The Best Season for Fort Myers Home Improvement Projects?05/07/2018Charlie Cole and Brady Parker You may wonder what’s the best season for Fort Myers 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 outdoors. Similarly you don’t want to add insulation to your attic when it’s blazing hot. Yet there are a lot of factors to choosing when to schedule projects than just the weather. Choosing the right time of year to start home improvements can make the final product look better, keep the project on track, and might even be easier on your wallet. What to Consider when Scheduling Home Projects Weather The most important thing to think about is what the weather is like. Some home improvement projects will be easier or harder depending on the weather, such as replacing windows, building a deck, or putting in that new pool. Other projects that take place inside, such as installing window treatments or cycling out furniture, can be scheduled for virtually any time. We can put in shutters before your holiday party, after your spring cleaning, in the middle of a hot summer, or when the kids go back to school. If you’re on a tight deadline and are working with contractors, consult with them how the climate might affect your project and timeline. Contractor Schedules Almost every contractor has seasons like spring and summer that tend to be busier than other seasons. If you can schedule your project outside of their busy season, they won’t be juggling as many customers and they can dedicate more time to your work. Your Schedule Some parts of the year might be better for your projects others. If you have kids 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 could be a good time to refinish your hardwood floors 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 might be after you’ve saved up enough money, received a large bonus or after you get your tax refund. Many people start home improvement projects after they receive their tax refund around March or April, so know that contractors might have a busier schedule during the spring and materials may be more expensive. Other Projects On Your Schedule It’s helpful to keep a tab of home improvements you want to complete so that if they need to be done in a certain order you can schedule them out. Try to plan out the major work first, such as 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 some ideas for the best season in which to schedule certain home improvements based on the weather and potential contractor availability. Projects You Can Do Any Time of Year: Replace window treatments Repaint interiors Get new appliances Spring Projects: Redo landscaping Service heater Install new windows Replace or fix exterior siding Summer Projects: Roofing Service chimneys Renovate kitchens Renovate bathrooms Repair gutters and soffit Fall Projects: Powerwash deck and siding Winterize house including energy audit and insulation Maintain A/C and heater Winter Projects: Schedule upcoming projects Put in new flooring Replace furniture Ready to Spring into Action on your Window Treatment Renovations? If you’re ready to tackle your window treatments to improve your home, give us a call at 239-208-6577 or complete the form below.