The Best Time of Year for Kingsport Home Improvement?05/07/2018Jacob Hayes You might wonder what’s the best time of year for Kingsport home improvement projects.Some home projects are easy to know when to do. It’s not a great idea to put in new windows when it’s snowing outdoors. Nor do you want to add insulation to your attic when it’s sweltering outside. Yet there are more factors to choosing when to do your 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 may even help your budget. What to Consider when Choosing the Time of Year for Home Improvement Projects Weather The first thing to think about is the season you’re in and the weather outside. Some projects are weather dependent, like installing windows, building a patio, or putting in that new pool. Other projects that take place inside, like putting in window treatments or replacing furniture, can be scheduled for virtually any time. We can install shutters before your Christmas 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 climate might affect your project and timeline. Contractor Schedules Most contractors have seasons like spring and summer that tend to be busier than the rest of the year. If you can start working with a contractor outside of their busy season, they won’t be handling as many projects and they can dedicate their full attention to your work. Your Schedule Some times of year may work better for your home renovations than others. If you have kids in school, you may want 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 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 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 after you get your tax refund. Most homeowners begin their projects after they get their tax refund in late winter or early spring, so remember that home improvement professionals may be busier during the spring and materials may be more expensive. Other Projects On Your Schedule It’s good 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 build a timeline. Try to plan out the big projects, such as new flooring, and finish up with the details like window treatments or furniture. The Best Times of Year for Home Improvement Projects Here are some ideas for the best season in which to do certain projects based on the weather and contractor availability. Projects You Can Do Any Time of Year: Put in window treatments Repaint interiors Get new appliances Spring Projects: Landscaping Maintenance on the heater Install new windows Replace or fix exterior siding Summer Projects: Repair or replace roof Clean ducts and chimneys Renovate kitchens Redo bathrooms Fix gutters and soffit Autumn Projects: Powerwash deck and siding Winterize home 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 Ready to Spring into Action on your Window Treatment Renovations? If you’re ready to tackle your window treatments to improve your home, give us a call at 276-685-5343 or fill out the form below.