The Best Time of Year for New Brunswick Home Improvement?05/07/2018Mike Horn 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 Weather One of the most important things to consider is what the weather is like. Some home improvements are weather dependent, 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. Sunburst 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 Schedules Almost 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 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’re taking a week-long vacation, it could 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’re Planning 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 big projects, like new floors, and finish up with the details such as window treatments or furniture. The Best Seasons 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 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: Schedule projects for the rest of the year Install new flooring Replace furniture Want 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.