When is the best time to remodel?

December 2, 2021

There isn’t one right answer.

Some things to consider when taking on a remodeling project;

  • Will you need to stay somewhere else?
  • Will you have to move long term?
  • What is your budget?
  • What are your expectations?
  • Are you prepared for the unexpected that comes with making significant changes in one’s home?
  • Expect it to take longer than the contractor originally said, as it almost always is


Summertime is a great time for the weather, longer light hours but it also means contractors are busier, hotter temperatures and long sunny days might not be the best for some projects.

Here are some projects that would work well in the summer months.

  • Install New Windows
  • Furnace Repairs – get these finished before winter and many people rush to have this work done in the fall or winter, so tackling it in the summer can save you the hassle of finding an available contractor.


In the spring the ground is softer and easier to build on, working projects in the spring also means cooler temperatures for workers, and the outdoor space will be ready to use in time for summer so getting those projects done like a deck/roof/cleaning/AC Duct work/replacing windows or adding insulation are good to start in spring.

  • Build Decks or Patios
  • Add Insulation
  • Roof
  • Cleaning
  • AC
  • Duct Work
  • Windows


Rain can be a problem in fall, however cooler temperatures and dry air make fall an ideal time of year to make renovations. Many contractors are starting to wind down for the year and focus on inside projects, so fall may be the perfect time to get into their busy schedules depending on where you live.

  • Landscaping
  • Appliances
  • Roof Repairs/Replacement
  • Furnace/Duct Work
  • Exterior Painting


Colder months can be a great time to get many projects done, whether it is hiring a contractor or doing it yourself. Winter can bring savings on costs and give you the time to get those time-consuming tasks done like painting, a remodel and focusing on indoor projects. The added benefit of winter is building materials are often less expensive due to lower demand and slower work for contractors which can open your budget to work on various projects at the same time.

  • Interior Painting
  • New Flooring
  • Remodeling
  • Plan outdoor projects
  • Foundations and Additions
  • Room Remodels
  • Garage renovation or cleaning

References: Home Advisor and Angie’s List

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