The Best Season for Cincinnati Home Improvement?05/07/2018Lisa Renee Nieberding You may wonder what’s the best time of year for Cincinnati home improvement projects. Some home improvement projects are easy to know when to do. You don’t want to replace your windows when it’s snowing outdoors. Similarly you don’t want to add insulation to your attic when it’s blazing hot. Yet there are a lot of factors that go into choosing when to schedule projects than just the weather. Picking the right time to start home improvements can make your projects more successful, keep the project on track, and potentially even save you some money. Things to Consider when Choosing the Time of Year for Home Projects Weather The most important thing to take into account is what the weather is like. Some projects will be easier or harder depending on the weather, like replacing windows, building a deck, or putting in a pool. Home improvements that you do inside, like putting in window treatments or replacing furniture, can be scheduled for virtually any time. We can install shutters before your Christmas party, after your spring cleaning, 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 could affect your project and timeline. Contractor Schedules Almost every contractor has seasons like spring and summer that tend to be busier than others. If you can schedule your project outside of their busy season, they won’t be managing as many customers and they can dedicate their full attention to your work. Your Schedule Certain times of year can be better for your home improvements others. If you have children in school, it might be smart to schedule your projects while school is in session and when your house is less busy. Or if you’re taking a week-long vacation, it could be a decent time to refinish your hardwood floors to avoid the fumes. Your Budget 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 large bonus or after you get your tax refund. Most people start home improvement projects after they get their tax refund around March or April, so be aware that home improvement professionals may be busier during the spring and materials may be more expensive. Other Projects On Your Schedule It’s smart to keep a tab of projects you want to get done so that if they need to be done in a certain order you can schedule them out. Try to schedule the major work first, like new floors, and end with the smaller projects such as window treatments or furniture. The Best Times of Year for Home Improvement Projects Here are some ideas for the best season in which to schedule certain home improvements based on the weather and contractor availability. Projects You Can Do Any Time of Year: Put in window treatments Paint interiors Put in new appliances Spring Projects: Redo landscaping Repair heater Replace windows Replace or repair exterior siding Summer Projects: Roofing Service ducts and chimneys Redo kitchens Renovate bathrooms Replace gutters and soffit Autumn Projects: Pressure-wash deck and siding Winterize home including energy audit and insulation Maintain A/C and heater Winter Projects: Plan upcoming projects Replace new flooring Buy new furniture Want to Spring into Action on your Window Treatment Renovations? If you’re ready to tackle your window treatments to improve your home, give us a call at 513-216-9740 or fill out the form below.