Think it’s too early to start planning your spring porch or deck project? C&T Siding is here to tell you that it’s not! The following reasons are just a few to consider:
1. Approvals take less time.
Whether you have a homeowner’s association (HOA) that you have to gain approval from or you simply have to apply for the right permits, this process is likely to take less time than if you waited for the spring months. Typically, the warmer weather signals an uptick in outdoor projects so permitting agencies are likely to experience a backlog of applications for decks, porches, and other outdoor structures. The same circumstances are often at play when it comes to HOAs. Their meetings as the spring months approach are often filled with applications seeking approval for various outdoor projects. Beat the rush and get your applications in this winter.
2. Wood has time to cure.
Wood is still a common material to build decks, porches, and other outdoor structures. Protected with a good quality sealer, wood offers long-lasting beauty and durability for your family. Because wood is hygroscopic, it absorbs or releases moisture until it is at the same level as the air around it. In order for paint and sealer to adhere correctly to wood, it must be cured for a certain period of time. Ordering the materials for your porch or deck now will provide enough time for the wood to acclimate to the environment.
3. You’ll save time and money over the long run.
As spring approaches, building suppliers tend to increase their prices as the demand for materials starts to rise. This is especially true when it comes to synthetic materials such as those that are often used to build decks. Like other contractors, C&T Siding also sees an increase in its calendar schedule as the weather warms up. This could mean that your deck or porch won’t be ready for a spring party or holiday gathering as you’d hoped it would be. Instead of having your choice of days or weeks for the installation, you’ll have to take the first available appointment.
C&T Siding encourages you to use these long winters months to plan your spring deck or porch project. Give us a call to schedule a free estimate so we can be ready to start on it for you as soon as the weather breaks!