If you’re like most people, you’ve spent a fair amount of time and money upgrading your home in recent years. Across the U.S., we spent around $522 billion on home improvements from 2017 to 2019 alone. That’s without factoring in the major boost in home improvement projects during the lockdown!
However, it’s worth noting that one time of the year stands out when it comes to home improvement work. Though homeowners may tackle their projects at any given time of the year, springtime boasts several key advantages that make it the best time to schedule your tasks. From roofing repair to siding replacement to window upgrades, now is the perfect time to get things started!
If you’re wondering why spring is the best moment for these tasks, let’s take a look at the advantages these next few months hold for us.
1. Pleasant Weather
The most obvious reason why spring is a great time for home improvement projects is the pleasant weather.
Here in Kenosha County and throughout Wisconsin, our severe winters can make it difficult or even impossible to tackle most major outdoor projects. Heavy snows and freezing temperatures can cause unwanted delays for even the most experienced roofing contractors, which means that your projects can drag on for far longer than you intended. That’s without mentioning the safety hazards involved in climbing onto a roof that might have patches of ice on it!
Summer may be better than winter for the most part, but it comes with its own set of challenges. The scorching heat and strong summer storms can make outdoor work a grueling task.
Summer’s hot temperatures play another role as well. During the installment process, it can be helpful to have all of the necessary materials at the moderate temperatures we usually see in the spring. Otherwise, certain materials—especially vinyl siding—can expand or contract, which makes the project more difficult to carry out.
2. Easy Scheduling
Despite the fact that spring is the best time for house siding and roofing projects, more homeowners tend to start them in the summer.
This doesn’t mean that roofing companies have a slow season in the summer, as it’s actually fall and winter that tend to be the slowest times of the year. However, scheduling a project during the spring months can help you beat the summer rush. You may find that it’s easier to schedule your project in the spring months, especially when you’re trying to work with a reliable roofing team.
3. Get a Fresh Start
There’s a reason spring cleaning has always happened in the spring. Throughout the course of history, there’s nothing we love as much as a fresh start!
After the freezing winter months, springtime is the moment we look forward to brighter days and the relaxation that comes with summer days.
However, if your home looks a little worse for wear, especially after severe winter weather, you may not be ready to put your best foot forward. As you start to tackle your indoor spring cleaning, now is the time to consider addressing the repairs and renovations that can help you put your home’s exterior back in order. Whether a snowstorm has damaged your roof or you’re looking for some fresh siding to brighten up your home, the right project can help you make the most of the coming months.
4. Increase Energy Efficiency
As we look forward to the warm, bright summer days, there’s one other thing to factor into that vision: heat.
Here in the U.S., we spend a lot of money on cooling our homes: over $29 billion a year, according to the Department of Energy. For most of us, our air conditioners put a significant dent in our budget. However, with the right home projects, it doesn’t have to be that way!
Upgrading to energy-efficient products can help you increase your home’s energy efficiency, which in turn can save you money on your monthly utility bills.
For example, consider opting for an energy-efficient window replacement to upgrade from older single-pane options. This can save you between $126 and $465 per year. Alternatively, opt for roofing products that are certified by ENERGY STAR to improve your attic ventilation and reduce your reliance on your AC.
5. More Cash for Your Project
Spring is also a great season for one more reason: tax refunds! The average Wisconsin tax refund amounts to $2,397, which can be a great down payment toward improving your home.
In spring of 2021, of course, you’ll also have another check coming your way. Due to the current health crisis, many households will also be receiving an additional stimulus check in the amount of $1,400 per person. This, of course, depends on your eligibility.
No matter what type of home improvement project you’re looking for, having a little extra money in your wallet can make the prospect a little easier!
Call Us for Roofing, Siding, and Window Replacement
As you can see, there’s no better time than spring to tackle your home improvement projects. Even better, if you want to reap all of the benefits we’ve listed above, there’s no better team than ours!
When it comes to home improvement projects, we’ve been the trusted contractors throughout Kenosha and Racine since 1957. Our team has experience with siding repair, siding replacement, window replacement, and roofing repair and replacement. No matter what you’re looking for, Dick’s Roof Repair is happy to partner with you to bring your vision for your home to life.
If you’d like to learn more about what we can do, contact us today for a free estimate!