Short answer: yes! Winter is an excellent time to install a new fence on your property, as long as you hire the right fence contractor. As long as the ground is not frozen, you don’t have to wait until winter is over to start working on your backyard property. The trick to a painless fence installation is using quality materials and an experienced fence installer. Let’s go over the process of installing a fence in the winter.
If you are going to install a new fence in the winter, you must do it before it snows. If the ground is already frozen, water or snowmelt will not be able to drain away from where you need to dig holes for the fence posts. This will make it more challenging to install the structure in winter conditions because they could shift during freezing months.
Landscaping is Easier
Many trees, bushes, and plants go dormant in the freezing temperatures in the winter. If you have a precisely designed landscape in your backyard, installing a fence in the winter might be a great time to do so. Since the vegetation is dormant, the plant life and your lawn are less likely to be damaged during fence construction. Not having to worry about hurting your plants can speed up the process.
How to Install a Fence in the Winter
The cold winter temperatures will ultimately determine the degree of difficulty for installing your fence. Fence posts must be installed to a specific depth to be stable, and if the ground is frozen, this requires special tools. Usually, a jackhammer is needed to get through frozen ground and create a big and deep enough hole for the fence posts. In addition, there is a risk of the concrete used to secure the posts freezing before the process can be completed. Your fence contractor can mix an additive into the concrete to prevent it from freezing. For these reasons, winter fence installation should be left to the professionals.
Can you install a fence in winter? Put simply, you can install fences anytime throughout the year. But installing a fence in winter can have many benefits. There is no reason to wait, from saving time and money to protecting your plants. Your home deserves a beautiful fence to accent it. If you are ready to install the fence of your dreams, Hercules GSA is here to help. Reach out to us today to get started!
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Whether you need a commercial or a high-security fence, Hercules Fence GSA can do the job for you. We have been providing professional, quality service since 1955 and work to uphold our reputation every day. We have locations across the Maryland and Washington Metropolitan area and are ready to cater to your fencing needs. Give us a call at (410)-799-1555 or contact us online. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest for more updates.