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3 Benefits of a Winter Deck Project

Posted on November 9, 2018

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If you are considering adding a deck to your home, you may want to consider starting the project this winter. It may seem counterintuitive to you to start an exterior home project in the colder months, but there are actually quite a few benefits to doing so. Just because it's winter, it doesn't mean that your backyard has to be closed for business! Especially living in San Antonio, where the weather remains fairly warm throughout the season, there really is no reason you should avoid starting your deck construction in the winter season.

There are many advantages to starting an outdoor construction project for your home this winter. Specifically, there are three key advantages you should take into consideration when making your decision on whether or not to start your deck addition project this season.

The Weather is More Ideal 

Although it might seem like the opposite, many contractors actually prefer to start an exterior construction project - like adding a deck - during the colder months. Frozen ground will not deter their efforts. In fact, working with a harder ground is better for the construction project as a whole. A stiffer ground will lead to your deck having a stronger foundation. Additionally, it makes it easier for the construction of your deck's support beams. There is less of a chance of these beams shifting around if the ground is harder. 

Some of the worst conditions for deck construction are actually when the weather is wet and humid. Starting a deck project in the relative dryness of the winter months will ensure that the ground is not soft and muddy, and therefore, more susceptible to moving and shifting. Colder months will also save your lawn as a whole. Soft ground will often become damaged during the construction process, simply due to the pressure of the equipment and the constant back and forth treading of the installation professionals.  

Greater Project Flexibility

Since many people do not think that an outdoor project can be done in the winter, there isn't nearly as many pressures on the contractor's time. More open availability means that you can get your deck project done faster, and typically within the time period that you choose. During the warmer months, when the contractor has more homeowners wanting to do external construction projects, it can be hard to juggle their schedule, and sometimes you may have a wait a few weeks - or even months - to start your project. In the slower, winter months, this isn't really a problem. 

It'll Be Ready to Enjoy Immediately

Once your deck is finished being built, it can be used immediately. This can be a great advantage to your home around the holidays, as it adds more living space and can be used to increase your home's entertaining capacity. This also means that you will be ready to use your deck as soon as the warmer weather comes along. No waiting for something to be finished - if you build your deck this winter, you will be able to enjoy it all summer long, making you ahead of the game. 

Ready to Go

Installing a deck in winter is a great choice for any homeowner looking to gain the benefits of the project, while also saving some money and time overall. Knowing that your backyard will be prepared to be used immediately upon the start of summer will be able to give you peace of mind - and let you already begin planning your summer soirees!

If you are ready to get started, feel free to contact us by filling out our easy online form or by calling us at (210) 496-3325. We look forward to hearing from you!

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