Can You Build a Deck in the Winter?

build-a-deck-in-winterPeople often hit the pause button on home upgrades in the wintertime, thinking that bitterly cold temperatures and unpredictable blizzards will create scheduling nightmares for themselves and their contractors. However, a deck builder that has years of experience installing decks in your neck of the woods will have a pretty good idea of what to expect no matter what time of year you choose to add or replace a deck at your home. With adequate communication, your deck builder can help you prepare for nature’s whims and proceed with your deck installation with as little disruption to your routine as possible. In fact, winter can be a great time to seek out an experienced contractor to build a deck. Here are a couple of reasons:

Speedier Service

Home improvement contractors and suppliers tend to experience a business slowdown in the winter, so they’re more readily available to fill the orders they receive. This can reduce your wait time for materials and construction by weeks or even months.

Project Completion by Spring

Lots of homeowners won’t even think about how much they’d enjoy relaxing or entertaining friends outdoors on a new deck until wintry weather is in the rearview mirror. This means they might wait months before they actually have a finished deck under their feet. By thinking ahead and scheduling your deck construction project in the winter, you’ll be all set to welcome friends and neighbors to a cookout on your new deck on the same day you pack all your coats, boots, and other snow gear away for the spring and summer.

If you’re in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area and you’d like to add a deck to your home, the outdoor living experts at Holmes Custom Renovations will be happy to get you started with a free consultation, even if your inspiration strikes in the dead of winter. We’re highly experienced at deck installations, both large and small. In fact, we’re the region’s sole TrexPRO® Platinum Deck Builder, a distinction that’s awarded only to contractors who have demonstrated exceptional expertise and a commitment to customer service.

Contact us today for more information about our deck construction services.