When it comes to starting a remodeling project, it’s important that you make sure all of your plans and budgets line up before you begin construction. A construction project comes with dust and debris, and occasionally a bit more stress. Having your project in order can save a lot of heartache and additional time.
To minimize your discomfort during a remodel, make sure it’s the right time for you and your family. Many homeowners get in over their heads not planning properly, and we don’t want you to do that. If you’re unfamiliar with how a construction project works, it’s hard to know what factors to consider.
That’s why we put together this helpful seasonal guide so that you know what projects to tackle and when is the best time of year to take them on.
Timing Depends on the Project
Firstly, the key to ensuring your project goes smoothly and is finished on time is finding the right construction company. If you’re working with a knowledgable and trustworthy company, it’s their job to make sure that your project stays on track.
However, there are some basic rules to follow when it comes to choosing the timing for a construction project.
The Best Projects for Spring
Spring is an incredibly busy time for builders. That means that they will charge their time at a premium rate. The reason for the rates increase is because many people feel like spring is the time to start new things. The demand is much higher for quality contractors in the spring. Consider this factor when planning for a spring building project.
If you plan to put down a deck, spring is a great choice because the ground is soft enough for you to dig. During winter months, often the ground is frozen or too wet to dig footings for a deck. If you build your deck in the spring, you’ll also most likely be able to finish in time to enjoy your deck for the summer months, right when you will want to use it the most. But just know, you’ll want to start discussing your options during the winter months with Delano Construction, as schedules get busy and availability is slim.
The Best Projects for Summer
If you want to do a quick project outdoors to enjoy the weather, then it’s a great time of year to take on projects around the exterior of your home. For instance, this would be an ideal time to build an addition. But summers are also when kids are usually home from school and can be challenging to tackle an addition when the kids want to play outside or in the yard. You’ll certainly want to consider this when choosing an outdoor project during the summer.
You may also want to tackle your roofing projects in the summer. Professional roofers can complete the job in fewer days due to the longer daylight hours and better weather.
The Best Projects for Fall
Fall is a great time for starting construction projects, but you’ll want to make sure you give yourself enough of a buffer in the schedule knowing that the holidays are just around the corner and there could be guests in your home. But fall is a great time to hire a contractor, as they are less busy heading into the winter months.
Fall is a good time for projects that span bathroom updates, kitchen remodels or any indoor update. When you want to tackle projects that span indoor and outdoors, fall is a great time to do that as well. With the weather changing and getting colder, replacing those old windows, fixing your gutters and buttoning up the outside of your home are good choices for Fall.
The Best Projects for Winter
The winter months are a good time to start on any indoor projects you’ve been wanting to complete. With potentially frozen ground and poor weather, you will be able to tackle that kitchen remodel or bathroom update without worrying about the weather.
Winter is also a good time for small interior projects in your home since contractors usually have more open schedules due to the holidays and the fact that many people wait for their tax return to begin a new construction project. Consider installing new kitchen cabinets or storage options during the winter.
For Help With Your Remodeling Project
Depending on the time of year, there is always a remodeling project for you to tackle somewhere in your home. But taking on a project yourself can be overwhelming and stressful.
When you’re ready to start a construction project, get in contact with us. We’ll help you master your upcoming project and help you with plans for the next one!