Spring and summer are the busiest seasons for most home services businesses. During these months, homeowners take advantage of ideal weather conditions and hire contractors for repairs or home improvement.
If you’re new in the industry or offering various services but still looking to fill up your schedule, knowing what projects are the most in-demand this season can help you highlight the right ones, pitch correctly to prospects, and win clients. See the list of the top home services homeowners are looking to hire this summer.
- Tree Service
As more people spend their time outdoors during this time of the year, it’s not a surprise that homeowners are focused on maintenance projects outside their homes. The need for tree services is high in summer as homeowners look to improve their outdoor areas.
Some of the in-demand tree services include trimming, pruning, and tree removal. Pros charge anywhere between $75 to a high-end range of $2,500 depending on the tree’s height, health, size, and type of service. Homeowners usually pay from $75 to $400 for trimming services for trees below 30 feet, while medium-sized trees (30 to 60 feet) can go anywhere from $150 to $800. Trimming services for large trees (60 feet or more) cost around $1,500 and above.
- Lawn Mowing
Speaking of outdoor areas, another service that has high-volume searches on Same Day Pros is lawn mowing and landscape services. Lawns continue to be an American obsession, and homeowners are seeing the benefits of hiring professionals to take care of their lawns versus doing it themselves.
Pros typically charge $30 to $60 per visit for lawn mowing services. These rates will depend on the size of the lawn and the type of service (e.g. weekly or bi-weekly). Lawn care also differs in rates based on the service that the homeowner chooses, but these types of services range from $100 to $200 per month.
- Pool Maintenance/Repair
Swimming pools take center stage, especially on hot summer days, that’s why we’re seeing an increased interest from homeowners who are looking for pool-related services.
Pool repair services can be as simple as replacing a skimmer/filter or could be a major project that costs up to $20,000. You can check out this updated (2022) pricing guide for pool repairs to remain competitive.
- AC Repair
Probably one of the most used appliances in summer is air conditioning, and homeowners find themselves calling for professional services to repair and maintain their cooling systems.
For simple tune-ups, pros charge from $75 to $200, while replacements for AC parts run from $75 to $1,200.
- Gutter Repair
Smart homeowners know how important it is to keep their roofs and their gutters in top shape. Summer is the ideal time to give notice to their gutters, especially since extreme periods of heat and frequent thunderstorms can take a toll.
Homeowners usually pay an average of $150 for gutter repairs; however, major replacements can cost up to $2,000. You can see the national average rates of gutter services in our pricing guide here.
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