The temperature is dropping, the rain and the cold has finally hit the Pacific Northwest. But that won’t stop us at Cascade Deck & Fence Company from helping you create your dream home. Many people think that the best time to build a deck is during in the springtime, but the truth is that the best time is in the winter. Our team at Cascade Deck & Fence have compiled a list of our top five reasons why now is the best time to start your deck project.
#1 Contractors Have More Time
It’s no secret that summer is a contractor’s busiest season, and often they have more work than time available. A winter project can also cause less lifestyle interruptions because homeowners typically spend less time outdoors and in the backyard during the colder months of the year.
#2 You Get More Enjoyment Out of the Season
If your deck is built in the winter time, it will be ready to use for the first nice spring day in the Pacific Northwest. While your neighbors are waiting weeks and weeks for their deck to be built, you can be out grilling on your barbecue relishing your finished project.
#3 Less Damage to Your Landscape
In the spring, everything is thawing and there is a lot of water on the ground, especially in the Pacific Northwest. Having work crews out on your yard for hours a day will leave a mark, and can cause damage to the landscape. In the winter, there is less moisture in the air and the ground is more stable due to the low and freezing temperatures. Cold weather makes it easier for the digging process, and can help with stabilizing your deck’s foundation.
#4 Lower Humidity Means Less Movement
The foundation of your structure will be constructed with pressure treated wood. Pressure treated wood has fifty percent moisture content on the outset of the build. During the summer, pressure treated wood is exposed to higher humidity concentration. Summertime heat can cause the wood to undergo expansion and contraction, which produces cracking, warping and other damages. Since winter has less humidity, the wood will stabilize itself and therefore dry more consistently and evenly.
#5 Potential Cost Saving on Materials
Since it is cold outside, there is a lower demand for decking material, and many suppliers will offer their contractors a price cut to get inventory moving. While we do caution that this is not always a guarantee, you can potentially save money by starting a deck project in winter.
Contact Tacoma’s Cascade Deck & Fence Company
While you may want to begin hibernation with this cold front approaching, our knowledgeable and highly trained experts are ready to get to work. Sit back, relax, and let us take care of the rest. If you have any deck projects on your to-do list, contact Tacoma’s own Cascade Deck & Fence at (253) 753-1137 to set up a free consultation. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions about building a deck in the winter.
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