From pulling out the sweaters from the back of your closet to biting into a crisp apple, there’s plenty to love about fall. And while summer tends to be the most popular season to take on home renovation projects, autumn is often overlooked as a good alternative. Depending on where you live and what your project is, fall can be a great time to do some work to your house. There are often more contractors with availability in the fall and it offers you a chance to tackle a project before the holidays arrive. Thinking about taking on a home renovation project this autumn? Here are some important considerations to take into account.
Type of Climate
If you live in sunny Southern California you’re probably good to go for whatever home renovation project you choose this fall (and probably this winter too, while you’re at it). In many other parts of the country, though, fall weather can be a bit more unpredictable. The North East and Midwest are quite pleasant through November some years, but are sometimes consistently cold and rainy. While the autumn months aren’t typically cold in the South and Gulf Coast, they can be wet, since fall is typically hurricane season.
If you have a project in mind, keep a close eye on your weather forecast and try to establish a clear idea of how long your renovation will take. There’s nothing worse than getting hit by a storm when you’re halfway through replacing your gutter system or building a new addition!
Type of Project
Obviously the type of project you’re considering can also determine if autumn is the right time to jump in. In general, most indoor projects can be completed during the fall without a problem. Even if you hit a rainy day or two, the only affect it could have on your project is delaying your ability to move materials into your house for a few hours. Outdoor projects, on the other hand, can be a bit trickier to navigate. When it comes to resurfacing an outdoor deck or repairing your roof, you’ll want to be more aware of how long the project is estimated to take and what your whether forecast is for the foreseeable future.
Professionalism of Contractor
While the weather may not be in your control this autumn, who you hire as a contractor is. A professional and trustworthy contractor will be able to give you a very specific timeline of how long a project will take and will be able to stick to it no matter what. Planning a home renovation is much easier when you can expect how long it will take to complete and know that you can trust a team to abide by the schedule in place.
Finding a Reliable Home Renovation Contractor
Looking for the right contractor for your fall project? Make sure to check out reviews online, paying special attention to professionalism and timeliness. Find out how much experience a prospective contractor has with the specific type of renovation you have in mind and don’t be afraid to ask for references. Choose the right specialist and you’ll be sure to have a hassle-free renovation done in time to still enjoy the rest of your autumn.