Summer is considered “busy season” in the world of home renovations. Though this may make it more difficult to book a contractor and ensure the work is done on time, there are certainly some perks to replacing your windows or doors in warmer weather. Depending on where you live, having a big hole in your front door or living room might not be an ideal situation in the middle of January. However, skilled professionals should take measures to minimize heat loss in your home while renovating.

Most window installers will work year-round, even in cold climates. Another reason why you may choose spring or summer to renovate is that it gives you the opportunity to show off your brand new upgrade. Not only do homes tend to look their best in the summer, but people are more likely to be outdoors and take note.

The verdict? Pick a season that works for you and your family. You may have an easier time booking a contractor in the winter, but you’ll get to enjoy the results sooner in the spring. To guarantee your renovation is completed in a timely fashion, book well ahead of time. And, give yourself enough time to shop around for the right contractor.