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The Best Time of Year for Miami Home Improvement Projects?

May 07, 2018

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

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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.

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 handling 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 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.

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 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

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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

  • Repaint interiors

  • Put in new appliances

Spring Projects:

  • Redo landscaping

  • Repair 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

  • Replace new flooring

  • Replace furniture

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If you’re ready to address your window treatments to improve your home, call us at 305-520-7515 or use the form below.