As the DIY home renovation market tops around $300 billion, you’re not alone if you’re thinking about custom renovations to your home. Portland doesn’t see the kinds of harsh winters and freezes that cause home renovations to take a season off in other areas. You could be working on your custom deck right now.
Even if you already have a deck, it might not suit what you and your family need. Whether you’re planning on building a custom deck alone, with friends, or hiring the pros, it’s a fairly straightforward job if you’ve got a level foundation. There are plenty of online tutorials that can guide you through the process.
With all of the information at your fingertips, there’s no good reason to wait until summer to build your custom deck. Here are 5 reasons you should start today.
1. Get On The Calendar
The professionals are booking up for the busy summer season, and your friends and family might be planning their vacations now. If you want to host them or have a big 4th of July party, you should get your deck together now so that you’re not hosting at a construction site. For the ideal summer barbecue or get together, get your custom deck out of the way so you can get to the fun part.
2. Summer Heat
Have you ever spent a day out in the sun mowing the lawn, painting a fence, or moving furniture? It’s brutal.
Working in the heat of summer is humid, uncomfortable, and can cause you to get exhausted easily. While you might think you can work in any weather, it’s best to do strenuous labor during weather that keeps your body cool. You’ll be more relaxed and be able to work longer.
3. Stock Can Be More Limited
If you decide to build your deck when everyone else is building your deck, good luck. If you’re expecting to get the best pick of lumber, fixtures, paint supplies, finishes, and trim, think again.
The lumberyard is buzzing during the late spring and summer as people have more time to work outside. That means long lines, less selection, and more waiting for the things you want to arrive.
4. Make Mistakes Without Anyone Noticing
An early start is the best way to get away with making mistakes. You could cut a step a little too short or mess up the railing and still have time to cut another. Give yourself time to make mistakes and you’ll be less pressured.
You’ll be surprised at how few mistakes you make when you don’t feel rushed.
5. Everything Takes Longer Than Planned
Speaking of rushing, you might think you can estimate a job and come up short. If you plan on getting it done in a week, you won’t leave room for anything else to get in your way.
Give yourself enough time for everything to settle and all of your treatments to dry before you start having people over.
Guests Will Love Your Custom Deck
Finishing your deck early gives you the time to decorate it perfectly. People will be saying “you built this?” with such frequency, you might even start to take it personally. With enough time, you can make sure everything is perfect.
If you’d like to work with the pros to build your perfect deck, contact us today!