The Best Season for Philadelphia Home Improvement?05/07/2018Holly Perron 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 freezing outdoors. 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 do your projects than just the weather. Picking the right time to do certain home improvements can make your projects more successful, keep you on schedule, and can even save you some money. Things to Consider when Scheduling Home Projects Weather The first thing to think about 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 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 garage sale, in the middle of a sweltering summer, or any other time of year. If you have a strict deadline and are paying contractors, consult with them how the climate might affect your project and timeline. Contractor Schedules Any contractor will have seasons like spring and summer which are busier than others. If you can start working with a contractor during their lighter season, they won’t be juggling as many projects and details are less likely to be neglected. 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 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 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 people start home improvement 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 put the smaller ones at the end such as window treatments or furniture. The Best Times of Year for Home Improvement Projects Here are our recommendations for the best season in which to do certain home improvement projects based on the weather and potential contractor availability. Projects You Can Do Any Season: Put in 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 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 215-874-4897 or complete the form below.