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Why You Should Build Your Deck in the Winter
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Hanging out in your outdoor spaces may not be top of mind during wintertime. After all, the season is often best spent cozying up indoors and snuggling by the fireplace. However, you might want to start your decking project this time of the year so that you can enjoy your new deck once the warmer season rolls in

Why You Should Build Your Deck in the Winter

If you have doubts about whether it’s a good idea to have your new deck built during winter, PJ Sullivan Exteriors — one of the area’s top decking and roofing replacement companies — offers a couple of good reasons why you should build your deck this season.

Winter Is the Best Time for a New Deck

Warmer seasons are usually a popular time for a variety of home improvement projects. That is why remodeling contractors often get inundated with projects during springtime. If you opt to start your decking project in winter, there is a good chance that you will be one of the few clients that they have at the moment. This means that your project will be getting their full attention. You might even be able to score a lower rate since business tends to be slower during this time of the year.

Apart from this, you might also find the cold season advantageous depending on the material you’re going to use on your deck. For example, natural wood can dry more quickly and evenly during the drier winter months without being exposed to the very hot sun. Of course, decks can withstand such elements, but the natural curing enabled by the winter months might be better for your newly built deck.

Other Things to Consider

Whether you are dealing with deck builders or siding contractors, starting your home improvement project in winter does have its benefits. It can even go without a hitch, especially if you take note of some other important details.

For instance, make sure to still prepare yourself for a few setbacks. Severe winter weather could still be possible, potentially delaying your project. In this case, you have to be flexible about some changes. Don’t worry too much because your project could still be completed by the time you’re ready to enjoy the warm outdoors.

Whether you are looking to install fiberglass shingles or build a new deck, PJ Sullivan Exteriors can guarantee top-notch workmanship. We are a trusted design/build firm, and we can help you with your project from start to finish. Call us at (201) 857-0600 (NJ) or (914) 768-3002 (NY). You can also fill out our contact form to request a consultation.

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