Now that summer has ended and it’s starting to cool down, many people believe that the deck building season is over. The days are shortening, so it’s time to focus on your home’s interior, right?
Not necessarily. It turns out that the best time to build a deck is in the Fall. Here are a few reasons why that’s the case:
Better Deck Building Options
Construction crews are scheduled out weeks (and sometimes months) in advance in the Spring and Summer. It seems to just be the time that homeowners get around to starting new projects. Once Autumn hits, though, the demand for these services starts to decrease slightly. Because of this, there are better options available. There are often specials offered only in the Fall!
Less Landscape Damage
As you know, Spring and Summer weather is hard to predict. April showers bring May flowers, right? It’s hard to predict the weather when one day it can be sunny (and over 100 degrees) and the next it can be pouring rain. Sometimes a day will start out sunny and end with a storm. In the Fall, on the other hand, the terrain is dry and the days are much easier to predict. On top of that, constructing a deck in the summer cal ruin the plants you’ve worked hard on growing. In Autumn, they’re past their peak.
Faster Build Times
Going off the idea of Fall weather being easier to predict, Fall weather allows for less unexpected delays. In the Fall, it’s unlikely that you will have to deal with a surprise thunderstorm, which means more time being put into your deck and less time watching an unfinished deck soak. Also, since Fall is generally cooler, the crew working on your deck will be much less tired and much more comfortable. This can even lead to less mistakes.
More Time Enjoying Your Deck in the Summer
The best time to have a deck is in the Spring and Summer, so you don’t want to wait until then to start building it! If you do that, then you can lose the majority of the time you could’ve spent enjoying your deck outside. By building a deck this Fall, you will be able to enjoy your new deck all of Spring and Summer.
Already Have a Deck?
Perfect! Autumn is a great time for some maintenance. Now that you’ve enjoyed all the summer parties you could handle, you can no work on making sure your deck is ready for the extra moisture that comes from Winter. Just give the professionals at DeckMaster a call, and we’ll help you build your custom deck, or prepare the beautiful deck you have for the upcoming cold weather.