The Best Season for Detroit Home Improvement Projects?05/07/2018Steve Hill 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 in the middle of summer. 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 Choosing the Time of Year for Home Improvement Projects Weather One of the most important things to take into account 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 a pool. Projects inside the home, 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 they can dedicate their full attention to your work. Your Schedule Some parts of the year may work better for your home improvements 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 refinish your hardwood floors 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 Have 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 biggest ones, such as new flooring, and put the smaller ones at the end like window treatments or furniture. The Best Seasons for Home Improvement Projects 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: Put in window treatments Paint interiors Put in 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 Fix 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 Want to Spring into Action on your Window Treatment Renovations? If you’re ready to replace your window treatments to improve your home, give us a call at 248-429-9294 or fill out the form below.