What’s the Best Season for Home Improvement in Boston?

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You might wonder what’s the best season for Boston home improvement projects.

Some home projects are easy to know when to do. It’s not a great idea to install windows when it’s snowing outside. Nor do you want to insulate your attic when it’s sweltering outside.

But there are a lot of factors to choosing what time of year to schedule projects than just the weather. Picking the right time to start home improvements can make the final product look better, keep you on schedule, and potentially even save you some money.

Things to Consider when Choosing the Time of Year for Home Improvement Projects

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Weather

One of the most important things to consider is the season you’re in and the weather outside. Some home improvements will be easier or harder depending on the weather, like putting in new windows, putting together a patio, or putting in that new pool. Projects inside the home, like installing window treatments or updating furniture, can be done virtually any time. Sunburst can install shutters before your Christmas party, after your newest renovation, in the middle of a blazing summer, or during back to school season.

If you’re on a strict deadline and are working with contractors, ask them how the weather might affect your project and timeline.

Contractor Schedules

Most contractors have seasons like spring and summer which are busier than other seasons. If you can start working with a contractor outside of their busy season, they won’t be managing as many customers and details are less likely to be neglected.

Your Schedule

Certain times of year might work better for your home renovations than others. If you have children in school, it can help to schedule your projects while school is in session and when your house is less crowded. Or if there’s a vacation in your future, it might be a good time to get your ducts cleaned to avoid the fumes.

Available Funds

If you’re paying your contractor in cash, then the best time of year to plan is after you have the money on hand. This could be after you’ve saved a little bit, received a bonus at work or when your tax refund comes in.

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

Other Projects You Have

It’s smart to keep a running list of renovations you want to get done so that if projects depend on each other you can put together a schedule. 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 schedule certain home improvement projects based on the weather and potential contractor availability.

Projects You Can Do Any Time of Year:

  • Replace window treatments

  • Repaint interiors

  • Put in new appliances

Spring Projects:

  • Install landscaping

  • Repair 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

  • Weatherize house including energy audit and insulation

  • Repair A/C and furnace

Winter Projects:

  • Schedule upcoming projects

  • Replace new flooring

  • Buy new furniture

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