The Best Time of Year for Boise Home Improvement?05/07/2018Spencer Madsen 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 freezing outdoors. Similarly you don’t want to insulate your attic when it’s sweltering outside. Yet there are more factors to choosing when to do your projects than just the weather. Choosing the right season to schedule home improvements can make the final product look better, keep the project on track, and may even help your budget. What to Consider when Scheduling Home Projects Weather The most important thing to think about 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 deck, 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 garage sale, 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 handling as many projects and details are less likely to be neglected. 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’re taking a week-long vacation, it could be a good time to get your interior repainted 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 biggest ones, like new floors, and finish up with the details such as window treatments or furniture. The Best Seasons for Home Improvement Projects Here are some ideas for exactly when to schedule certain projects based on the weather and contractor availability. Projects You Can Do Any Season: Put in window treatments Paint interiors Put in new appliances Spring Projects: Landscaping Maintenance on the 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 Ready to Spring into Action on your Window Treatment Renovations? If you’re ready to hone in on your window treatments to improve your home, drop us a line at 208-609-9129 or use the form below.