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

May 07, 2018

You may wonder what’s the best time of year for Indianapolis home improvement projects.Some home improvement projects are easy to schedule. It’s not a great idea to install windows when it’s snowing outdoors. Nor do you want to add insulation to your attic in the middle of summer.

Yet there are more factors to choosing what time of year to do your projects than just the weather. Picking the right time of year to start 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 first thing to think about is what the weather is like. Some home improvement projects are weather dependent, such as putting in new windows, building a patio, or putting in that new pool. Projects inside the home, like installing window treatments or cycling out furniture, can be scheduled for all year long. Sunburst can install shutters before your holiday party, after your newest renovation, in the middle of a lazy summer, or during back to school season.

If you have a tight deadline and are working with contractors, consult with them how the weather could affect your project and timeline.

Contractor Schedules

Almost every contractor has seasons like spring and summer which are busier than other seasons. If you can start working with a contractor outside of their busy season, they won’t be managing as many projects and details are less likely to be neglected.

Your Schedule

Some parts of the year can be better for your home renovations than others. If you have kids in school, you may want to schedule renovations during the school year when your house is less busy. Or if there’s a vacation in your future, it could be a decent time to get your interior repainted to avoid the fumes.

Your Budget

If you’re paying your contractor in cash, 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 large bonus or when your tax refund comes in.

Most homeowners begin their projects after they get 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’re Planning

It’s smart to keep a tab of home improvements you want to do 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 Seasons for Home Improvement Projects

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Here are our recommendations for the best season in which to do certain projects based on the weather and contractor availability.

Projects You Can Do Any Season:

  • Replace window treatments

  • Repaint interiors

  • Put in new appliances

Spring Projects:

  • Redo landscaping

  • Maintenance on the heater

  • Install new windows

  • Replace or fix exterior siding

Summer Projects:

  • Roofing

  • Clean ducts and chimneys

  • Renovate kitchens

  • Redo bathrooms

  • Replace gutters and soffit

Autumn Projects:

  • Pressure-wash 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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