The Best Time of Year to Build a Deck

With the final weeks of summer upon us, you may be thinking of all those projects that were pushed farther and farther down the to-do list as the weather begged to be enjoyed. But don’t worry, there’s still time to get some of those big-ticket projects out of the way. In fact, it may just be the perfect time to do so. If adding that dream deck to your house has been occupying valuable headspace, read on to see why this fall is the best time to finally build the deck you’ve always wanted.


Although the DIY movement is in full swing this year, not all of us can be trusted with power tools. If this applies to you, then you’ll probably want to take a job of this stature to the professionals. Adding your new deck in the fall means you can avoid the scheduling chaos of the summer and spring months. Also meaning a shorter wait time for you. Not only that, but your new deck will breathe new life into the rest of your year, adding value to your home along the way.

Predictable Weather

One of the best things about fall is the short-lived predictability of the weather. Unexpected rain and other unsavory weather during spring and summer months can prolong construction and create unforeseen setbacks in the construction of your deck. Building in the fall can make it easier for construction to be done in a shorter amount of time by staying on schedule and avoiding building delays. Need some time to adjust to the crisp fall air? Add a fire feature to your deck and prolong that last bit of summer.

Favorable Conditions

Another added benefit of having your dream deck crafted in the autumn months is the condition of the ground during cooler months. With consistently lower temperatures, your yard is typically much drier meaning your terrain tends to be more resilient to the disruption of construction. With your plants most likely already being past peak bloom, your landscape will be less affected. This will make it easier for your yard to bounce back in the coming spring.

Potential for savings

With many companies already making a majority of their profits through the busy seasons, oftentimes they will offer promotional discounts for the “off-season”. If you’re choosing to build your own deck, you may still be able to find deals. Checking around to find the best deals on lumber at the end of the busy season is a sure way to save. If you’re unsure of a budget or price range for the project, consider a free consultation.

Why wait for spring when the perfect time to build your deck is now? With construction out of the way, all you have to do next summer is enjoy your new outdoor space. Get started planning your deck and beat the post hibernation rush. Need a little help bringing your dream deck to fruition? Talk to a professional.