Is It Possible to Build a Deck in the Winter?

Nov 3, 2016 | Decks


Have a new deck installed this winter so that you’ll be ready to use it as soon as spring rolls in!

Have you been thinking about building a deck for your home in Baltimore County, but wondering if it’s too late now that the winter chill is starting to set in? Many contractors say that the busiest season for them is the summer, which makes sense. During the summer, everyone wants a place in the backyard to relax and cook on the grill. Not many people are thinking about that sort of stuff during the fall and winter time. So it’s more likely that you can book someone during the winter months. But is it a good time?

Planning Ahead

In the offseason, deck builders are less likely to be very busy with projects so you won’t be faced with the possibility of being put on a waiting list for your project. You’ll also enjoy more attention to detail since the contractor will have more time to focus on your specific project. However, some winters are colder than others, and if the ground is subject to heavy freezing, your project may not be able to get started. This could be a positive, however – if you need any sort of permits to build, you can get these issued before the weather starts warming up enough for the project to start. All it takes is a little bit of planning ahead.

Saving Money

One of the biggest benefits of building a deck in the winter is the possibility of saving some money on the building materials. It’s the classic law of supply and demand – during the summer, building material costs go up because the demand is increased. But in the winter, there aren’t as many projects being started, so material costs may be lower. And though you’ll be watching the construction of your deck from inside your house, by the time the spring rolls around it will be complete and ready for your enjoyment!

Excel Fencing and Decking Can Help You With Your Baltimore County Residential or Commercial Needs

If you are looking for a brand new residential deck or just want your existing decking to look brand new, Excel Fencing and Decking is happy to meet your needs. We offer a variety of fencing and decking styles and materials to make sure that your commercial or residential property stays as secure as possible. For a free estimate, use our online form. For more information, give us a call at (410) 803-9499 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and hear from some of our valued customers, visit us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Pinterest.