When it’s cold outside, everyone wants to stay indoors and near the fireplace. When spring comes, we’d rather enjoy the warmer weather out on a brand-new deck. Most think early spring is the best time for a new deck project. V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, Inc., like most window companies, says late winter or early spring is the best start and here are the reasons why.
Get More Discounts
Building during the slow time in the winter saves you a lot of money on discounts. During the winter months, the demand for materials and labor is usually lower. You get discounts off premium products and labor which aren’t usually discounted.
Start Project Early
Contractors are less busy in cold weather. They would welcome deck installations and window replacement projects. Having a new deck built in winter means you don’t have to wait as long for contractors to schedule your project. You’ll be able to start using your new deck as soon as the weather gets warmer.
Keep Lumber from Warp or Split
Pressure-treated lumber used for decking has a moisture content of roughly 50 percent. In warmer and more humid weather, it’s more prone to warping or splitting. In winter, drying is more even due to less heat and humidity. It lowers the risk of lumber split or warp. Thus you end up with a high-quality deck that maintains an even appearance.
Protect Your Lawn and Landscape
Replacement windows and deck projects in spring can take a toll on your lawn and landscaping. The ground is wetter and the increased foot traffic can ruin your lawn’s appearance. Flowers, plants, and other springtime landscaping elements can get damaged. In winter, the frozen ground protects your lawn and landscape from such damage.At V. Nanfito Roofing and Siding, Inc., we offer custom deck design and installation even in winter. We create perfect decks for homes in Meriden and New Britain, CT. Give us a call at (203) 639-1634 for a free consultation.