The Best Season for Houston Home Improvement?

Cory Cryer

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You may wonder what’s the best season for Houston home improvement projects.

Some home projects are easy to know when to do. You don’t want to put in new windows when it’s snowing outside. Nor do you want to add insulation to your attic when it’s blazing hot.

Yet there are more factors that go into choosing what time of year to schedule projects than just the weather. Picking the right time of year to schedule home improvements can make the final product look better, keep you on your timeline, and can even be easier on your wallet.

What to Consider when Scheduling Home Improvement Projects

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Weather

One of the first things to consider is what the weather is like. Some home improvements are weather dependent, such as replacing windows, putting together a porch, or putting in a pool. Other projects that take place inside, such as putting in window treatments or updating furniture, can be scheduled for any time of year. Sunburst can install shutters before your Christmas party, after your spring cleaning, in the middle of a sweltering summer, or during back to school season.

If you’re on a strict deadline and are paying contractors, communicate with them how the climate might affect your project and timeline.

Contractor Schedules

Any contractor will have seasons like spring and summer that tend to be busier than the rest of the year. If you can schedule your project outside of their busy season, they won’t be juggling as many projects and they can dedicate their full attention to your work.

Your Schedule

Some times of year can be better for your projects others. If you have kids in school, it can help to schedule your projects while school is in session and when your house is a little more empty. Or if you’re taking a week-long vacation, it could be a good time to refinish your hardwood floors 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 could be after you’ve saved a little bit, received a bonus at work or after you get your tax refund.

Most people start home improvement projects after they get their tax refund around the beginning of spring, so remember that home improvement professionals might have a busier schedule during the spring and materials can cost more.

Other Projects You Have

It’s smart to keep a running list of home improvements you want to get done so that if they need to be done in a certain order you can put together a schedule. Try to schedule the biggest ones, such as new floors, and end with the smaller projects like window treatments or furniture.

The Best Seasons for Home Improvement Projects

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Here are some ideas for exactly when to do certain home improvements based on the weather and potential contractor availability.

Projects You Can Do Any Time of Year:

  • Put in window treatments

  • Repaint interiors

  • Install new appliances

Spring Projects:

  • Install landscaping

  • Service heater

  • Replace windows

  • Replace or fix exterior siding

Summer Projects:

  • Repair or replace roof

  • Service ducts and chimneys

  • Renovate kitchens

  • Renovate bathrooms

  • Replace gutters and soffit

Autumn Projects:

  • Pressure-wash deck and siding

  • Winterize house including energy audit and insulation

  • Repair A/C and heater

Winter Projects:

  • Schedule upcoming projects

  • Install new flooring

  • Buy new furniture

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