Homeowners who are interested in putting up a fence will find it more beneficial to start the project in the fall. With the summer temperature slowly decreasing, the first benefit is being able to complete the work without being outside in the heat and humidity. You will get more work done during the best part of the day without having to wait until it cools off in the evenings.
Another advantage to a fall fence project is that it is much easier to get a permit. With the busiest time for home renovations being May through June, applying for a permit to build a fence in the fall will take much less time.
Fences can be costly. If you start pricing your fence around the first of August, you will have a good idea what the fence will cost you in the fall. If you can find enough stock to do your entire yard when you go to get your materials, you may receive a discount for helping the store clear out a portion of its inventory.
Waiting until spring to install a fence means constantly rushing to get it finished early before everyone wants to be outside. Doing all of the work in the fall, lets you finish your fall cleaning and eliminate the rush to get the job done before spring rolls around.
Fence contractors are busiest during the spring season. By installing a fence during the fall, your project will be completed faster as you will get a large crew for your project. If you wait until spring for fence installation, you will be on a waiting list, and your new fence will not be completed until summer.
Installing a fence during the fall when your landscape has become dormant will cause little damage to your plants or grass. They can be easily trimmed or replaced during their dormancy. Also, they won’t be much affected by the equipment and contractors working around or above them.
With the fence already set up, you will be able to sit back and relax at the first sign of spring. Whether you want a spring celebration in your yard or enjoy sitting by the pool, you won’t have to wait for it until the fence is complete.
As the summer heat settles down, it’s the right time to start planning and installing your new fence.