Many people may think that because it is winter time, that building a fence for your property is out of the question. Well, not so fast- with proper tools and planning, building a fence during winter in Colorado can be a great idea. Although it may not be at the top of your list to cut into frozen ground in cold temperatures, there are actually many benefits to building a fence in winter. Historically, Colorado winters can last from October to April- although this year has proven to be warmer so far. This leaves a good portion of the year left to take advantage of building a beautiful, functional fence for your property.
Fencing in Colorado
When deciding whether or not you are going to build a fence during the winter months in Colorado, it’s important to take a few different factors into consideration. Since the ground is going to be harder than in the summer months, you’ll have to make sure you have the proper tools to dig into the ground. If you’re dead set on building your fence yourself, try a test area to see how deep you can get the stake in. If you’re having trouble getting the stake in deep enough, it’s probably best to hire a local Colorado fencing contractor. Contractors have specialized tools and the experience to get the job done correctly. With a jack-hammer and special concrete additive, they will be able to dig deep enough and keep the concrete from freezing before the fence is set. Do keep in mind that most contractors will not install a fence if it is less than 25 degrees outside. If your desired installation date is colder than 25 degrees, you’ll need to reschedule the work to ensure proper installation.
Winter Availability for Colorado Contractors
A huge benefit of building your fence in winter is that many Colorado fencing contractors have more open availability than they do in the summer months. Many contractors are usually looking for extra work to pay their bills during the winter, so you’re also likely to get a discount for doing the work during these months. Make sure you still choose a reliable fencing contractor and aren’t just looking for the best price. Even though it’s good to save money, it’s also important to choose a company that has experience installing fences the correct way. With the obstacles that arise with building during wintertime, it’s vital that the work is done professionally.
Less Damage to Plants and Yard
By building your fence in winter, as opposed to the traditional summertime months, you’ll ensure that you’re preventing further damage to your yard. A fence can keep pests and debris from entering your yard, so the sooner that is completed- the better. You’ll also find that when your plants aren’t in full bloom and your trees aren’t full of leaves, you’ll have an easier time navigating your yard and preventing damage to your plants. Even though contractors are careful with your yard and try to avoid property damage, sometime inadvertent damage can occur and this can be avoided when the plants are dormant during winter.
There are many things to consider when deciding to build a fence during the winter in Colorado, and many of the benefits outweigh the concerns. If you have any questions or would like a recommendation for a Colorado fencing contractor, give us a call at 303.351.5542 in Denver or 719.355.8393 in Colorado Springs. You can also check out the fencing materials that we sell and start planning your next fencing project!