You may wonder what’s the best time of year for Atlanta home improvement projects.Some home improvement projects are easy to schedule. You don’t want to replace your windows when it’s cold outside. Nor do you want to add insulation to your attic in the middle of summer.
But there are more factors that go into choosing when to schedule projects than just the weather. Choosing the right time of year to schedule home improvements can make your projects more successful, keep you on schedule, and can even be easier on your wallet.
Things to Consider when Scheduling Home Projects
The most important thing to think about is the season you’re in and the weather outside. Some home improvements are weather dependent, like installing windows, putting together a porch, or putting in that new pool. Projects inside the home, such as putting in window treatments or cycling out furniture, can be scheduled for all year long. Sunburst can put in shutters before your Christmas party, after your garage sale, in the middle of a hot summer, or during back to school season.
If you have a strict deadline and are working with contractors, communicate with them how the weather might affect your project and timeline.
Any contractor will have seasons like spring and summer which are busier than other seasons. If you can start working with a contractor during their lighter season, they won’t be managing as many customers and details are less likely to slip through the cracks.
Some times of year might be better for your home improvements others. If you have kids in school, it might be smart to schedule renovations during the school year when your house is less crowded. Or if you have a vacation planned, it might be a good time to refinish your hardwood floors to avoid the fumes.
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 could be after you’ve saved up enough money, received a bonus at work or when your tax refund comes in.
Several homeowners begin their projects after they get their tax refund around March or April, so remember that contractors may be busier during the spring and materials may be more expensive.
Other Projects On Your Schedule
It’s helpful to keep a tab of renovations you want to get done so that if they need to be done in a certain order you can schedule them out. Try to schedule the biggest ones, like new floors, and put the smaller ones at the end such as window treatments or furniture.
The Best Seasons for Home Improvement Projects
Here are our recommendations for when to do certain home improvements based on the weather and contractor availability.
Projects You Can Do All Year Long:
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