Advantages of Building a Deck in Winter: Why Winter is the Perfect Time to Start Your Deck Project

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 13, 2024 8:15:00 AM
Brett McCutcheon

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Building a deck in winter allows you to extend your outdoor living space and enjoy the beauty of nature all year round. Imagine sipping hot cocoa on your deck while watching the snowfall or hosting a cozy winter gathering with friends and family. By starting your deck project in winter, you'll have a new space to relax and entertain in the upcoming warmer months. The BECK SCRAIL® InvisiDeck® System can help create a deck that is strong and beautiful!

Take Advantage of Off-Season Pricing

One of the major advantages of building a deck in winter is the opportunity to take advantage of off-season pricing. Many contractors offer discounted rates during the winter months, as the demand for deck construction tends to be lower. By starting your project in winter, you can save money on labor and materials, allowing you to get more value for your investment.

In addition to lower costs, starting your deck project in winter also gives you more flexibility in scheduling. Since contractors are typically less busy during this time, you'll have a better chance of securing the services of your preferred contractor and having your project completed promptly.

Optimizing Curing Conditions for your Deck

During the winter months, the cold temperatures create ideal conditions for the curing of wood. As the wood dries and cures, it becomes stronger and more resistant to splitting and twisting.

In addition to the cold temperatures, the lower humidity levels during winter can also benefit the curing process. High humidity can cause wood to expand and contract, leading to warping and damage over time. By building your deck in the winter when the humidity levels are lower, your timber will not expand; it will stabilize. This will minimize the chances of warping and ensure that your deck maintains its structural integrity for years to come.

Minimizing Damage to your Landscaping

Building a deck can sometimes result in damage to your landscaping, especially if the construction process is not carefully planned and executed. However, by building your deck in the winter, you can minimize the chances of damaging your landscaping. During the winter months, many plants and trees are dormant or have shed their leaves, which means they are less susceptible to damage. This provides a safer environment for construction and reduces the risk of accidentally trampling or damaging your plants and grass.

In addition to the dormant vegetation, the frozen ground during winter provides a firm and stable surface for construction equipment and materials. This can help prevent soil compaction and minimize the disruption to your landscape. By building your deck in the winter, you can ensure that your landscaping remains intact and requires minimal restoration after the construction process.

Faster Completion Time

The cooler temperatures and lower humidity levels can expedite the drying and curing process of construction materials, such as concrete and paint. This means that your deck will be ready to use sooner, allowing you to enjoy it earlier than if you had started the project in spring or summer.

With the InvisiDeck® Hidden SCRAIL® System, decks can be installed faster with no visible or perceptible fasteners. While conventional blind fastening systems require you to drive in screw after screw in a time-consuming process, you can do this up to 5 times faster, and therefore more cost-effectively, with the InvisiDeck® SCRAIL® nail screw fasteners and the pneumatic InvisiDeck® tool. Watch the video below👇 to learn more.


Topics: Deck Fasteners, Deck, invisideck, Tools, wood, scrail, power tools, nail screws, decking, pneumatic system, diamond coated fasteners, decking system, nail system, nails, InvisiDeck system


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