Whats the Best Time of Year for Home Improvement Projects in Orlando?05/07/2018Todd Hansen You might wonder what’s the best time of year for Orlando home improvement projects. Some home projects are easy to know when to do. You don’t want to replace your windows when it’s snowing outside. Nor do you want to add insulation to your attic when it’s sweltering outside. Yet there are a lot of factors that go into choosing what time of year to do your projects than just the weather. Choosing the right time of year to schedule home improvements can make your projects more successful, keep you on your timeline, and can even help your budget. Things to Consider when Scheduling Home Projects Weather One of the first things to take into account is the season you’re in and the weather outside. Some home improvements are weather dependent, such as putting in new windows, building a patio, or putting in a pool. Home improvements that you do inside, like putting in window treatments or cycling out furniture, can be scheduled for virtually any time. We can install shutters before your holiday party, after your newest renovation, in the middle of a lazy summer, or any other time of year. If you have a tight deadline and are paying contractors, ask them how the weather could affect your project and timeline. Contractor Schedules Any contractor will have seasons like spring and summer which are busier than the rest of the year. If you can schedule your project outside of their busy season, they won’t be handling as many customers and details are less likely to be neglected. Your Schedule Certain parts of the year may be better for your home improvements others. If you have children in school, you may want to schedule renovations while school is in session and when your house is a little more empty. Or if you have a vacation planned, it might be a good 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 to plan is after you have the funds. This could be after you’ve saved up enough money, received a bonus at work or when your tax refund comes in. Several homeowners begin their projects after they receive their tax refund in late winter or early spring, so be aware that home improvement professionals may be busier during the spring and materials may be more expensive. Other Projects You Have It’s good to keep a tab of projects you want to complete so that if projects depend on each other you can put together a schedule. Try to schedule the big projects, 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 when to schedule certain home improvement projects based on the weather and potential contractor availability. Projects You Can Do Any Time of Year: Put in window treatments Paint interiors Get new appliances Spring Projects: Install landscaping Service heater Install new windows Replace or repair exterior siding Summer Projects: Roofing Clean chimneys Redo kitchens Renovate bathrooms Fix gutters and soffit Autumn Projects: Powerwash deck and siding Weatherize house including energy audit and insulation Maintain A/C and furnace Winter Projects: Schedule upcoming projects Replace new flooring Replace furniture Ready to Spring into Action on your Window Treatment Renovations? If you’re ready to hone in on your window treatments to improve your home, drop us a line at 407-630-7011 or complete the form below.