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Whats the Best Time of Year for Home Improvement Projects in Virginia Beach?

May 07, 2018

You may wonder what’s the best time of year for Virginia Beach home improvement projects.Some home projects are easy to know when to do. It’s not a great idea to replace your windows when it’s freezing outside. Similarly you don’t want to add insulation to your attic in the blazing heat.

But there are a lot of factors to choosing what time of year to do your projects than just the weather. Choosing the right season to do certain home improvements can make the final product look better, keep the project on track, and can even save you some money.

Things to Consider when Choosing the Time of Year for Home Improvement Projects

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The most important thing to consider is the season you’re in and the weather outside. Some projects are weather dependent, such as installing windows, building a deck, or putting in that new pool. Projects inside the home, such as putting in window treatments or cycling out furniture, can be scheduled for any time of year. We can install shutters before your holiday party, after your spring cleaning, in the middle of a hot summer, or when the kids go back to school.

If you have a tight deadline and are working with contractors, communicate with them how the climate may affect your project and timeline.

Contractor Schedules

Almost every contractor has 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 handling as many projects and they can dedicate more time to your work.

Your Schedule

Some times of year can work better for your projects others. If you have children 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 have a vacation planned, it might be a decent time to get your ducts cleaned 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 money on hand. This might be after you’ve saved a little bit, received a bonus at work or when your tax refund comes in.

Several homeowners begin their projects after they get their tax refund around the beginning of spring, so be aware that home improvement professionals may be busier during the spring and materials can cost more.

Other Projects You’re Planning

It’s good to keep a running list of home improvements you want to complete so that if they need to be done in a certain order you can schedule them out. Try to plan out the major work first, such as new flooring, and put the smaller ones at the end such as window treatments or furniture.

The Best Times of Year for Home Improvement Projects

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

Projects You Can Do Any Season:

  • Put in window treatments

  • Repaint interiors

  • Install new appliances

Spring Projects:

  • Redo landscaping

  • Service heater

  • Install new windows

  • Replace or repair exterior siding

Summer Projects:

  • Roofing

  • Clean chimneys

  • Renovate kitchens

  • Renovate bathrooms

  • Fix gutters and soffit

Fall Projects:

  • Pressure-wash deck and siding

  • Winterize house including energy audit and insulation

  • Maintain A/C and furnace

Winter Projects:

  • Schedule upcoming projects

  • Put in new flooring

  • Buy new furniture

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