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:
Interior home renovations
Interior custom painting
Interior maintenance and repair
Installation of new windows
Deck and fence repairs & painting
Deck, pergola and fence builds
Power washing of exterior of home, sidewalks, decks, and patios
Exterior maintenance and repair
Exterior home 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 email@example.com. We are here to help you keep your home your best and proudest investment.