The Best Time of Year for Sacramento Home Improvement Projects?05/07/2018Curtis Orton 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 time of year to do certain home improvements can make your projects more successful, keep the project on track, and might even help your budget. Things to Consider when Scheduling Home Improvement Projects Weather The most important thing to take into account 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 virtually any time. We can install shutters before your holiday 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, ask 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 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 can help to schedule renovations while school is in session and when your house is less busy. 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 people start home improvement 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 biggest ones, like new flooring, and finish up with the details like window treatments or furniture. The Best Seasons for Home Improvement Projects Here are some ideas for exactly when 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 Get 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 Replace 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 Replace new flooring Replace 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 916-250-0758 or fill out the form below.