What’s the Best Season for Home Improvement Projects in New Brunswick?05/07/2018Holly Perron You might wonder what’s the best season for New Brunswick home improvement projects.Some home projects are easy to schedule. It’s not a great idea to install windows when it’s snowing outside. Similarly you don’t want to add insulation to your attic when it’s sweltering outside.But there are more factors to choosing what time of year to schedule projects than just the weather. Picking the right time to do certain home improvements can make your projects more successful, keep you on your timeline, and may even help your budget.What to Consider when Choosing the Time of Year for Home Improvement Projects WeatherOne of the first things to consider is what the weather is like. Some home improvements will be easier or harder depending on the weather, like replacing windows, building a porch, or putting in a pool. Home improvements that you do inside, like installing window treatments or cycling out furniture, can be scheduled for virtually any time. We can install shutters before your holiday party, after your garage sale, in the middle of a lazy summer, or any other time of year.If you’re on a strict deadline and are paying contractors, consult with them how the weather may affect your project and timeline.Contractor SchedulesAlmost every contractor has seasons like spring and summer that tend to be busier than others. If you can start working with a contractor during their lighter season, they won’t be handling as many customers and they can dedicate more time to your work. Your ScheduleCertain parts of the year can be better for your home improvements others. If you have children in school, it might be smart to schedule your projects while school is in session and when your house is less crowded. Or if you’re taking a week-long vacation, it might be a good time to get your interior repainted to avoid the fumes.Your BudgetIf you’re paying your contractor in cash, then the best time of year for a project is after you have the money on hand. This might be after you’ve saved up enough money, received a large bonus or when your tax refund comes in.Most families schedule their projects for after they get their tax refund around the beginning of spring, so know that contractors might have a busier schedule during the spring and materials can cost more.Other Projects You’re PlanningIt’s helpful to keep a tab of home improvements you want to complete so that if they need to be done in a certain order you can schedule them out. Try to plan out the big projects, like new floors, and finish up with the details such as window treatments or furniture. The Best Times of Year for Home Improvement Projects Here are our recommendations for exactly when to schedule certain home improvement projects based on the weather and potential contractor availability.Projects You Can Do All Year Long:Install window treatmentsRepaint interiorsPut in new appliancesSpring Projects:Install landscapingService heaterInstall new windowsReplace or repair exterior sidingSummer Projects: RoofingService chimneysRedo kitchensRenovate bathroomsRepair gutters and soffitFall Projects: Pressure-wash deck and sidingWinterize home including energy audit and insulationService A/C and furnaceWinter Projects: Plan projects for the rest of the yearInstall new flooringReplace furnitureWant to Spring into Action on your Window Treatment Renovations?If you’re ready to tackle your window treatments to improve your home, give us a call at 732-301-6168 or use the form below.