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Why You Shouldn’t Wait

During these winter months, you may find yourself daydreaming about warmer days—and dreading the short deadlines on all your summer projects. Spring is right around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to think about improving your outdoor living space.

Believe it or not, now is the time to start planning your new deck, whether you’re building it yourself, or scheduling your contractor for the job. Planning early gives you more time to find the funds to build, choose early delivery and build dates, and enjoy your newly-built deck before next winter.

Why Plan Your Deck in Winter?

You probably don’t have a deck build at the top of your to-do list right now, but that can change with some smart planning. Here are the top 3 reasons to plan now.

1. Get it on your schedule—or your contractor’s schedule—now to have your pick of project start dates. Winter tends to be a slower time of the year for contractors. Start planning your project during the winter when it will be easier to pin down their ideal start date and give JAY-K Lumber plenty of time to help you design your perfect deck and order your supplies. Any special orders take more time, so early planning is important!

2. Time to save money for your deck. When you start planning early, you will know the approximate cost you need to budget for your perfect deck. Early planning gives you time to save money to complete the project, or to secure financing if needed. This means dealing with any cost obstacles well before you’re ready to build. Many people also receive tax refunds during the last few months of winter, so you may even have a little influx of extra cash to put toward your deck.

3. Maximize your enjoyment time outside. The earlier construction starts, the more time you’ll have to enjoy your new outdoor space. And the more of your summer you can spend enjoying your free time. That’s a win-win!

Our experts can help you choose the right decking for your goals, plan, and budget.

Visit our Deck Design and Planning page for tips and a free checklist to help you speed up your project. Then stop in to the store to see our new indoor Trex Decking showroom for inspiration. Their new lineup includes 4 different pricing level products, and more color choices than you’ll find anywhere else in the area!

With your vision and our expert advice, you can start your deck project now.

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