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The Best Season for Sacramento Home Improvement?

May 07, 2018

You might wonder what’s the best time of year for Sacramento home improvement projects.Some home projects are easy to schedule. You don’t want to replace your windows when it’s freezing outdoors. Similarly you don’t want to insulate your attic when it’s blazing hot.

But there are a lot of factors that go into choosing what time of year to schedule projects than just the weather. Picking the right season to start home improvements can make your projects more successful, keep you on schedule, and might even be easier on your wallet.

Things to Consider when Scheduling Home Improvement Projects

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The most important thing to think about is the climate you’re in and the weather outside. Some home improvement projects will be easier or harder depending on the weather, like installing windows, putting together a deck, or putting in a pool. Other projects that take place inside, such as putting in window treatments or updating furniture, can be done all year long. We can install shutters before your holiday party, after your newest renovation, in the middle of a sweltering summer, or during back to school season.

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

Contractor Schedules

Almost every contractor has seasons like spring and summer that tend to be busier than other seasons. If you can schedule your project during their lighter season, they won’t be managing as many projects and they can dedicate more time to your work.

Your Schedule

Some parts of the year can be better for your projects others. If you have children in school, it might be smart to schedule renovations while school is in session and when your house is a little more empty. Or if you have a vacation planned, it might 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 for a project is after you have the funds. This might be after you’ve saved up enough money, received a large bonus or after you get your tax refund.

Many homeowners begin their projects after they receive their tax refund around March or April, so be aware that home improvement professionals may be busier during the spring and materials may be more expensive.

Other Projects You’re Planning

It’s helpful to keep a tab of renovations 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 flooring, and put the smaller ones at the end like 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 do certain home improvement projects based on the weather and potential contractor availability.

Projects You Can Do All Year Long:

  • Put in window treatments

  • Paint interiors

  • Put in new appliances

Spring Projects:

  • Install landscaping

  • Repair heater

  • Install new windows

  • Replace or fix exterior siding

Summer Projects:

  • Repair or replace roof

  • Service ducts and chimneys

  • Renovate kitchens

  • Redo bathrooms

  • Fix gutters and soffit

Autumn Projects:

  • Pressure-wash deck and siding

  • Winterize home including energy audit and insulation

  • Repair A/C and furnace

Winter Projects:

  • Schedule projects for the rest of the year

  • Put in new flooring

  • Replace furniture

Ready to Spring into Action on your Window Treatment Renovations?

If you’re ready to tackle your window treatments to improve your home, drop us a line at 916-665-0078 or fill out the form below.