Why Fall/Winter is the Best Time of the Year for a Covered Patio

by | Dec 6, 2020 | Fire Pit, Seating Wall, Stamped Concrete | 0 comments

Just because summer has come to an end does not mean you need to put off the outdoor construction projects you are wanting to do. Many people think that it is best to hire a covered patio contractor in the spring or summer months, but here are a few reasons why it’s actually better to start construction on your covered patio this fall and winter!

  • Construction isn’t as bothersome in the winter – If you build your covered patio in the fall or winter, you’re a lot less likely to have any outdoor events planned in your backyard, so you won’t have to cancel any get-togethers with friends and family. If you have children, they’re also going to be at school during the fall and winter during a majority of the hours that the construction workers are constructing your covered patio, so they won’t be home to be upset that they cannot go outside. In addition to that, children and pets are going to be a lot less interested in running outside to play in the colder months, so it will not be as difficult to keep them inside and safe from the construction.
  • Less damage to your yard – When it starts getting cold enough that the ground freezes over, that is the ideal time to have any outdoor construction done to your home. The freezing of the ground actually protects your grass and plants by providing a barrier between the fragile flora and the heavy machinery being used. And even if it isn’t completely protected and some things do get damaged, your plants and grass have all of spring to grow back and become healthy again, so your yard is ready to be seen by friends and family the next summer.
  • Save money on materials – Spring and summer are when everyone is trying to get a new patio, so material prices skyrocket to compensate for the higher demand. When you hire a contractor in the winter, though, prices are likely to be lower as they are often trying to get rid of leftover building materials from spring and summer.
  • Permits are easier to access – Permits and approvals are a big part of the construction world that many homeowners might not even think much about. Since most people hire contractors in the warmer months, the permit offices are often a lot busier trying to get so many permits handled and approved, but starting construction in the off months means the necessary permits can be filed and approved a lot faster and construction can start sooner.
  • Better timing – Building a covered patio is not a small expense, and then when you have to furnish and decorate your patio, it’s even more of an expense. Starting construction in the winter months can give you plenty of time to save back up and slowly buy furniture and decorations before you ever need to start hosting get-togethers and events on your new patio.

Covered patios can add a lot of value and beauty to your home, and now you can see that there is no better time than right now to start construction! If you have an idea for your covered patio project, or if you want us to help you figure out what would work best for you and your home, give us a call or fill out the form on our contact page today. Let H3 Outdoor Design show you why we are the best in the business.