The Best Season for Austin Home Improvement Projects?05/07/2018Tyler Jorgensen 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 put in new 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 time of year to do certain 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 Weather The first thing to take into account is what the weather is like. 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 replacing furniture, can be done any time of year. We can install shutters before your Christmas party, after your garage sale, 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 Most contractors have seasons like spring and summer that tend to be busier than others. 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 might work better for your home renovations than others. If you have children in school, it might be smart 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 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 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 know that contractors may be busier during the spring and materials may be more expensive. Other Projects You Have 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 Here are some ideas for the best season in which to do certain home improvements based on the weather and contractor availability. Projects You Can Do Any Season: Put in window treatments Paint interiors Put in new appliances Spring Projects: Redo landscaping Repair 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 Ready to Spring into Action on your Window Treatment Renovations? If you’re ready to address your window treatments to improve your home, call us at 512-549-6077 or use the form below.