Best Timing for a Home Renovation


Summer is here and so is home renovation season. This means just about everyone is designing, building, painting and putting the finishing touches on their renovations. All this renovating can mean higher prices and mix-ups and delays with special orders, or maybe your favorite contractor isn’t available. Timing is everything so once your renovation project is thoroughly thought out, let’s face it, the best time to remodel is when it’s less of a hassle for you. Here are some things to keep in mind when getting ready to schedule your home renovation.


1. Weather: If you’re thinking of adding on to your home in most states the winter won’t be the best time. Think about adding on to your home starting at the end of spring when the weather starts to get better, or the beginning of fall when the weather is still holding and by the time the exterior is completed the work can be completed indoors out of any potential bad weather.


2. Supply and demand: Just like everything we buy, material prices fluctuate depending on demand of the project. Planning a project when material prices are at their lowest can save you a lot of money.


3. Contractor availability: As mentioned above, summer is renovation season which means your contractor may not be able to start your project for a couple of months. Have a deck project? Start the estimating process in early spring so your deck is ready for your first summer BBQ. Have a partial or full home renovation? Start the estimating process in late fall and plan your project over the winter months after the holidays. As a matter of fact, most interior home renovation projects can be completed over the winter and this is the time contractors have the most time.


Best projects for each season:


Winter

Interior home renovations

Interior custom painting

Interior maintenance and repair


Spring

Installation of new windows

Deck and fence repairs & painting

Deck, pergola and fence builds


Summer

Power washing of exterior of home, sidewalks, decks, and patios

Deck and fence repairs & painting

Exterior maintenance and repair


Fall

Exterior home painting

Interior home renovations

Interior custom painting

Additions to your existing home


For your home renovation projects such as kitchen and bathrooms, or whole home renovations contact B.L. Ward & Associates at 302.312.6051, or email us at questions@blwardassociates.com. We are here to help you keep your home your best and proudest investment.

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