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Whats the Best Time of Year for Home Improvement in Honolulu?

May 07, 2018

You might wonder what’s the best time of year for Honolulu home improvement projects.Some home improvement projects are easy to know when to do. It’s not a great idea to put in new windows when it’s cold outdoors. Similarly you don’t want to insulate your attic in the blazing heat.

But there are a lot of factors that go into choosing what time of year to do your projects than just the weather. Picking the right season to do certain home improvements can make your projects more successful, keep you on your timeline, and potentially even save you some money.

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

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The most important thing to consider is the climate you’re in and the weather outside. Some home improvement projects will be easier or harder depending on the weather, such as replacing windows, building a deck, or putting in a pool. Home improvements that you do inside, such as putting in window treatments or cycling out furniture, can be done virtually any time. Sunburst can install shutters before your Christmas party, after your newest renovation, in the middle of a sweltering summer, or any other time of year.

If you have a strict deadline and are paying contractors, consult with them how the climate could affect your project and timeline.

Contractor Schedules

Most contractors have seasons like spring and summer that tend to be busier than other seasons. If you can schedule your project during their lighter season, they won’t be handling as many projects and details are less likely to slip through the cracks.

Your Schedule

Some parts of the year might be better for your projects others. If you have kids in school, it can help to schedule your projects during the school year when your house is a little more empty. Or if there’s a vacation in your future, 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 for a project is after you have the money on hand. This might be after you’ve saved up enough money, received a large bonus or after you get your tax refund.

Most homeowners begin their projects after they get their tax refund in late winter or early spring, so be aware that home improvement professionals might have a busier schedule during the spring and materials may be more expensive.

Other Projects You Have

It’s good 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 build a timeline. Try to plan out the biggest ones, like new floors, and end with the smaller projects like window treatments or furniture.

The Best Times of Year for Home Improvement Projects

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

Projects You Can Do All Year Long:

  • Put in window treatments

  • Repaint interiors

  • Get new appliances

Spring Projects:

  • Landscaping

  • Service heater

  • Replace windows

  • Replace or fix exterior siding

Summer Projects:

  • Repair or replace roof

  • Service chimneys

  • Renovate kitchens

  • Renovate bathrooms

  • Replace gutters and soffit

Autumn Projects:

  • Pressure-wash deck and siding

  • Winterize home including energy audit and insulation

  • Repair A/C and furnace

Winter Projects:

  • Schedule upcoming projects

  • Put in new flooring

  • Replace furniture

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