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The Best Season for Cincinnati Home Improvement?

May 07, 2018

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 may even save you some money.

Things to Consider when Choosing the Time of Year for Home Projects

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Weather

The most important thing to take into account is the season you’re in and the weather outside. Some projects will be easier or harder depending on the weather, like putting in new windows, building a patio, or putting in a pool. Home improvements that you do inside, like putting in window treatments or replacing furniture, can be scheduled for all year long. We can install shutters before your Christmas party, after your spring cleaning, 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 could affect your project and timeline.

Contractor Schedules

Almost every contractor has seasons like spring and summer that tend to be busier than the rest of the year. 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 projects others. If you have children in school, it can help to schedule your projects while school is in session and when your house is a little more empty. Or if you’re taking a week-long vacation, it could 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 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 homeowners begin their projects after they get their tax refund around March or April, so know that home improvement professionals may be busier during the spring and materials may be more expensive.

Other Projects On Your Schedule

It’s good to keep a tab of projects you want to do 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

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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

  • Fix 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

  • Put in new flooring

  • Buy new furniture

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