Whats the Best Season for Home Improvement Projects in Oklahoma City?05/07/2018Tyler Jorgensen You might wonder what’s the best time of year for Oklahoma City home improvement projects. Some home projects are easy to schedule. You don’t want to install windows when it’s cold outside. Similarly you don’t want to insulate your attic in the middle of summer. Yet there are more factors to choosing what time of year to schedule projects than just the weather. Picking the right time of year to do certain home improvements can make your projects more successful, keep you on your timeline, and might even save you some money. What to Consider when Scheduling Home Projects Weather One of the first things to take into account is what the weather is like. Some projects will be easier or harder depending on the weather, such as putting in new windows, putting together a deck, or putting in that new pool. Home improvements that you do inside, such as putting in window treatments or updating furniture, can be done all year long. We can install shutters before your holiday party, after your spring cleaning, in the middle of a blazing summer, or any other time of year. If you have a tight deadline and are working with contractors, consult with them how the climate can affect your project and timeline. Contractor Schedules Most contractors have seasons like spring and summer which are busier than the rest of the year. 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 can work better for your projects others. If you have kids in school, it might be smart to schedule your projects while school is in session and when your house is less crowded. Or if you’re taking a week-long vacation, it might be a good time to get your interior repainted to avoid the fumes. Available Funds If you’re paying cash for your home improvement, 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 after you get your tax refund. Many homeowners begin their projects after they receive their tax refund around March or April, so know that contractors may be busier during the spring and materials may be more expensive. Other Projects You Have It’s good to keep a tab of renovations you want to complete so that if projects depend on each other you can schedule them out. Try to plan out the big projects, such as new floors, and put the smaller ones at the end like window treatments or furniture. The Best Times of Year for Home Improvement Projects Here are some ideas for exactly when to schedule certain projects 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: Landscaping Repair heater Install new windows Replace or fix exterior siding Summer Projects: Repair or replace roof Service chimneys Renovate kitchens Renovate bathrooms Replace gutters and soffit Autumn Projects: Powerwash deck and siding Weatherize house including energy audit and insulation Service A/C and furnace Winter Projects: Plan projects for the rest of the year Install new flooring Replace furniture Ready 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 405-300-4664 or fill out the form below.