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The Best Time of Year for Boise Home Improvement?

May 07, 2018

You may wonder what’s the best season for Boise home improvement projects.Some home projects are easy to know when to do. It’s not a great idea to replace your windows when it’s cold outdoors. Similarly you don’t want to insulate your attic in the middle of summer.

Yet there are more factors to choosing when to do your projects than just the weather. Choosing the right time of year to schedule home improvements can make the final product look better, keep you on schedule, and potentially even be easier on your wallet.

What to Consider when Scheduling Home Projects

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Weather

One of the most important things to take into account is the climate you’re in and the weather outside. Some projects will be easier or harder depending on the weather, such as putting in new windows, putting together a patio, or putting in that new pool. Home improvements that you do inside, such as installing window treatments or cycling out furniture, can be done all year long. We can put in shutters before your Christmas party, after your newest renovation, in the middle of a hot summer, or during back to school season.

If you have a strict deadline and are working with contractors, communicate with them how the climate could affect your project and timeline.

Contractor Schedules

Most contractors have seasons like spring and summer that tend to be busier than other seasons. If you can start working with a contractor during their lighter season, they won’t be managing as many projects and they can dedicate their full attention to your work.

Your Schedule

Certain times of year might be better for your projects others. If you have children in school, you may want to schedule your projects during the school year when your house is a little more empty. Or if you have a vacation planned, it could be a good time to refinish your hardwood floors to avoid the fumes.

Available Funds

If you’re paying cash for your home improvement, then the best time of year to plan is after you have the funds. This might be after you’ve saved up enough money, received a bonus at work or after you get your tax refund.

Many families schedule their projects for after they receive their tax refund around March or April, so remember that home improvement professionals may be busier during the spring and materials can cost more.

Other Projects On Your Schedule

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 build a timeline. Try to schedule the big projects, 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 some ideas for the best season in which to schedule certain projects based on the weather and contractor availability.

Projects You Can Do All Year Long:

  • Install window treatments

  • Paint interiors

  • Put in new appliances

Spring Projects:

  • Landscaping

  • Repair heater

  • Install new windows

  • Replace or fix exterior siding

Summer Projects:

  • Roofing

  • Service ducts and chimneys

  • Renovate kitchens

  • Renovate bathrooms

  • Fix gutters and soffit

Autumn 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

  • Buy new furniture

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