Whats the Best Time of Year for Home Improvement Projects in Dallas?05/07/2018Collins Jones You may wonder what’s the best season for Dallas home improvement projects. Some home improvement projects are easy to schedule. You don’t want to install windows when it’s snowing outside. Nor do you want to insulate your attic in the middle of summer. Yet there are more factors to choosing what time of year to schedule projects than just the weather. Choosing the right time to do certain home improvements can make your projects more successful, keep the project on track, and may even help your budget. What to Consider when Choosing the Time of Year for Home Improvement Projects Weather The first thing to take into account is the season you’re in and the weather outside. Some home improvements are weather dependent, such as replacing windows, building a porch, or putting in a pool. Home improvements that you do inside, such as putting in window treatments or replacing furniture, can be scheduled for virtually any time. Sunburst can install shutters before your Christmas party, after your garage sale, in the middle of a hot summer, or during back to school season. If you’re on a strict deadline and are paying contractors, consult with them how the climate can affect your project and timeline. Contractor Schedules Most contractors 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 handling as many customers and they can dedicate their full attention to your work. Your Schedule Some times of year can work better for your projects others. If you have children in school, it might be smart to schedule your projects during the school year when your house is less busy. Or if you have a vacation planned, it could be a good time to refinish your hardwood floors to avoid the fumes. Your Budget If you’re paying your contractor in cash, then the best time of year to plan is after you have the funds. This could be after you’ve saved up enough money, received a large bonus or after you get your tax refund. Most homeowners begin their projects after they get their tax refund around March or April, so remember that home improvement professionals might have a busier schedule during the spring and materials may be more expensive. Other Projects You’re Planning It’s good to keep a running list of home improvements you want to get done so that if projects depend on each other you can build a timeline. Try to schedule the big projects, such as new floors, and end with the smaller projects like window treatments or furniture. The Best Times of Year for Home Improvement Projects Here are our recommendations for when to do certain home improvements based on the weather and potential contractor availability. Projects You Can Do Any Season: Put in window treatments Repaint interiors Put in new appliances Spring Projects: Install landscaping Maintenance on the heater Replace windows Replace or repair exterior siding Summer Projects: Repair or replace roof Service ducts and chimneys Redo kitchens Redo bathrooms Fix gutters and soffit Fall Projects: Powerwash deck and siding Winterize house including energy audit and insulation Service A/C and heater Winter Projects: Plan upcoming projects Install new flooring Replace furniture Ready to Spring into Action on your Window Treatment Renovations? If you’re ready to replace your window treatments to improve your home, drop us a line at 214-301-5066 or use the form below.