What’s the Best Time of Year for Home Improvement in Raleigh?05/07/2018Blake Jarman You might wonder what’s the best time of year for Raleigh home improvement projects.Some home projects are easy to schedule. It’s not a great idea to put in new windows when it’s snowing outside. Nor do you want to insulate your attic when it’s sweltering outside.But there are more factors that go into choosing when to schedule projects than just the weather. Picking the right time to schedule home improvements can make the final product look better, keep the project on track, and might even help your budget.What to Consider when Choosing the Time of Year for Home Improvement Projects WeatherOne of the first things to think about is the climate you’re in and the weather outside. Some projects are weather dependent, like installing windows, building a deck, or putting in a pool. Projects inside the home, like installing window treatments or replacing furniture, can be done all year long. We can put in shutters before your Christmas party, after your newest renovation, in the middle of a sweltering summer, or any other time of year.If you have a tight deadline and are paying contractors, ask them how the climate might affect your project and timeline.Contractor SchedulesMost contractors have 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 they can dedicate more time to your work. Your ScheduleSome parts of the year can be better for your home renovations than others. If you have children in school, you may want to schedule your projects during the school year when your house is a little more empty. Or if you’re taking a week-long vacation, it could be a decent time to refinish your hardwood floors to avoid the fumes.Available FundsIf you’re paying cash for your home improvement, then the best time of year to plan is after you have the money on hand. This could be after you’ve saved a little bit, received a large bonus or when your tax refund comes in.Most people start home improvement projects after they get their tax refund around the beginning of spring, so be aware that contractors might have a busier schedule during the spring and materials can cost more.Other Projects You’re PlanningIt’s smart to keep a running list of home improvements you want to complete so that if projects depend on each other you can put together a schedule. Try to plan out the biggest ones, such as new floors, and end with the smaller projects such as window treatments or furniture. The Best Seasons for Home Improvement Projects Here are some ideas for exactly when to do certain projects based on the weather and potential contractor availability.Projects You Can Do Any Season:Install window treatmentsRepaint interiorsGet new appliancesSpring Projects:Install landscapingService heaterReplace windowsReplace or repair exterior sidingSummer Projects: Repair or replace roofService chimneysRenovate kitchensRenovate bathroomsFix gutters and soffitFall Projects: Powerwash deck and sidingWinterize home including energy audit and insulationService A/C and furnaceWinter Projects: Plan projects for the rest of the yearInstall new flooringReplace furnitureReady to Spring into Action on your Window Treatment Renovations?If you’re ready to hone in on your window treatments to improve your home, call us at 919-887-9198 or use the form below.