If you’re like a lot of folks in the Denver area, you want to snuggle by the fire in the wintertime, or visit a ski resort and hit the slopes. The last thing you’re thinking about is fence installation. What if we told you the colder months are the perfect time to think about getting a new fence installed?
There are a number of benefits to scheduling your fence installation during the winter, rather than waiting until springtime. Let’s take a look.
You Can Avoid the Competition
As soon as the sun begins to warm things up a bit in the springtime, homeowners hit the big box stores and hardware stores to get started on outdoor projects. They also start booking appointments with local contractors. If you’re doing it, so is everyone else.
Avoid that springtime competition by scheduling your installation in the winter months.
You Get Your Fence Installed Sooner
Let’s face it. Winter is a slower time for fence contractors and other contractors who work outdoors. You can use this fact to your advantage. Because it’s a slower time for us, you may be able to get an estimate scheduled and get your design approved by the HOA (if you have one) sooner than you would in the summer months.
In addition, it’s easier and faster for us to get any needed permits because the permit offices are not as busy. This means we get your job started sooner, and your installation completed in less time than it would take in the summer.
You Might Save Money
This is no guarantee, but sometimes fence companies have surplus fence materials at the end of the year, which means you may be able to save some money if you choose a certain type of fence. But whatever you do, don’t go for el cheapo fencing material to save a few bucks. Stick with quality products for a quality fence.
And stick with a reputable fence contractor. They may offer free upgrades or lower labor costs in the winter in order to keep business coming in, and to keep their best workers on the payroll.
Winter Fence Installation is Landscape Friendly
Because your grass, perennials, and some shrubs have gone dormant, there’s no worry that heavy machinery will kill grass. And you can trim or relocate shrubs to make way for your new fence. While we always take care to protect your landscaping, winter dormancy makes that easier.
Getting your fence installed in winter also gives you time to plan for new landscaping come springtime.
Fence Contractors Have the Tools and Know-How for Winter Installation
Yes, we know the ground freezes. We can work around that. We have specialized tools and the experience to get the job done right. By using a jack-hammer or auger and a special concrete additive, we can dig post holes deep enough and keep the concrete from freezing until the fence posts are set. Then we can install the rest of your fence.
However, if we get a huge amount of snow or it’s colder than 25 degrees on your scheduled installation date, we’ll need to reschedule. We also will not install your fence when the ground is saturated and muddy, because that’s not conducive to the fence posts setting properly.
You’re Ready for Private Outdoor Living Come Springtime
If you’re tired of nosy neighbors looking into your yard, a winter privacy fence installation makes even more sense. By getting it installed now, you have the privacy you want in the spring, summer, and fall months without waiting weeks for an installation appointment.
That gives you the time to make the most of the good weather for gardening, outdoor games, and even lounging poolside.
Schedule a Fence Installation Estimate
If you’re looking to get a fence installed, it pays to get several estimates from reputable fence contractors. The Denver Fence Company has years of experience installing all types of fencing for homeowners and commercial clients in the Denver metro area.
Fence options include:
- Cedar Fence
- Trex® Fencing
- Steel Ornamental Fencing
- Vinyl Fence
- Chain Link Fence
To schedule your FREE, onsite estimate, call (720) 418-8194 or complete the contact form and we’ll get back to you by the next business day. Our service area includes Denver, Arvada, Aurora, Centennial, Golden, Lakewood, the Front Range, and surrounding areas.