The Best Season for Southern California Home Improvement?05/07/2018Kimball Jones You may wonder what’s the best season for Southern California home improvement projects.Some home improvement projects are easy to schedule. It’s not a great idea to put in new windows when it’s freezing outside. Similarly you don’t want to insulate your attic when it’s blazing hot. But there are more 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 the final product look better, keep the project on track, and can even help your budget. What to Consider when Scheduling Home Projects Weather The first thing to consider is the climate you’re in and the weather outside. Some home improvement projects will be easier or harder depending on the weather, such as putting in new windows, building a patio, or putting in a pool. Other projects that take place inside, like putting in window treatments or replacing furniture, can be scheduled for all year long. We can put in shutters before your holiday party, after your garage sale, in the middle of a hot summer, or during back to school season. If you’re on a tight deadline and are paying contractors, communicate with them how the weather could affect your project and timeline. Contractor Schedules Any contractor will have seasons like spring and summer that tend to be busier than others. 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 Certain times of year may be better for your projects others. If you have children in school, it can help to schedule renovations while school is in session and when your house is less crowded. Or if there’s a vacation in your future, it could be a decent time to get your interior repainted to avoid the fumes. Your Budget If you’re paying your contractor in cash, then the best time of year for a project is after you have the money on hand. This might be after you’ve saved a little bit, received a large bonus or when your tax refund comes in. Many people start home improvement projects after they get their tax refund around March or April, so be aware that home improvement professionals may be busier during the spring and materials can cost more. Other Projects You’re Planning It’s good to keep a running list of renovations you want to do so that if projects depend on each other you can schedule them out. Try to schedule the big projects, such as new flooring, and put the smaller ones at the end like window treatments or furniture. The Best Times of Year for Home Improvement Projects Here are some ideas for when to schedule certain projects based on the weather and potential contractor availability. Projects You Can Do Any Season: Put in window treatments Repaint interiors Get new appliances Spring Projects: Install landscaping Maintenance on the heater Replace windows Replace or repair exterior siding Summer Projects: Repair or replace roof Service chimneys Redo kitchens Redo bathrooms Fix gutters and soffit Fall Projects: Pressure-wash deck and siding Winterize home including energy audit and insulation Maintain A/C and furnace Winter Projects: Plan projects for the rest of the year Put in new flooring Replace furniture Want to Spring into Action on your Window Treatment Renovations? If you’re ready to replace your window treatments to improve your home, call us at 888-611-2474 or use the form below.