Are you considering installing a fence on your property? A fenced in yard can add value to your home in terms of curb appeal, security, and privacy. A fence can allow you to keep small children and pets safely in the yard. The question is not whether or not you need a fence, it’s when is the best time to install a fence.
Benefits of Installing a Fence in the Winter
The last season you may think would be appropriate for fence installation would probably be winter. However, winter has some major benefits. As long as the winter weather is relatively mild and you don’t live in an area where the ground stays frozen, it is perfectly fine to have a fence installed during the colder months.
One of the biggest benefits of winter for fence building is that fence contractors aren’t as busy. You’re more likely to get your project scheduled and completed in a shorter period of time than in other seasons.
Schedule a Spring Installation in Late Winter
If you’re thinking about getting a fence in the spring, it’s never too early to start the process. Start researching fence contractors during the winter so you’ll have plenty of time to get your project booked before the spring season gets too busy. Spring can be tricky because of the weather. Rain can delay your fence installation and set you back a few weeks or even months. This is another reason to schedule your spring fence project early.
Summer: The Busy Season for Fence Contractors
Summer is a popular time for installing fences. People want privacy for their backyard pools and barbecues. But if you wait until summer to schedule your fence installation, you may find that you won’t get to enjoy your fence the way you want. Many spring projects that get postponed due to weather will get pushed into the summer months, even when the calendar is already full. This can mean you won’t get your fence installed until fall.
The Fallback Season
Many people who don’t get their fence built in the spring or summer will end up waiting until fall. But it’s not too late to get your fence put in before the cold weather sets in. Fall can be a great time to get a fence installed because it is often dry and still warm in many areas. Having a fence can help with managing fall leaves in your yard. It can stop the wind from blowing your piles around and scattering leaves where you don’t want them.
The Best Time to Install a Fence According to Type
The best time to install a fence depends in part on the type of fencing material you choose.
- Vinyl. A vinyl fence can be installed any time of the year except during an extremely cold winter. Vinyl can become brittle in freezing temperatures and is susceptible to breaking. But it can be installed during a milder winter.
- Wood. Freezing temperatures don’t have much bearing on wood. In fact, a warmer wet season poses more of a problem because moisture can cause wood to warp. A dry fall is best for a wood fence because humidity is also lower than in summer.
- Metal. Metal is one of the sturdiest fence materials that is most unbothered by the weather. Install your aluminum, iron, or steel fence any time of the year.
- Chain link. A chain link fence is also highly durable and can be installed any season where the ground is not frozen.
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