The Best Season for Miami Home Improvement?05/07/2018David White You might wonder what’s the best time of year for Miami home improvement projects.Some home projects are easy to know when to do. It’s not a great idea to replace your windows when it’s freezing outside. Similarly you don’t want to insulate your attic when it’s blazing hot. But there are more factors that go into choosing when to do your projects than just the weather. Picking the right season to schedule home improvements can make your projects more successful, keep you on your timeline, and may even be easier on your wallet. What to Consider when Scheduling Home Projects Weather One of the first things to take into account is what the weather is like. Some home improvements are weather dependent, like replacing windows, putting together a deck, or putting in a pool. Projects inside the home, such as putting in window treatments or cycling out furniture, can be done virtually any time. Sunburst 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 tight deadline and are working with contractors, ask them how the weather might affect your project and timeline. Contractor Schedules Almost every contractor has 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 managing as many projects and details are less likely to be neglected. Your Schedule Certain times of year can be 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 less crowded. Or if there’s a vacation in your future, it might be a decent time to get your ducts cleaned to avoid the fumes. Available Funds If you’re paying your contractor in cash, then the best time of year for a project is after you have the money on hand. This could be after you’ve saved a little bit, received a bonus at work or after you get your tax refund. Most 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 good to keep a running list of home improvements you want to get done so that if they need to be done in a certain order you can build a timeline. Try to schedule the big projects, such as new flooring, and end with the smaller projects like window treatments or furniture. The Best Seasons for Home Improvement Projects Here are our recommendations for the best season in which to schedule certain home improvements based on the weather and potential contractor availability. Projects You Can Do Any Season: Put in window treatments Repaint interiors Get new appliances Spring Projects: Redo landscaping Maintenance on the heater Install new windows Replace or fix exterior siding Summer Projects: Roofing Service chimneys Redo kitchens Renovate bathrooms Replace gutters and soffit Fall Projects: Powerwash deck and siding Winterize house including energy audit and insulation Repair A/C and heater Winter Projects: Plan upcoming projects 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, call us at 305-520-7515 or complete the form below.