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Whats the Best Season for Home Improvement in San Antonio?

May 07, 2018

You might wonder what’s the best time of year for San Antonio 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 snowing outdoors. Similarly you don’t want to add insulation to your attic when it’s sweltering outside.

Yet there are a lot of factors to choosing what time of year to do your projects than just the weather. Picking the right season to start home improvements can make the final product look better, keep you on schedule, and potentially even save you some money.

Things to Consider when Scheduling 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, such as replacing windows, putting together a patio, or putting in that new pool. Home improvements that you do inside, like installing window treatments or replacing furniture, can be scheduled for all year long. Sunburst can install shutters before your holiday party, after your newest renovation, in the middle of a lazy summer, or during back to school season.

If you have a tight deadline and are paying contractors, ask them how the weather could 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 during their lighter season, they won’t be juggling as many projects and details are less likely to slip through the cracks.

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 busy. Or if you have a vacation planned, it could be a decent 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 for a project is after you have the money on hand. This might be after you’ve saved a little bit, received a large bonus or after you get your tax refund.

Many families schedule their projects for after they get their tax refund around the beginning of spring, so remember that home improvement professionals may be busier during the spring and materials can cost more.

Other Projects You Have

It’s smart to keep a tab of renovations you want to complete so that if they need to be done in a certain order you can schedule them out. Try to schedule the major work first, such as new flooring, and put the smaller ones at the end 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 do certain projects based on the weather and potential contractor availability.

Projects You Can Do Any Season:

  • Install window treatments

  • Repaint interiors

  • Put in new appliances

Spring Projects:

  • Redo landscaping

  • Repair heater

  • Install new windows

  • Replace or repair exterior siding

Summer Projects:

  • Roofing

  • Service ducts and chimneys

  • Renovate kitchens

  • Renovate bathrooms

  • Repair gutters and soffit

Autumn Projects:

  • Powerwash deck and siding

  • Winterize home including energy audit and insulation

  • Service A/C and furnace

Winter Projects:

  • Plan projects for the rest of the year

  • Install new flooring

  • Buy new furniture

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