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Whats the Best Time of Year for Home Improvement in Charlotte?

May 07, 2018

You might wonder what’s the best time of year for Charlotte home improvement projects.Some home improvement projects are easy to know when to do. It’s not a great idea to replace your windows when it’s freezing outside. Nor do you want to add insulation to your attic when it’s blazing hot.

But there are a lot of factors to choosing when to schedule projects than just the weather. Choosing the right time of year to do certain home improvements can make your projects more successful, keep the project on track, and potentially even be easier on your wallet.

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

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The first thing to consider is the season you’re in and the weather outside. Some projects will be easier or harder depending on the weather, like replacing windows, putting together a patio, or putting in that new pool. Other projects that take place inside, such as installing window treatments or updating furniture, can be done virtually any time. We can put in shutters before your Christmas party, after your spring cleaning, in the middle of a lazy summer, or any other time of year.

If you have a strict deadline and are paying contractors, consult with them how the climate can 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 start working with a contractor outside of their busy season, they won’t be juggling as many projects and they can dedicate their full attention to your work.

Your Schedule

Certain times of year might work better for your home improvements others. If you have children in school, it might be smart to schedule renovations while school is in session and when your house is less crowded. Or if you have a vacation planned, it might be a good time to get your ducts cleaned to avoid the fumes.

Your Budget

If you’re paying your contractor in cash, then the best time of year to plan is after you have the money on hand. This could be after you’ve saved up enough money, received a large bonus or after you get your tax refund.

Many families schedule their projects for after they receive their tax refund in late winter or early spring, so know that contractors might have a busier schedule during the spring and materials may be more expensive.

Other Projects You’re Planning

It’s helpful to keep a running list of home improvements you want to complete so that if they need to be done in a certain order you can build a timeline. Try to plan out the biggest ones, such as new flooring, and end with the smaller projects such as 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 improvement projects based on the weather and contractor availability.

Projects You Can Do Any Season:

  • Install window treatments

  • Paint interiors

  • Get new appliances

Spring Projects:

  • Landscaping

  • Service heater

  • Install new windows

  • Replace or fix exterior siding

Summer Projects:

  • Roofing

  • Service chimneys

  • Redo kitchens

  • Renovate bathrooms

  • Replace gutters and soffit

Autumn Projects:

  • Powerwash deck and siding

  • Winterize house 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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If you’re ready to address your window treatments to improve your home, call us at 980-231-1116 or complete the form below.