The Best Time of Year for Tampa Home Improvement Projects?05/07/2018Eric Ramsey 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 the project on track, and can even be easier on your wallet. What to Consider when Choosing the Time of Year for Home Improvement 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, putting together a patio, or putting in a pool. Home improvements that you do inside, like installing window treatments or cycling out 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 sweltering 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 Most contractors have 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 managing as many projects and they can dedicate more time to your work. Your Schedule Some times of year may work better for your home improvements others. If you have children in school, it can help 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 decent time to refinish your hardwood floors 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 home improvements 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 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 All Year Long: Replace window treatments Paint interiors Install new appliances Spring Projects: Landscaping Repair heater Replace windows Replace or repair exterior siding Summer Projects: Repair or replace roof Clean ducts and chimneys Renovate kitchens Renovate bathrooms Replace 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 Want to Spring into Action on your Window Treatment Renovations? If you’re ready to hone in on your window treatments to improve your home, drop us a line at 813-580-7288 or fill out the form below.