Whats the Best Time of Year for Home Improvement in Atlanta?05/07/2018Dan Taylor 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 freezing outside. Nor do you want to add insulation to your attic when it’s sweltering outside. 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 the project on track, and can even be easier on your wallet. Things to Consider when Scheduling Home Projects Weather One of the most important things to think about is what the weather is like. Some home improvements are weather dependent, like installing windows, putting together a porch, or putting in that new pool. Home improvements that you do inside, such as putting in window treatments or cycling out furniture, can be scheduled for virtually any time. Sunburst can put in shutters before your Christmas party, after your newest renovation, in the middle of a sweltering summer, or any other time of year. If you have a strict deadline and are working with contractors, communicate with them how the weather might affect your project and timeline. Contractor Schedules 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 handling as many customers and they can dedicate their full attention to your work. Your Schedule Some times of year might be better for your projects others. If you have kids in school, it can help 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 get your interior repainted to avoid the fumes. Available Funds 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 people start home improvement 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 big projects, 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: Install window treatments Paint interiors Put in new appliances Spring Projects: Landscaping Maintenance on the heater Install new windows Replace or fix exterior siding Summer Projects: Roofing Service ducts and chimneys Redo kitchens Redo bathrooms Fix gutters and soffit Fall Projects: Powerwash deck and siding Winterize house including energy audit and insulation Service A/C and furnace Winter Projects: Plan projects for the rest of the year Install new flooring Buy new furniture Want to Spring into Action on your Window Treatment Renovations? If you’re ready to tackle your window treatments to improve your home, drop us a line at 404-962-8517 or complete the form below.