Installing a fence around your home helps meet the necessity for security and privacy. In addition, a fence can add curb appeal and beauty to your home. When you’ve decided to install one, the next question is when to do it.
Truthfully, any time of the year is suitable for fence installation provided the installation is performed by skilled professionals. However, erratic weather conditions are generally problematic because of the obvious distractions. Also, some times, installing a fence during winter may have its own problems due to freezing outdoors. Many fencing contractors may charge slightly higher labor fees for installations during erratic weather to cater for the inconvenience of working in those conditions. This doesn’t mean that every fence company will charge higher fees.
What you ought to know is that any unfavorable weather conditions can negatively affect the installation process, regardless of the season. For instance, if there are heavy rains or high humidity, it can be hard for the gravel to set in the holes where the fence posts are going to be placed. Similarly, too much heat can cause problems with concrete setting and can also lead to contraction or swelling of fencing materials. Ideal weather for fence installation is a warm day with no rain forecast for the next couple of days.
Most people elect to install their fence during spring or summer and it’s no wonder that this tends to be the busiest period for fence installations. This means that you’re more likely to be charged more by a contractor due to increased demand for fencing services. If you want cheaper labor costs, take advantage of the less busy seasons.
Note that proper installation is crucial as it can affect the durability of your fence, especially in case of a wooden fence. Getting the process right is more important than the time you choose to install your fence.