The ideal time for carrying out repair and renovation of your home is when the weather is most conducive, and the labor is readily available. If you can time it right, you will not only get the 
work done smoothly but also save a pretty penny.

Weather is perhaps one of the most critical factors. Certain seasons are better for getting certain kinds of work done in your home. Therefore, it is essential to know this while sealing a home improvement deal with your contractor.

Let’s see what all can be accomplished and in which all seasons:  
● Home addition: While planning an addition to your home, begin the project when chances of snow in your region have completely abated and aim for completion before the frost returns in 
the fall. For this, it is important to schedule all professionals at least two to three months in advance to give them enough time for planning and estimate.  
● Exterior paint: Exterior paint certainly freshens the look of your home. For long-lasting exterior paint, the temperature must remain above 35 degrees while applying the paint. In case the temperature drops, the work may get delayed.  
● Upgrading a deck or fence: Decks and fences are more temperature-sensitive than exterior paint. These may require a temperature of around 40 to 50 degrees. Undertaking work in these 
temperatures will avoid flaws and delays.  
● Roof repair and replacement: In these dry months, roof repair and replacement can easily be carried out, which is not possible in icy conditions. Being the best months for this task also 
means that roof repair and replacement specialists will be hard to come by. So, you will need to schedule them well in advance.  
● HVAC care: Any urgent problem with heating, ventilation, or air conditioning (HVAC) needs to be addressed immediately, irrespective of the season. But, if you want routine maintenance of 
HVAC system, it is best to schedule it in early fall, before the days turn cold and you need to turn on the heat.  

● New floors: Extreme conditions are not ideal for laying wooden flooring since dry air and humidity can cause the wood to crack, warp, or bend. Getting this done in Spring or Fall is ideal

since it not only prevents the said problems but also enables you to ventilate the house by opening windows to get rid of wood stain smell and carpet adhesive. Opening windows is not 
very practical during Winters due to the cold winds and in Summers due to the hot breeze.   
● Cleaning out gutters: Over time, the gutters along the roofline get choked with leaves, twigs, and other debris. If not cleared in time, the gutters can get clogged. If the water gets trapped in it, 
it may seep inside the home and damage the roof and rafters. Thus, cleaning it once a year is essential. Avoid cleaning in the Fall, when leaves fall and once again clog the gutters. The best 
time is to clean it in early spring so that the gutters are clean before monsoon sets in.  
● Refurbishing room: Refurbishing your favorite room can be carried out in any season. However, be advised that summer and early fall are the busiest months for professionals carrying 
out refurbishing, especially of bathrooms. So, schedule these experts well in advance.     
● Building a deck: If you think the best time for getting a backyard deck built is in summers, think again. In summers, the increased sun exposure can cause the deck surface to crack. In winter, when the humidity is lowest, the pressure-treated wood stabilizes the best.   
● Interior paint: If you have air conditioning and heating, interior painting can be undertaken at any time of the year. However, winter months are best, since they are the driest and bereft of 
humidity. This makes the paint dry quickly and evenly.  
If you are armed with the knowledge of seasons for undertaking the jobs on your home, you will be able to avoid future maintenance issues, as also book the professionals well in time. Thereby 
saving both time and money.  

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