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Whats the Best Season for Home Improvement Projects in New Brunswick?

May 07, 2018

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 Scheduling Home Improvement Projects

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Weather

One of the most important things to consider is the season you’re in and the weather outside. Some home improvements are weather dependent, like replacing windows, building a porch, or putting in a pool. Projects inside the home, like installing window treatments or cycling out furniture, can be scheduled for all year long. Sunburst can install shutters before your holiday party, after your newest renovation, in the middle of a lazy summer, or during back to school season.

If you’re on a strict deadline and are paying contractors, consult with them how the weather may affect your project and timeline.

Contractor Schedules

Most contractors have 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 managing as many customers and they can dedicate more time to your work.

Your Schedule

Certain 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 during the school year when your house is less crowded. Or if you have a vacation planned, it might be a good time to get your interior repainted to avoid the fumes.

Your Budget

If 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 Have

It’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 biggest ones, like new floors, and put the smaller ones at the end such as window treatments or furniture.

The Best Seasons for Home Improvement Projects

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Here are our recommendations for the best season in which to schedule certain home improvement projects based on the weather and potential contractor availability.

Projects You Can Do Any Season:

  • Put in window treatments

  • Repaint interiors

  • Put in new appliances

Spring Projects:

  • Install landscaping

  • Service heater

  • Install new windows

  • Replace or repair exterior siding

Summer Projects:

  • Roofing

  • Service chimneys

  • Redo kitchens

  • Renovate bathrooms

  • Repair gutters and soffit

Fall Projects:

  • Pressure-wash deck and siding

  • Winterize home including energy audit and insulation

  • Service A/C and furnace

Winter Projects:

  • Plan projects for the rest of the year

  • Install new flooring

  • Replace furniture

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