Whats the Best Time of Year for Home Improvement in Cleveland?05/07/2018Nate Gromen You may wonder what’s the best time of year for Cleveland home improvement projects. Some home projects are easy to schedule. You don’t want to replace your windows when it’s snowing outside. Similarly you don’t want to insulate your attic in the middle of summer. But there are a lot of factors that go into choosing when to do your projects than just the weather. Picking the right time of year to schedule home improvements can make the final product look better, keep you on your timeline, and potentially even be easier on your wallet. Things to Consider when Scheduling Home Projects Weather The first thing to consider is the climate you’re in and the weather outside. Some home improvement projects will be easier or harder depending on the weather, like replacing windows, putting together a patio, or putting in a pool. Other projects that take place inside, such as putting in window treatments or cycling out furniture, can be scheduled for any time of year. We can put in shutters before your Christmas party, after your garage sale, in the middle of a sweltering summer, or when the kids go back to school. If you have a strict deadline and are working with contractors, communicate with them how the weather could affect your project and timeline. Contractor Schedules Any contractor will have seasons like spring and summer which are busier than the rest of the year. If you can start working with a contractor outside of their busy season, they won’t be juggling 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 improvements others. If you have kids in school, it might be smart to schedule renovations while school is in session and when your house is a little more empty. Or if there’s a vacation in your future, it could be a good time to get your interior repainted to avoid the fumes. Available Funds 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 up enough money, received a bonus at work or when your tax refund comes in. Several homeowners begin their projects after they receive their tax refund in late winter or early spring, so remember that contractors might have a busier schedule during the spring and materials may be more expensive. Other Projects You Have It’s good to keep a running list of projects you want to get done so that if they need to be done in a certain order you can put together a schedule. Try to plan out the big projects, such as new flooring, and end with the smaller projects such as window treatments or furniture. The Best Seasons for Home Improvement Projects Here are some ideas for the best season in which to do certain home improvements based on the weather and potential contractor availability. Projects You Can Do Any Time of Year: Put in window treatments Paint interiors Install new appliances Spring Projects: Landscaping Service heater Install new windows Replace or fix exterior siding Summer Projects: Roofing Clean ducts and chimneys Redo kitchens Renovate bathrooms Replace gutters and soffit Fall Projects: Powerwash deck and siding Winterize house including energy audit and insulation Maintain A/C and heater Winter Projects: Schedule projects for the rest of the year Put in new flooring Replace furniture Ready to Spring into Action on your Window Treatment Renovations? If you’re ready to address your window treatments to improve your home, give us a call at 440-561-6787 or complete the form below.