You may not be inspired to do outdoor projects in the middle of winter, but if you are thinking of building a custom deck or fence, winter is the ideal time to start. Even if you don’t begin construction work until the end of winter there is a lot to think about in the meantime.
First of all, why do you want to build a deck or fence? This will impact on the materials chosen as well as the design of any deck or fence.
Typical Reasons for Deck and Fence Projects
While the most obvious reason for building a deck is to add outdoor living space to your home or utilize steeply sloping ground, there are many different reasons for building fences. These range from increasing privacy or making you home more secure, to screening noise or utility areas. Defining your needs is something that can be done anywhere, even around a roaring log fire.
Then you can start the planning process.
Planning for Deck and Fence Projects
Before the building operation itself can begin, there is quite a lot of planning required. You’ll need to decide where the structure will be positioned, what materials you are going to use, and what it will look like. If you’re going to build your deck or fence yourself, you’ll need to quantify the materials, including concrete for footings, and all the necessary nuts and bolts. All this planning can also be done indoors.
You may also have to submit plans to your local authority, which can take a bit of time. By taking care of any legal requirements in winter, you’ll be ready to start the physical building process in late winter and early spring when the weather begins to improve.
Using an Atlanta Fence Company for Your Project
If you are going to contract the services of a professional Atlanta fence company like Natural Enclosures you will need to get a quotation or online estimate and find out when they can start your deck or fence project. One of the benefits of having an Atlanta fence company start your project in winter is that their work load is usually a lot less than in late spring and summer simply because most people aren’t thinking about life outdoors. This might have an impact on price as well.
If you would like a free quote or estimate contact Natural Enclosure now. We’ll be happy to help.