Why winter is the time to build your Columbus deck or porch

It will come as no surprise that winter is the “slow” season in the outdoor construction industry. Part of the reason is that many customers are focused on other activities, like the holiday season or shoveling the walk. But the other reason I frequently hear from people who are waiting to pull the trigger on building a deck is that they think of winter as a bad time to build.

Au contraire! Winter is the best time for you to start your Columbus deck project. First of all, it’s much easier to get an appointment to meet with Archadeck or another reputable builder. At the height of the spring/summer season, we often are booking two months or more in advance. When you make your first appointment in the winter, you get on the schedule much earlier. Second, winter projects are less disruptive to our client’s lives. You, your kids and your pets are likely in the yard less often this time of year and building crews won’t be a bother. Also, your grass is dormant and we will be less likely to disturb it too.

Just as builders tend to be less busy in the winter, building materials experience lower demand at this time of year. It’s often easier and faster to get custom orders in stock before the spring season gets into full swing. We regularly see price increases in the industry early each year too. When we are able to lock in orders before that happens, you reap the benefit of lower material costs.

You may know that regardless of the material you choose to top your deck, the underlying structure will be built out of pressure-treated pine. Pine is less temperamental during the winter. The moisture in the “green” wood won’t “give and take” as much as it will in the hot and humid spring and summer months. Take advantage of the superior environmental conditions by building when it’s cooler. Your deck will thank you!

Remember, our consultations are free and no obligation, so you have nothing to lose and lots to gain by calling now to inquire about your deck or other outdoor living project. See how we can make creating your dream backyard an enjoyable experience, start to finish. Call (740) 879 – 3730, email us at westcolumbus@archadeck.net or visit our website at columbus.archadeck.com. We look forward to connecting with you.

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