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4 Benefits of Installing Fences During Winter

fence in winter

If you’re thinking of having a fence installed, don’t wait until the spring to get to work. We can tell you from experience that starting now might just be the best option for you. Here are the four benefits of getting your fence installed during the winter months.

1. Cost Savings

Some of the best prices and deals of the year are available offseason. You can save money with wintertime fence installation by taking advantage of end-of-season savings on quality fence products. When you shop during the winter, you can stretch your budget and check out fencing options that might be more expensive during the spring and summer months. You will also have more time to work with installers and designers to figure out the best ways to save money on your project.

2. Faster Installation Time

Most homeowners think about their fencing needs once spring and summer come around. Get ahead of the crowd. Fence installers have more flexibility in their schedule for wintertime fence installation. For example, we can likely dedicate more time and  provide a larger crew for your project and get your fence installed faster.
archway in snow

If you have to make sure your project is up to code, the winter season is also a great time to check your local ordinance, zoning code, and homeowner’s association rules. Get all the bureaucracy squared away now as building permit staff are less likely to be busy during the winter.

3. No Landscaping Worries

Worried about your garden? Installing a fence during the winter might be the best option for you. During the winter, a lot of your landscape will go dormant which means your plants are less likely to be damaged. If your prized roses are exactly where you want your new fence to be, the rose bushes can be trimmed and relocated without harm.

In the event that you do want to re-landscape your backyard, installing your fence in the winter allows you to start planting right away come spring. You don’t have to worry about landscaping around a fence that hasn’t been installed yet.

4. Enjoy the Spring

Homeowners who get fence installation taken care of in the offseason are ahead of the game when the spring rush arrives. This is probably the biggest benefit! While your neighbors are busy scheduling their fence installation projects, you can spend time enjoying your finished fence. Why not welcome springtime in style by kicking up your feet and relaxing in your new backyard?

Don’t wait until spring to enhance your backyard. The best time of year to install a fence is the winter because you can save time, money, and enjoy the fruits of your investment as soon as the snow melts. If you want to get started on your project now, we work year-round at The Fence Authority to provide quality fence products and installation services.

While some fence companies seem to fly south once the snow starts to fall, our fencing contractors are available during the winter. We have the specialized equipment needed to accommodate the seasonal conditions for wintertime fence installation. Plus, we provide a wide selection of DIY fence products to help you install your fence any time of year!

If you’re interested in getting your fence project started, contact us today.

To order fence parts or schedule professional installation,
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  • Derek Mcdoogle says:

    In your article, you stated that if you have to make sure your project is up to code, the winter season is also a great time to check your local ordinance, zoning code, and homeowner’s association rules. My wife called me at work this morning because we had a lot of deer in our backyard and she didn’t know what to do. I wonder what type of fencing material would be best for keeping specific animals out of our yard.

  • Oscar O'Malley says:

    I like that you mentioned that some of the best prices will be available during the winter. My wife and I recently moved into a new home that doesn’t have a fence. For privacy and safety purposes, I want to have one installed. Doing it now during the winter time would be great, especially if costs are low and more businesses are available!

  • Todd Stauffer says:

    I like how you said that by hiring a fence company to install a fence for you in the winter, it means that you can enjoy it during the spring and summer. We just moved into a new house not long ago and we would love to have a little more privacy. Getting a fence installed seems like a great way to do that, especially if it means being able to not worry about the neighbors.

  • James Anderson says:

    It is surprising to know that fence contractors have more flexibility in their schedule for wintertime fence installation, which only means that the installation will be done at a much faster time. My wife and I are planning to have one installed in our home. Since we don’t want the project to take too long before it’s finished, we’ll start looking for a contractor now but have the actual installation scheduled in the winter.

  • Millie Hue says:

    I found it interesting when you said that installing a fence during the winter will reduce the risk of damages to our landscape since the plants and trees will be dormant. With that in mind, I will schedule the fence installation during the winter season instead of this summer. My husband and I have noticed that there are stray animals in our neighborhood, so we agreed that we’ll have a security fence installed around our house. And, since we have a landscape at risk of getting destroyed, it will be more convenient and safe to do it in winter. Thanks!

  • Lilia Robberts says:

    My fence is very old, and starting to fall apart. Thank you for sharing the advice about getting fence repair in the wintertime because it will be easier to schedule with contractors. Also it will be nice not to have a good fence once spring roles around. I will need to look more into getting a good fence contractor.

  • Ellie Davis says:

    I’ve never thought about getting my fence installed in the winter. But you make a good point that if you do this you are ahead of the game when spring arrives. This seems like it could be very beneficial and I think I am going to need to find a good fencing company in my area to come and install a fence for me.

  • allstonelandscapes says:

    thanks for sharing Benefits of Installing Fences During Winter..its very informative..keep sharing

  • Mark Murphy says:

    I never would’ve thought about the benefit of being able to confirm the boundaries of your house when you install a fence! My brother lives out in a very rural area, and he is concerned that he won’t be able to know exactly where his wife can plant her garden. I will be sure to remind him that a fence is a great way to know your property line!

  • Amy Winters says:

    Thanks for pointing out that if you have a fence installed during winter, the fence installers will likely have a larger crew available to dedicate to your project. My husband and I recently got a new puppy, and we’ve been thinking about having a fence installed so we can leave him outside unattended. I’ll definitely follow your advice and have it done during the winter to save time and money!

  • Dio Marsaille says:

    It was really nice how you pointed out that putting a fence, even in the areas where plants are, is good during the winter because plants are dormant and are less likely to be damaged. If that is the case, then Iw ill wait until winter to get the fence installed around the property. After all, there are some parts of the property with a marigold plant that might be hit during the fence installation.

  • Sam Li says:

    I love what you said about installing a fence in the winter in order to allow planting right away in the spring. I think that fences offer great protection and an overall sense of security. My wife and I are thinking about installing a fence on our property, so we’ll be sure to contact a reputable fencing company to get the job done right.

  • Mark Murphy says:

    I really appreciate your tip on how installing your fence during the winter will allow you to start planting in the spring. My wife really likes to garden, but she wants to get a fence to stop any of the neighborhood dogs from getting her plants. I will be sure to suggest to my wife that we install our fence in the winter!

  • Ellie Davis says:

    Thank you for pointing out that when you install your fence during the winter you can save money. This sounds great since I need to get a fence around my yard for my dog. I’ll have to do some research and find the best fencing contractor in my area.

  • Derek Dewitt says:

    My wife and I just got a dog so we need to get a fence installed in the backyard for him. I like your point about how a fencing contractor has a flexible schedule and a crew to help speed things up. I want to have the fence up in time for the holidays so we’ll start looking into this.

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