Putting up a new fence is one of those home improvement tasks that gets put off for far too long. It seems like every other project in the house takes precedence, but eventually, that new fence will need to go up. If it just so happens that you’re reading this in the middle of winter, don’t worry – depending on your situation, it might be a better time to start than you think.
This may seem like a crazy idea, but some of our customers swear that winter is the best time to start their fencing project. Here are some of the pros and cons of fencing in Calgary winter.
The Advantages of Installing a Fence in Winter
1. It’s Less Busy
Most of our fence installation projects here at TNA Concrete take place in the spring and summer. Everyone seems to have the same idea that winter is too cold and snowy for major outdoor home improvement projects. This can be a good thing if you’re looking to get your fence installed quickly – there will likely be less competition for contractors and materials.
Almost all types of building are at a standstill during the quiet months of late fall and winter. This often translates to quicker approvals and inspections from the city, since they have less on their plate. This also goes for material suppliers – you’ll likely have an easier time finding stock at this time of year when they aren’t as busy.
2. It Won’t Interfere With Your Summer Fun
If you’re like most people, the summer is when you want to spend time outdoors enjoying your backyard. Putting up a fence in the middle of summer can be a major inconvenience – it can get in the way of outdoor activities or possibly create a lot of extra noise and dust.
In contrast, winter is typically a time when people stay inside more. This means that you can put up your fence without worrying about it getting in the way of your summer plans.
3. You Can Still Enjoy High-Quality Materials
While it is true that some materials are only available in the summer, this is not always the case. Especially not with TNA Concrete where we manufacture and supply our own materials. With us, you can enjoy high-quality fence posts made from durable concrete, no matter what time of year it is. If you want to learn more about our projects and services, click here.
If you prefer your fence to be made of wood, you’ll be happy to know that it will also be less likely to rot or warp in the winter than they would be in the summer. This is because there’s no sunshine, heat, and humidity (the three things that cause wood to crack).
4. You Can Preserve Your Landscaping
Installing a fence in the summer can be a major ordeal for your landscaping. Not only will you have to worry about the dirt and dust that will be kicked up, but you’ll also have to contend with the fact that your grass will need time to recover.
If you install your fence in winter, you won’t have to deal with any of this. The plants in your yard will be dormant, so you won’t have to worry about damaging the delicate ecosystem in your yard.
The Disadvantages of Winter Fence Installation
Although there are plenty of pros to fencing in winter, there are still a few cons in doing it during one of Calgary‘s notorious winters.
1. It’s Colder and Darker
Balancing our pros and cons, it seems that the main disadvantage to fencing in winter is the colder and shorter days in Calgary.
They say that time flies when you’re having fun, and putting up a fence can be fun! The only problem with this is that there simply aren’t as many hours of sunlight to work with during the winter months.
2. Winter Is Filled With Holiday Festivities
For those who enjoy the winter holidays, the added stress of project building decisions might require additional effort and time. However, you don’t mind a little extra work, then go ahead and get started on your fencing project.
Now that we’ve weighed the pros and cons, it’s up to you to decide whether or not fencing in winter is the right decision for you. Just make sure that you hire professionals who know how to work in Calgary‘s winter conditions! This is where TNA Concrete comes in. Head over to our website for more information or send us a message to tell us more about your project.