The Best Time of Year for Miami Home Improvement Projects?
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 cold 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 time of year to schedule home improvements can make your projects more successful, keep you on your timeline, and potentially even help your budget.
What to Consider when Scheduling Home Projects
One of the first things to think about is the season you’re in and the weather outside. Some home improvements are weather dependent, like replacing windows, putting together a patio, or putting in a pool. Home improvements that you do inside, such as putting in window treatments or replacing furniture, can be done virtually any time. Sunburst can install shutters before your Christmas party, after your newest renovation, in the middle of a lazy summer, or any other time of year.
If you’re on a tight deadline and are working with contractors, communicate with them how the weather might affect your project and timeline.
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 handling as many projects and details are less likely to be neglected.
Certain times of year can be better for your home improvements others. If you have kids in school, it can help 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.
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 know that contractors may be busier during the spring and materials may be more expensive.
Other Projects You’re Planning
It’s smart to keep a running list of projects you want to do so that if they need to be done in a certain order you can put together a schedule. 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 contractor availability.
Projects You Can Do Any Season:
Install window treatments
Put in new appliances
Install new windows
Replace or fix exterior siding
Replace gutters and soffit
Powerwash deck and siding
Winterize house including energy audit and insulation
Repair A/C and heater
Plan upcoming projects
Replace new flooring
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