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The Best Season for Tampa Home Improvement Projects?

May 07, 2018

You might wonder what’s the best time of year for Tampa home improvement projects.Some home improvement projects are easy to know when to do. You don’t want to replace your windows when it’s cold outdoors. Nor do you want to insulate your attic in the blazing heat.

Yet there are a lot of factors to choosing what time of year to schedule projects than just the weather. Choosing the right time of year to schedule home improvements can make the final product look better, keep you on schedule, and can even be easier on your wallet.

What to Consider when Scheduling Home Improvement Projects

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One of the most important things 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, putting together a patio, or putting in a pool. Home improvements that you do inside, like installing window treatments or replacing furniture, can be scheduled for virtually any time. We can install shutters before your holiday party, after your newest renovation, in the middle of a hot summer, or any other time of year.

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

Contractor Schedules

Almost every contractor has seasons like spring and summer that tend to be busier than the rest of the year. If you can schedule your project outside of their busy season, they won’t be handling as many projects and details are less likely to slip through the cracks.

Your Schedule

Some times of year may work better for your projects 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 decent time to get your interior repainted 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 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 the beginning of spring, so remember that home improvement professionals might have a busier schedule during the spring and materials may be more expensive.

Other Projects On Your Schedule

It’s smart to keep a running list of projects you want to complete so that if projects depend on each other you can schedule them out. Try to schedule the big projects, like new flooring, and end with the smaller projects like window treatments or furniture.

The Best Seasons for Home Improvement Projects

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Here are our recommendations for exactly when to do certain home improvement projects based on the weather and potential contractor availability.

Projects You Can Do Any Season:

  • Replace window treatments

  • Paint interiors

  • Install new appliances

Spring Projects:

  • Redo landscaping

  • Maintenance on the heater

  • Replace windows

  • Replace or repair exterior siding

Summer Projects:

  • Repair or replace roof

  • Clean ducts and chimneys

  • Renovate kitchens

  • Renovate bathrooms

  • Fix gutters and soffit

Autumn Projects:

  • Pressure-wash deck and siding

  • Winterize home including energy audit and insulation

  • Service A/C and heater

Winter Projects:

  • Plan projects for the rest of the year

  • Install new flooring

  • Buy new furniture

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If you’re ready to tackle your window treatments to improve your home, drop us a line at 813-580-7288 or fill out the form below.