The Best Season for Denver Home Improvement Projects?05/07/2018Gary Harding You might wonder what’s the best season for Denver home improvement projects.Some home projects are easy to know when to do. It’s not a great idea to put in new windows when it’s cold outdoors. Nor do you want to add insulation to your attic in the blazing heat. But there are more factors to choosing what time of year to do your projects than just the weather. Choosing the right season to schedule home improvements can make the final product look better, keep you on schedule, and can even save you some money. Things to Consider when Choosing the Time of Year for Home Improvement Projects Weather The first thing to consider is the climate you’re in and the weather outside. Some home improvement projects are weather dependent, such as installing windows, putting together a porch, or putting in that new pool. Home improvements that you do inside, like putting in window treatments or replacing furniture, can be scheduled for any time of year. Sunburst can put in shutters before your holiday party, after your spring cleaning, in the middle of a hot summer, or any other time of year. If you’re on a tight deadline and are working with contractors, communicate with them how the weather can 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 start working with a contractor during their lighter season, they won’t be managing as many customers and they can dedicate their full attention to your work. Your Schedule Some times of year can work 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 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. Your Budget If you’re paying your contractor in cash, then the best time of year for a project is after you have the funds. This might be after you’ve saved a little bit, received a bonus at work or after you get your tax refund. Many families schedule their projects for after they get their tax refund around the beginning of spring, so know that contractors may be busier during the spring and materials may be more expensive. Other Projects You Have It’s good to keep a running list of renovations you want to get done 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 Times of Year for Home Improvement Projects Here are our recommendations for the best season in which to do certain home improvement projects based on the weather and potential contractor availability. Projects You Can Do Any Time of Year: Put in window treatments Paint interiors Put in new appliances Spring Projects: Landscaping Service heater Install new windows Replace or repair exterior siding Summer Projects: Roofing Clean chimneys Redo kitchens Redo bathrooms Repair gutters and soffit Fall Projects: Pressure-wash deck and siding Winterize home including energy audit and insulation Maintain A/C and furnace Winter Projects: Schedule projects for the rest of the year Replace new flooring Buy new furniture Want to Spring into Action on your Window Treatment Renovations? If you’re ready to address your window treatments to improve your home, call us at 720-538-0182 or fill out the form below.