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The Best Time of Year for Southern California Home Improvement?

May 07, 2018

You may wonder what’s the best time of year for Southern California home improvement projects.Some home projects are easy to know when to do. You don’t want to install windows when it’s cold outside. Nor do you want to insulate your attic in the blazing heat.

Yet there are a lot of factors to choosing when to schedule projects than just the weather. Picking the right time to do certain home improvements can make the final product look better, keep you on schedule, and potentially even help your budget.

What to Consider when Scheduling Home Improvement Projects

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One of the first things to think about is what the weather is like. Some projects will be easier or harder depending on the weather, such as installing windows, building a porch, or putting in a pool. Projects inside the home, such as installing window treatments or updating furniture, can be scheduled for all year long. Sunburst 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 strict deadline and are paying contractors, consult with them how the weather could affect your project and timeline.

Contractor Schedules

Most contractors have seasons like spring and summer which are busier than the rest of the year. If you can schedule your project outside of their busy season, they won’t be managing as many customers and they can dedicate their full attention to your work.

Your Schedule

Some parts of the year can work better for your projects others. If you have children in school, you may want to schedule renovations while school is in session and when your house is less crowded. Or if you’re taking a week-long vacation, it could be a good time to get your ducts cleaned to avoid the fumes.

Your Budget

If you’re paying cash for your home improvement, then the best time of year to plan is after you have the money on hand. This could be after you’ve saved up enough money, received a large bonus or after you get your tax refund.

Many people start home improvement projects after they receive their tax refund in late winter or early spring, so be aware that home improvement professionals may be busier during the spring and materials may be more expensive.

Other Projects You’re Planning

It’s smart to keep a tab of home improvements you want to complete so that if projects depend on each other you can schedule them out. Try to plan out the major work first, like new flooring, and finish up with the details like window treatments or furniture.

The Best Times of Year for Home Improvement Projects

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Here are our recommendations for exactly when to schedule certain home improvement projects based on the weather and contractor availability.

Projects You Can Do Any Season:

  • Install window treatments

  • Paint interiors

  • Get new appliances

Spring Projects:

  • Redo landscaping

  • Service heater

  • Replace windows

  • Replace or fix exterior siding

Summer Projects:

  • Roofing

  • Service ducts and chimneys

  • Redo kitchens

  • Redo bathrooms

  • Fix gutters and soffit

Autumn Projects:

  • Powerwash deck and siding

  • Weatherize house including energy audit and insulation

  • Service A/C and heater

Winter Projects:

  • Schedule projects for the rest of the year

  • Replace new flooring

  • Replace furniture

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