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The Best Time of Year for Detroit Home Improvement Projects?

May 07, 2018

You may wonder what’s the best time of year for Detroit home improvement projects.Some home improvement 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 insulate your attic when it’s sweltering outside.

But there are more factors that go into choosing when to do your projects than just the weather. Picking the right season to start home improvements can make your projects more successful, keep you on your timeline, and may even help your budget.

What to Consider when Scheduling Home Improvement Projects

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The first thing to think about is the season you’re in and the weather outside. Some projects will be easier or harder depending on the weather, such as putting in new windows, putting together a patio, or putting in a pool. Home improvements that you do inside, such as installing window treatments or cycling out furniture, can be done virtually any time. We can put in shutters before your Christmas party, after your newest renovation, in the middle of a blazing summer, or any other time of year.

If you have 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 that tend to be busier than others. If you can schedule your project during their lighter season, they won’t be managing as many customers and details are less likely to slip through the cracks.

Your Schedule

Some parts of the year might work better for your projects others. If you have children in school, you may want to schedule your projects during the school year when your house is a little more empty. Or if there’s a vacation in your future, it might be a decent time to get your interior repainted to avoid the fumes.

Available Funds

If you’re paying your contractor in cash, then the best time of year to plan is after you have the funds. This might be after you’ve saved a little bit, received a bonus at work or when your tax refund comes in.

Several people start home improvement projects after they get their tax refund around the beginning of spring, so be aware that home improvement professionals 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 tab of projects you want to complete so that if projects depend on each other you can build a timeline. Try to plan out the big projects, such as new flooring, and put the smaller ones at the end like window treatments or furniture.

The Best Seasons for Home Improvement Projects

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Here are our recommendations for when to do certain home improvements based on the weather and potential contractor availability.

Projects You Can Do All Year Long:

  • Install window treatments

  • Paint interiors

  • Get new appliances

Spring Projects:

  • Install landscaping

  • Maintenance on the heater

  • Install new windows

  • Replace or repair exterior siding

Summer Projects:

  • Roofing

  • Clean ducts and chimneys

  • Renovate kitchens

  • Renovate bathrooms

  • Replace gutters and soffit

Fall Projects:

  • Pressure-wash deck and siding

  • Winterize house including energy audit and insulation

  • Repair A/C and furnace

Winter Projects:

  • Schedule upcoming projects

  • Install new flooring

  • Replace furniture

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