How To Plan Your Home Improvements By Season
Home improvement projects NEED to be planned, but when is the best time?
Home ownership comes with a never-ending list of home improvement projects and being able to time them right can be tricky. But, as supplier and installers of home improvement features, we know that there are certain times of the year which are best suited to some projects.
Timings with home improvements or home maintenance are everything! If your timings are right, you can potentially save yourself a lot of time and aggravation. Ultimately, the best time for home improvements projects is when you have the time! But, as we understand, new features can be exciting! So, if you’re eager to plan projects to increase the odds of your project success, consider the best times to complete your desired improvements.
There are numerous factors to consider. For example, which season has the right weather patterns that minimise future maintenance issues (and makes it easier for us professionals!)
Sound confusing? Don’t worry! We thought we would divulge the best home improvements for each season. So read on for the best season for some of the most popular home improvements. From window replacements to outdoor living spaces, we can tell you the best time of the year to get this done!
Ever heard of the phrase April showers? Well, to get ahead of the rainy season, homeowners should consider fixing their gutters in early spring. Many gutters take a beating in the winter. Therefore, spring is the ideal time to consider a new roofline.
The gutters along your roofline collect leaves, twigs and other debris over time. Consequently, over time, water can begin to become blocked and sit along the edges of your roof. Water can potentially get into your house or continue to weigh down your guttering. This can cause cracks to appear, which ultimately causes rain to makes its way into your home. So, before the rainy weather causes any problems, ensure your guttering is new, sturdy and durable.
Not only does a new roofline solve these issues, but also new guttering, soffits and fascias can instantly give your home a facelift!
Now that rainy days have passed (finger crossed), summer offers the perfect time to begin turning toward your home’s exterior. One way to transform your home is through exterior paint. Exterior paint performs best with few temperature changes between day and night, making August a prime time to get the job done!
Not only will a lick of paint freshen up your exterior wall, but adding a layer to your home can contribute to better thermal efficiency!
Summer is also the perfect time for extensions. For extensive outdoor work, it is best to avoid seasons that will bring indecisive weather which potentially delays any progress. Therefore summer offers a break between the rainy seasons of spring and autumn.
Once the leaves start to fall, we all know it’s autumn! One home improvement that is best to be completed in early autumn is roof replacements. It’s a given that you don’t want people working on your roof in icy or wet conditions.
Furthermore, it’s never a bad idea to invest in new windows or doors that detain your indoor heat and block cold breezes before winter begins. So, to get the maximum benefits and enjoyment both in terms of energy savings and comfort – it’s time to consider new windows and doors.
Here at DJL UK, we supply a-rated windows and door in numerous styles, materials and finishes. Each feature can be made bespoke for your home, so achieving stunning aesthetics is effortless. Autumn makes for a great time for window and door replacements for multiple reasons. One of the most significant is that temperatures are mild enough for there to be no frames during the work process, yet you won’t be disturbed by cold temperatures. Therefore, for new windows and doors, aim to get this completed in Autumn. Therefore, your home can be ready for the winter chills and parties that occur during the festive time of the year.
Although most people aren’t spending much time outside during the winter months, the coldest part of the year provides an excellent time to turn towards painting. The biggest problem with painting interiors is humidity. So, if you’re in the middle of summer, it will take longer for a room to dry. But, most irritating, it will dry unevenly! Therefore, if you want to avoid messed paintwork – paint your interior walls in winter. The air is the driest and will result in perfect results, the first time.
Also, as most people aren’t spending much time outside during the winter months, the coldest time of the year provides an excellent opportunity to invest in your outdoor living area! An outdoor project like back garden decking or fencing seems like a natural summer project, right? But, it’s actually the opposite! Studies show that pressure-treated wood stabilises best when humidity is low. Furthermore, the increased exposure of the sun during summer can cause the surface of the wood to crack. Therefore, cloudier winter days help avoid early damage. But, as no contractor wants to be digging into frozen, always aim for early winter!
Even though DJL don’t offer these services, it is essential to know these popular will provide you with the best result when completed in winter.