Building a new deck for your home is a great investment. Not only does it provide a place to relax, entertain, and grill out during the warmer months, but it can also raise the overall value of your home. That means you can improve your quality of life and the value of your home at the same time.
In fact, RealEstate.com reports that spending as little as 5% of your home’s value on landscaping can net a return on investment of up to 150%, making it one of the most profitable investments you can make in your home. Or, in plain English, building a new fence or deck can get you nearly double the price of the fencing or deck materials.
But when is the best time of year to start building a new fence or deck? The answer isn’t spring or summer, surprisingly. The best time of year is actually in the fall, and here’s why:
Deck or fence construction can be a competitive thing if you don’t do it yourself, and finding the best contractors in your area can be tough. A fence contractor will be busy nearly all summer or spring long, with people clamoring for their services. Not many chose to take advantage of a fall start date.
Most construction crews are available year-round, even though demand for their services fades during the colder months. During this time period, some laborers will even offer off-season pricing, which is then passed on to the consumer. This can save you money on building a new deck or fence, allowing you to invest in better materials or simply save money.
Building a new deck in the summer means that you can’t actually use it too much before it’s covered in snow and unable to be touched for a few months. But constructing a new deck in fall or early winter means that you get access to it once spring and summer hits, giving you all the time you want to use it.
Building a new deck is a great investment in a home, but if you’re going to build it you should consider building it in the fall. Not only can you save money in the process, but you also ensure that it’s ready for use on the first day of spring.