This time of year, visions of butterflies and backyard barbecues are overshadowed by ones of sugar plums and mistletoe. However, having your fence installed in the fall & winter months has some crucial advantages you should consider.
Along with the latest toys and technologies, a new fence is a perfectly reasonable and highly impactful gift to add to the top of your Holiday Wish List. Indeed, September-March is the best time to build your new fence.
Overlooked, but probably not a surprise that conscious consumers make big purchases for their homes in the off season. The fact is that most homeowners are not concentrating on outdoor projects until the spring thaw.
Preparing your home and business for annual winter weather should be a priority. Before you head out into the wild winter wilderness, here's some insight into scheduling and installing a fence in early winter so that you can check those projects off your list, twice.
TIME & LABOR
Itâ€™s simple supply and demand. Homeowners who do their homework want the best service, and they want it at a reduced cost with little to no overtime. Being aware that in the off season; you are likely to pay less for your residential fence installation and get the most attention from your contractor.
Professional fence contractors tend to fill up very quickly with new and repeat Residential Commercial & Industrial customers during the spring and summer.
Peak season fence installations can have longer turnaround times. Other anticipated spring projects could end up on the back burner waiting for installation from a busy contractor.
Keep in mind that there are two winter situations where fence installation on is not recommended.
- Rainy days: Digging in the mud is never easy, and the holes tend to fill with water. Even if you do manage to get the fence up, chances are it will not be straight.
- Lots of snow: Snow causes issues with the string line as well as the barrier edges.
A huge perk of this strategy is that when you start your fence installation in the off-season months, you will get to work in close collaboration with your Professional Fence Specialist. If you have specialty materials or regulated job specifications, a fence company can help you line that up.
Off Season is perfect timing to replace a dilapidated or damaged fence. Maybe you are ready to replace an old fence on your property that is not up to code.
Alternatively, if you are tired of staining and maintaining an old wood fence, you may want to consider a low maintenance option like vinyl or Ornamental Aluminum.
These two options need very little attention after installation. Replacing your wood fence with these options will allow you to see firsthand how these weather resistant materials stand up to the colder months.
WILL END OF YEAR FENCE INSTALLATION BENEFIT NEXT YEAR'S HOUSE PROJECTS?
It is a good idea to consider pool installation in winter months as those prices are also generally lower. Having the pool and fence ready to go by the time the flowers start blooming will be worth its weight in winter weather. Be proactive and schedule your pool and fence jobs in unison.
If you are in contact with your pool company for a winter installation, a Professional Fence Specialist should be able to work with your preferred contractor. Both construction companies should work in sync to achieve your individual project goals.
A Professional Fence Company should even be able to provide temporary fencing for the duration of the construction process. They can help streamline your project for your future Residential Fence Installation.
RECALL THE MOST FAMOUS REASON OF ALL
Thereâ€™s nothing quite like that first enchanting blanket of snow, timeless holiday lighting and cool holiday decor Christmas draped across your fence. Your neighbors and family will be in awe at the sight of your very own winter wonderland. Moreover, while your neighbors are planning and constructing and spending, youâ€™ll be the one chilling.