What’s the Best Season for Home Improvement in San Antonio?

Tyler Jorgensen

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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 install 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 time of year 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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Weather

The first thing to consider is what the weather is like. 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. Projects inside the home, like installing window treatments or cycling out 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 any other time of year.

If you have a strict deadline and are paying contractors, communicate with 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 they can dedicate more time to your work.

Your Schedule

Some parts of the year can work better for your projects 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’re Planning

It’s good 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 finish up with the details 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 home improvements based on the weather and potential contractor availability.

Projects You Can Do All Year Long:

  • Install window treatments

  • Repaint interiors

  • Put in new appliances

Spring Projects:

  • Redo landscaping

  • Maintenance on the 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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