The winter season tends to keep us all indoors, dreaming of the time when we can once again spend time with family and friends outdoors, enjoying the warm, sunny weather. Don’t let the gloomy weather get you down. Instead use this time to start planning your ideal outdoor living space, through home additions or improvements.
Contrary to popular belief, construction projects such as deck building or the installation of porches are not restricted to the warmer seasons only. In fact, wintertime is a good time to undertake these projects, to have your freshly renovated space ready for the summer. Construction projects carried out during the winter do come with some challenges, but nothing that some planning, preparation, and experience can’t overcome.


It’s a good idea to use the wintertime to start planning your outdoor space remodeling project. Search for handy online tools that will not only help you choose your decking design, but also assist you with pricing estimates. For instance, the FiberOn Deck Design Tool will inspire you with various deck design possibilities. Online deck planners will assist you with creating an estimate, based on your preferred materials and deck design choices. These are some of the factors that form part of your deck planning:
Decking material of your choice, for instance hardwood, composite, PVC etc.

  • Preferred substructure material like wood or metalType of deck design
  • Finishing options like texture and colors
  • Preferred railings
  • Type of stairs required
  • Decking shape
  • Lifestyle choices

Any deck builder will tell you that when it comes to a deck installation or deck repair, it is always better to have it done by the professionals to ensure structural integrity and fine craftsmanship. Get in touch with local porch builders near me Chicago for a free on-site consultation and estimate. Professional decking companies will take your exact requirements into consideration, which will include important practical aspects like functionality, lifestyle options and available space.


As soon as you have finalized your deck building plan, it’s time to put it into action. Making use of the wintertime to build your deck has some advantages, despite the cold weather. One of the advantages is the age-old supply and demand principle. Deck contractors are in higher demand during the warmer spring and summer months, which can cause delays in project completion dates. Hiring your preferred deck builder during the winter season will allow the project to be completed within a shorter time frame and you’ll have the benefit of a lovely new space as soon as the weather turns for the better. Similarly, decking material tends to be more readily available during the traditionally slower winter months.

Having your deck building project completed during winter will ensure that you have the entire summer available for lots of outdoor entertainment and activities. Homeowners that opt to have their deck installed during spring or summer, will have their summer interrupted by the construction project.

Get in touch with the friendly and knowledgeable team at ACA Porch Builders & Deck Builders to design and build your dream deck. For homeowners with finalized deck design plans, contact us regarding project planning or other practical advice. Plan for winter deck building and make the most of your summertime.