Spring has arrived and summer is fast approaching. Traditionally, warmer months see more consumers inquiring about and hiring contractors for home improvements. Normally, it’s peak home repair and servicing season. 

While some seek to “refresh” their current environment, others might consider whether it’s time to put their homes on the market or purchase something new. 

This year, however, is far from typical when it comes to consumer preferences. 

Is now a good time to tackle home improvement projects?

While many stores, companies and home improvement organizations are considered essential businesses, as a homeowner, you might be wondering if you should take on a project or hold off for when things get back to normal. 

  • Should I wait until all businesses are back open? 
  • Are roofing companies making repairs right now? 
  • Is there a way to keep social distancing while making improvements to my house? 

To help you decide whether now is the right time, you should ask yourself a few questions. 

Would it make you more comfortable? 

After spending the last few weeks or months inside your home, you’ve probably noticed that some areas aren’t as comfortable as you’d like them to be.

Perhaps some areas of your home are moist and damp, while others might be hot and dry. Does your AC unit make funny noises or take a while to cool down a particular room? It might be time for a new one. 

If you recognize a way to directly improve the comfort level of your home, it’s a good time to contact a skilled contractor or repair person to help you decide on which project to tackle. As you may be learning during quarantine, a comfortable home can make all the difference in putting your family at ease and helping everyone to enjoy the indoors as much as possible. 

Would it make your home safe? 

Alabama’s weather is unpredictable and can be severe. High winds can damage home exteriors and create unsafe conditions for homeowners. This year, many cities in Alabama, from Huntsville to Mobile, have already experienced extreme weather – flooding, tornadoes and hail. And many homes have been damaged because of it. 

A damaged home exterior makes your house vulnerable in the event of further inclement weather, putting your safety on the line.  

Take some time to inspect your roof and exterior. If you’ve noticed any damage, inquire about making those repairs as soon as you can. 

Will it save you money? 

Because of our “new normal,” Alabamians are pinching pennies more than ever. One area you can save money every month is by making home improvements that increase efficiency and decrease energy or water waste. 

Conserving water, going green and being conscious about resources is always a smart decision. In 2020, however, it also means saving money. 

Recognizing areas for improvement now could potentially save you money in the long run. 

Is now the right time to make home improvements? 

Your answers to these three questions might help guide you during a difficult and unpredictable time. We have resources all over Alabama; we’re ready and willing to help tackle whatever improvements you feel would benefit your family and set you up for comfort. 

If you’re looking for a company that will help with your home improvement needs, find a Smart Financing service provider near you.