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The Best Time of Year for Austin Home Improvement Projects?

May 07, 2018

You may wonder what’s the best season for Austin home improvement projects.Some home improvement projects are easy to know when to do. It’s not a great idea to install windows when it’s cold outdoors. Nor do you want to insulate your attic in the blazing heat.

Yet there are more factors that go into choosing what time of year to schedule projects than just the weather. Picking the right season to start home improvements can make the final product look better, keep you on your timeline, and might even save you some money.

Things to Consider when Scheduling Home Projects

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Weather

The first thing to take into account is the season you’re in and the weather outside. Some home improvement projects are weather dependent, such as installing windows, putting together a patio, or putting in a pool. Projects inside the home, such as putting in window treatments or cycling out furniture, can be done any time of year. We can install shutters before your Christmas party, after your newest renovation, in the middle of a lazy 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

Almost every contractor has seasons like spring and summer that tend to be busier than the rest of the year. If you can start working with a contractor outside of their busy season, they won’t be handling as many customers and they can dedicate more time to your work.

Your Schedule

Some parts of the year may work better for your home renovations than 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 have a vacation planned, it could be a decent time to get your interior repainted 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 money on hand. This might be after you’ve saved up enough money, received a bonus at work or when your tax refund comes in.

Many families schedule their projects for after they receive their tax refund around March or April, so be aware that contractors may be busier during the spring and materials may be more expensive.

Other Projects You’re Planning

It’s helpful to keep a tab of home improvements you want to do so that if they need to be done in a certain order you can build a timeline. Try to plan out the big projects, like new floors, and put the smaller ones at the end like window treatments or furniture.

The Best Times of Year for Home Improvement Projects

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Here are some ideas for exactly when to do certain home improvements based on the weather and contractor availability.

Projects You Can Do All Year Long:

  • Put in window treatments

  • Paint interiors

  • Put in new appliances

Spring Projects:

  • Landscaping

  • Maintenance on the heater

  • Replace windows

  • Replace or repair exterior siding

Summer Projects:

  • Roofing

  • Clean chimneys

  • Redo kitchens

  • Redo bathrooms

  • Fix gutters and soffit

Autumn Projects:

  • Powerwash deck and siding

  • Weatherize house including energy audit and insulation

  • Repair A/C and heater

Winter Projects:

  • Plan projects for the rest of the year

  • Install new flooring

  • Buy new furniture

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