The Best Time of Year for Tampa Home Improvement Projects?05/07/2018Eric Ramsey You may 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 Scheduling Home Improvement Projects WeatherOne of the first 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 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 SchedulesMost 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 details are less likely to slip through the cracks. Your ScheduleSome times of year may work better for your home improvements others. If you have children in school, it can help to schedule your projects 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 BudgetIf 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 ScheduleIt’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 treatmentsPaint interiorsInstall new appliancesSpring Projects:LandscapingRepair heaterReplace windowsReplace or repair exterior sidingSummer Projects: Repair or replace roofClean ducts and chimneysRenovate kitchensRenovate bathroomsReplace gutters and soffitAutumn Projects: Pressure-wash deck and sidingWinterize home including energy audit and insulationService A/C and heaterWinter Projects: Plan projects for the rest of the yearInstall new flooringBuy new furnitureWant 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.