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Whats the Best Time of Year for Home Improvement in Philadelphia?

May 07, 2018

You may wonder what’s the best time of year for Philadelphia home improvement projects.Some home projects are easy to know when to do. You don’t want to install windows when it’s cold outdoors. 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 do your projects than just the weather. Picking the right time to do certain home improvements can make your projects more successful, keep the project on track, and can even save you some money.

Things to Consider when Scheduling Home Projects

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One of the most important things to take into account is the climate you’re in and the weather outside. Some home improvements will be easier or harder depending on the weather, such as putting in new windows, building a porch, or putting in a pool. Home improvements that you do inside, such as installing window treatments or cycling out furniture, can be scheduled for any time of year. We can put in shutters before your holiday party, after your newest renovation, in the middle of a sweltering summer, or during back to school season.

If you have a strict deadline and are paying contractors, consult with them how the climate may affect your project and timeline.

Contractor Schedules

Any contractor will have seasons like spring and summer which are busier than the rest of the year. If you can start working with a contractor during their lighter season, they won’t be juggling as many projects and they can dedicate their full attention to your work.

Your Schedule

Certain times of year might be better for your home renovations than others. If you have children in school, it might be smart 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 might be a good time to refinish your hardwood floors to avoid the fumes.

Available Funds

If you’re paying cash for your home improvement, then the best time of year to plan is after you have the funds. This could be after you’ve saved a little bit, received a large bonus or when your tax refund comes in.

Many homeowners begin their projects after they get their tax refund around March or April, so remember that contractors might have a busier schedule during the spring and materials can cost more.

Other Projects On Your Schedule

It’s helpful to keep a tab of renovations you want to complete so that if they need to be done in a certain order you can schedule them out. Try to schedule the biggest ones, such as new floors, and finish up with the details such as window treatments or furniture.

The Best Times of Year for Home Improvement Projects

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Here are our recommendations for the best season in which to schedule certain home improvement projects based on the weather and potential contractor availability.

Projects You Can Do All Year Long:

  • Install window treatments

  • Paint interiors

  • Get new appliances

Spring Projects:

  • Install landscaping

  • Service heater

  • Replace windows

  • Replace or fix exterior siding

Summer Projects:

  • Roofing

  • Service chimneys

  • Redo kitchens

  • Renovate bathrooms

  • Fix gutters and soffit

Autumn Projects:

  • Powerwash deck and siding

  • Winterize house including energy audit and insulation

  • Service A/C and heater

Winter Projects:

  • Schedule upcoming projects

  • Install new flooring

  • Replace furniture

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