What’s the Best Season for Home Improvement in Hartford?

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You might wonder what’s the best season for Hartford home improvement projects.

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

Yet there are a lot of factors that go into choosing what time of year to do your projects than just the weather. Choosing the right season to do certain home improvements can make your projects more successful, keep you on your timeline, and can even be easier on your wallet.

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

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Weather

The first thing to take into account is what the weather is like. Some projects will be easier or harder depending on the weather, like installing windows, building a patio, or putting in a pool. Projects inside the home, like putting in window treatments or updating furniture, can be scheduled for virtually any time. Sunburst can put in shutters before your holiday party, after your newest renovation, in the middle of a lazy summer, or when the kids go back to school.

If you’re on a tight deadline and are working with contractors, consult with them how the weather might affect your project and timeline.

Contractor Schedules

Any contractor will have 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 parts of the year can be better for your home renovations than others. If you have kids in school, it might be smart to schedule renovations during the school year when your house is less crowded. Or if there’s a vacation in your future, it could be a good time to get your interior repainted 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 funds. This might be after you’ve saved a little bit, received a bonus at work or after you get your tax refund.

Many people start home improvement projects after they get their tax refund around March or April, so know 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 renovations you want to get done so that if they need to be done in a certain order you can schedule them out. Try to schedule the big projects, such as new flooring, and finish up with the details like window treatments or furniture.

The Best Times of Year for Home Improvement Projects

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Here are our recommendations for when to do certain home improvements 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 fix exterior siding

Summer Projects:

  • Roofing

  • Clean chimneys

  • Redo kitchens

  • Redo bathrooms

  • Repair 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

  • Put in new flooring

  • Replace furniture

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