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snow treeIs It Possible to Have a New Fence Installed in the Winter?

The short answer is yes, you can absolutely install a fence in the winter. While the feasibility of this depends on various factors such as the type of materials used, the installation process, and your climate, with careful planning, you can have a fence installed even in cold weather.

Factors Affecting Winter Fence Installation

  • Availability and Price of Materials– Winter generally sees less demand for fencing, potentially leading to lower material costs.

Advantages of Winter Installation

  • Faster Start Date and Shorter Project Duration – Spring often sees a spike in demand for fencing services. Winter installations usually have shorter waiting lists, and project completions can be faster however, installations are weather dependent, which can make the timeframe seem longer.
  • Fewer Landscaping Worries – Most plants and trees are dormant during winter, making it easier to trim or relocate them without causing long-term damage. Many plants also die back in the winter months, they won’t be in the way of the installers while they are working.
  • Cold Weather Seclusion – Your backyard’s natural privacy barriers like trees and shrubs may thin out in winter. A new fence can protect your privacy during these months
  • No interference with Outdoor Activities – Installing a fence in the warmer months could restrict your outdoor activities, a problem you won’t face during the winter.

Why Consider Installing a Fence During Winter?

There are numerous reasons why winter fence installation may suit your needs better. For example, if your existing fence is damaged or you’ve recently moved, you might not want to wait until Spring. Additionally, a new fence can enhance the curb appeal of your home if you’re trying to sell it.

How are Fences Installed During Winter?

Winter installation demands professional handling due to the difficulties posed by frozen ground. Fence posts need to be installed to a certain depth for sturdiness, normally 36” at least in the Midwest.  Typically, the ground only freezes for the first 8”-10” and below that depth, the ground is not frozen making it easier to dig the holes the deeper you go.  In addition, an additive is added to the concrete used for securing the posts to prevent it from freezing until it hardens.  For these reasons, winter fence installation is a job for the professionals.

When Is Winter Installation Not Possible?

At times, after having the property located for underground utilities, it may snow covering up the marks, which does not make the installation impossible, but it will require the installation to be moved back due to the need to call for underground marking again.   The ground must also be as dry as possible, so snow and slush could make it difficult to install fencing.

Give Us a Call!

No matter what time of year it is, you can depend on the experts at Paramount Fence for professional fencing installations. We have over 100 years of combined experience in providing our customers with the highest quality fencing products. We are a locally owned and operated fence company in the Fox Valley area servicing Kane, DuPage, Kendall, Dekalb, McHenry and parts of Cook, Will, and Lake Counties. 

We strive to provide excellent customer service, which is why we have been members of the American Fence Association for almost 20 years and members of the local Chicagoland Chapter of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) for almost 20 years. In fact, we have one of the highest customer service ratings with the Better Business Bureau in the area. For more information, visit our website or speak with us at 630-239-2714.