Best Seasons for Home Improvement Projects Here are some ideas for exactly when to schedule certain projects based on the weather and contractor availability.Projects You Can Do Any Season:Install window treatmentsRepaint interiorsPut in new appliancesSpring Projects:Redo landscapingMaintenance on the heaterInstall new windowsReplace or fix exterior sidingSummer Projects: RoofingClean ducts and chimneysRenovate kitchensRedo bathroomsReplace gutters and soffitFall Projects: Pressure-wash deck and sidingWinterize home including energy audit and insulationService A/C and heaterWinter Projects: Plan projects for the rest of the yearPut in new flooringBuy new furnitureWant to Spring into Action on your Window Treatment Renovations?If you’re ready to address your window treatments to improve your home, call us at 813-602-5966 or complete the form below.