What’s the Best Season for Home Improvement Projects in Gainesville?

Eric Ramsey

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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 insulate 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

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Weather

One of the most important things to take into account is the season you’re in and the weather outside. Some home improvement projects are weather dependent, 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 Schedules

Most 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 Schedule

Some 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 Funds

If 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.

Many 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 Have

It’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

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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 treatments

  • Repaint interiors

  • Put in new appliances

Spring Projects:

  • Redo landscaping

  • Maintenance on the heater

  • Install new windows

  • Replace or fix exterior siding

Summer Projects:

  • Roofing

  • Clean ducts and chimneys

  • Renovate kitchens

  • Redo bathrooms

  • Replace gutters and soffit

Fall Projects:

  • Pressure-wash deck and siding

  • Winterize home including energy audit and insulation

  • Service A/C and heater

Winter Projects:

  • Plan projects for the rest of the year

  • Put in new flooring

  • Buy new furniture

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