The Best Time of Year for Jacksonville Home Improvement?05/07/2018Kevin McCormack You may wonder what’s the best time of year for Jacksonville home improvement projects.Some home projects are easy to know when to do. It’s not a great idea to put in new windows when it’s freezing outside. Nor do you want to insulate your attic in the blazing heat. Yet there are a lot of factors to choosing when to schedule projects than just the weather. Picking the right time to start home improvements can make the final product look better, keep the project on track, and may even be easier on your wallet. What to Consider when Choosing the Time of Year for Home Improvement Projects 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, such as installing windows, building a porch, or putting in a pool. Home improvements that you do inside, such as installing window treatments or updating furniture, can be done all year long. Sunburst can install shutters before your Christmas party, after your garage sale, in the middle of a hot summer, or when the kids go back to school. If you’re on a strict deadline and are paying contractors, consult with them how the weather could affect your project and timeline. Contractor Schedules Most contractors have seasons like spring and summer which are busier than others. If you can start working with a contractor outside of their busy season, they won’t be handling as many customers and they can dedicate their full attention to your work. Your Schedule Some parts of the year can work 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 less crowded. Or if you’re taking a week-long vacation, it could be a good time to get your ducts cleaned to avoid the fumes. Your Budget If 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 might be after you’ve saved up enough money, received a large bonus or after you get your tax refund. Many homeowners begin their projects after they receive 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 You Have It’s smart to keep a tab of projects you want to complete so that if projects depend on each other you can schedule them out. Try to plan out the major work first, like new flooring, and put the smaller ones at the end like window treatments or furniture. The Best Times of Year for Home Improvement Projects 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 All Year Long: Install window treatments Paint interiors Put in new appliances Spring Projects: Redo landscaping Service heater Replace windows Replace or fix exterior siding Summer Projects: Roofing Service ducts and chimneys Redo kitchens Redo bathrooms Fix gutters and soffit Autumn Projects: Powerwash deck and siding Weatherize house including energy audit and insulation Service A/C and heater Winter Projects: Schedule projects for the rest of the year Replace new flooring Replace furniture Want 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 904-289-1663 or complete the form below.