Does your business property need new fencing? Although common sense may tell you to wait until the weather warms up, you have much to gain by getting your fence installed during the winter months. In fact, if it’s carried out correctly, an off-season fence installation may prove to be the best option for your business. Here’s an overview of the benefits of installing a new fence during the chilly season.
Reasons to Install Your Fence in Winter
Don’t assume you have to wait until spring to get that new fence in place. From timeline to cost savings to quality, you may be surprised at the many potential advantages of getting your new fence installed during the winter season.
Reduced demand. Choosing to work with a fencing contractor in the off-season means they won’t have as many other clients vying for their services. The lower level of demand means you benefit from shorter waits on service and supplies. You’re also more likely to get the most in-demand workers who can give every detail of your job their utmost skill and attention.
Faster installation time. If your property has lots of greenery in the spring and summer months, the winter months allow fence installers more freedom of movement to work without the hindrance of excess foliage. You may also find that the workers aren’t slowed down by the effects of summer’s hot temperatures. The cooler days may allow them to work at peak energy to get the work finished faster.
Smoother bureaucratic processes. A side benefit of the reduced demand for outdoor contractors in winter is that you can often cut through local red tape faster. It’s an excellent time to do those safety checks for underground wires and get your permit applications approved with minimal backlog at your municipality.
Potential cost savings. As stated above, winter can be an excellent time to get an outdoor job done at an accelerated pace, which could potentially cut down on the labour hours you have to pay for. In addition, you may benefit from lower material costs during a period of the year when those products are in less demand.
Reduced landscape stress. If landscaping is a feature on your commercial property, your lawns, shrubbery, and other plant life will already be in a dormant state to survive the cold and harsh weather of the winter months. In this condition, plant life is better able to withstand the impacts and stresses associated with your fence installation.
Better oversight. Does your business do most of its work during the warmer seasons? If so, getting your fence installed in the winter months means you’ll have more time to engage with your fencing contractor and be better able to address questions and make decisions throughout the process.
Spring readiness. By getting your fence installed during the winter, you have the satisfaction of knowing your business is ready to hit the ground running when spring arrives. Save the warmer months for landscaping and other beautification projects — or simply to service your clientele without the disruption of work crews.
Are you considering installing a wooden fence? If so, a winter installation is even more beneficial. Installing during the cooler months gives the wood time to season in the fresh air without being exposed to the damaging effects of the summer’s heat and sun.
Winter Fence Installations Require a Professional Touch
Of course, with winter comes challenging conditions like muddy ground and frost. If you don’t have professional knowledge and suitable equipment, any outdoor work you undertake in freezing or wet conditions can be hazardous and end up costing you more than necessary. In short, winter isn’t the best time to undertake a DIY installation project.
However, by hiring a team of professional fence installers, you have the assurance that they know how to get the job done safely and correctly while taking the elements in stride. They can evaluate your site before starting the job to identify potential challenges and avoid unnecessary risks or expenses. They have the tools, skills and experience to be able to adapt to difficult conditions.
Chain Link Fencing Installation in Toronto and the Surrounding Area
You don’t have to let the off-season be downtime for your business. You can trust the experienced craftspeople at City Fence Inc. in Toronto to handle your fence installation to your satisfaction in any season of the year. We provide installation and repair services for all types of fences, including chain link and ornamental fencing and sound barrier walls. Contact us today to learn more about our services.