As 2017 approaches, it is time to start thinking about how you would like to spend the year ahead. Chances are that home maintenance projects may not be at the top of your list. But the truth is that home maintenance is important to maintaining a safe, healthy, and comfortable environment for you and your family.
Not all home improvement projects are created equal. There are optimal times during the year to complete these projects that make for a smoother experience and better outcome. Below, we will talk a little bit more about the best times of the year to replace home appliances and repair other elements of your home so that you can stay comfortable year-round.
The Best Time of the Year for Home Improvement
Though you may not realize it, there are certain times of the year that are better for certain home maintenance projects, especially if you are trying to save money. Here are just a few things to consider when deciding the best time for these home improvement projects:
- Replacing or Repairing Roof – If your roof is in dire need of replacement, it is best to take care of this project sooner rather than later. If you have no major issues and are just planning ahead, spring and early summer are great times to replace your roof. During these times of the year, roofers are less busy which allows homeowners to get the most affordable rates and more convenient scheduling.
- Replacing HVAC System – Again, if your HVAC system has died, it’s best to call an experienced HVAC technician as soon as possible to avoid being too uncomfortable. Again, if you are just anticipating a replacement and don’t plan to wait until your heating and cooling system is on its last leg, plan to have your system replaced in the fall. In fall, the weather is more moderate and HVAC companies tend to be less busy. This allows you to get more one-on-one time with a technician to find the right system for your home. Not to mention fall is often a great time to take advantage of HVAC deals.
- Painting the Home’s Exterior – Painting the outside of your home is a project best completed when the weather is between 50 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Painting in hotter weather can cause the paint to dry too fast, which may result in brush marks. While painting outdoors when it’s too cold can result in cracking and peeling as the paint is not able to adhere to your home’s surface properly.
Remember, when it comes to important home repair projects that impact your quality of life, you may not get to choose when you want to complete a project. For instance, if your roof is leaking or your HVAC system is dead, you may need to opt for repair and replacement immediately instead of waiting for the optimal time.
However, by planning ahead and anticipating your home repair needs, you can start working on these projects before your situation becomes dire. By thinking ahead and planning projects at optimal times of the year, you can save money while making your home a more comfortable and relaxing environment.
If a new heating or cooling system is on your list of 2017 home improvement projects, call the experts at Rose Heating. Our team can help you find the right HVAC unit for your home and provide expert installation services. Check out our list of new HVAC systems and products and learn more about our installation services. To schedule an appointment, just call: (503) 405-4438.