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The Best Time of Year for Phoenix Home Improvement Projects?

May 07, 2018

You might wonder what’s the best season for Phoenix home improvement projects.Some home improvement projects are easy to schedule. You don’t want to replace your windows when it’s cold outdoors. Similarly you don’t want to add insulation to your attic in the blazing heat.

Yet there are a lot of factors that go into choosing when to schedule projects than just the weather. Picking the right season to schedule home improvements can make the final product look better, keep you on your timeline, and may even be easier on your wallet.

What to Consider when Choosing the Time of Year for Home Improvement Projects

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The first thing to consider is the season you’re in and the weather outside. Some home improvements are weather dependent, such as putting in new windows, putting together a patio, or putting in that new pool. Home improvements that you do inside, like installing window treatments or updating furniture, can be done all year long. Sunburst can install shutters before your holiday party, after your spring cleaning, in the middle of a blazing summer, or when the kids go back to school.

If you have a strict deadline and are paying contractors, consult with them how the weather could affect your project and timeline.

Contractor Schedules

Any contractor will have 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 projects and details are less likely to slip through the cracks.

Your Schedule

Certain parts of the year may work better for your home renovations than others. If you have children in school, you may want to schedule your projects during the school year when your house is a little more empty. Or if you have a vacation planned, it might 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 funds. This could be after you’ve saved a little bit, received a large bonus or after you get your tax refund.

Most people start home improvement projects after they get their tax refund in late winter or early spring, so remember that contractors might have a busier schedule during the spring and materials can cost more.

Other Projects You’re Planning

It’s helpful to keep a running list of renovations you want to do so that if projects depend on each other you can schedule them out. Try to schedule the major work first, like new floors, and finish up with the details like window treatments or furniture.

The Best Seasons for Home Improvement Projects

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

Projects You Can Do All Year Long:

  • Put in window treatments

  • Paint interiors

  • Install new appliances

Spring Projects:

  • Install landscaping

  • Repair heater

  • Replace windows

  • Replace or fix exterior siding

Summer Projects:

  • Roofing

  • Service chimneys

  • Renovate kitchens

  • Redo bathrooms

  • Repair gutters and soffit

Fall Projects:

  • Powerwash deck and siding

  • Weatherize house including energy audit and insulation

  • Maintain A/C and furnace

Winter Projects:

  • Plan upcoming projects

  • Put in new flooring

  • Replace furniture

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