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Whats the Best Season for Home Improvement in Seattle?

May 07, 2018

You might wonder what’s the best time of year for Seattle home improvement projects.Some home projects are easy to schedule. It’s not a great idea to put in new windows when it’s cold outside. Nor do you want to add insulation to your attic in the middle of summer.

But there are more factors that go into choosing when to schedule projects than just the weather. Picking the right time to schedule home improvements can make your projects more successful, keep you on your timeline, and can even be easier on your wallet.

Things to Consider when Scheduling Home Projects

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One of the most important things to think about is what the weather is like. Some projects will be easier or harder depending on the weather, such as installing windows, building a porch, or putting in a pool. Other projects that take place inside, like putting in window treatments or cycling out furniture, can be done all year long. We can install shutters before your holiday party, after your newest renovation, in the middle of a hot summer, or during back to school season.

If you have a tight deadline and are paying contractors, consult with them how the weather can 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 start working with a contractor during their lighter season, they won’t be juggling as many customers and details are less likely to slip through the cracks.

Your Schedule

Certain parts of the year might work better for your projects others. If you have kids in school, it can help to schedule renovations 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.

Your Budget

If you’re paying cash for your home improvement, then the best time of year to plan is after you have the money on hand. This could be after you’ve saved up enough money, received a bonus at work or when your tax refund comes in.

Several homeowners begin their projects after they receive their tax refund around March or April, so be aware that home improvement professionals might have a busier schedule during the spring and materials can cost more.

Other Projects You Have

It’s helpful to keep a running list of home improvements you want to do so that if projects depend on each other you can build a timeline. Try to plan out the biggest ones, like new floors, 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 some ideas for when to do certain home improvement projects based on the weather and potential contractor availability.

Projects You Can Do Any Time of Year:

  • Install window treatments

  • Paint interiors

  • Install new appliances

Spring Projects:

  • Landscaping

  • Repair heater

  • Install new windows

  • Replace or repair exterior siding

Summer Projects:

  • Roofing

  • Clean ducts and chimneys

  • Redo kitchens

  • Renovate bathrooms

  • Fix gutters and soffit

Autumn Projects:

  • Powerwash deck and siding

  • Winterize house including energy audit and insulation

  • Repair A/C and furnace

Winter Projects:

  • Plan projects for the rest of the year

  • Put in new flooring

  • Buy new furniture

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If you’re ready to replace your window treatments to improve your home, drop us a line at 360-464-2277 or use the form below.