Here's Why You Should Get a New Deck Installed Before Winter

Adding a deck is one of the most popular ways to improve a home's exterior design. In fact, according to IBISWorld, the national deck and patio construction industry has grown at an average rate of 1.1% annually between 2017 and 2022. If your home doesn't have a deck and you'd like to hire deck builders to have one installed, before winter is the best time to do so. If you'd like to know why this is the case, read on to learn more.

It May Take Time to Get the Permits You Need

When adding a deck to your home, you need to obtain the necessary permits for building. This process can take time to do, depending on where you live and how your local government handles things. Adding a deck to your home before winter gives you ample time for all the back and forth that may ensue. This will help you get the project underway in good time so you can engage your chosen deck builders as soon as possible.

It's Best to Stain Your Deck in Cold Weather

Just before winter, there's typically less humidity in the air, and this is the ideal weather for staining your deck. That's because the wood on your deck will be less prone to absorbing humidity, which can cause your deck to crack and peel. It will also be more effective to stain your deck at lower temperatures since the stain won't evaporate before it can sink into the wood. This is something that's typical of summer and it could call for you to have the deck stained again sooner than should be necessary.

Your Deck May Cure Better and Faster

Last but not least, when you install your deck before the winter sets in, it will have ample time to cure and settle. When the season ends, you can go out and enjoy your new deck right away. The cooler temperatures at this time of year will allow your deck to dry evenly, and you won't have to deal with warped and twisted wood.

If you want to enjoy a beautiful new deck when the sun comes back, this is the right time to reach out to deck builders. Contact Safeguard Fence & Deck today to schedule a free estimate and get started on this exciting home update.

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