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Should I Build My Porch, Deck, or Patio in the Fall?

At Archadeck of Charlotte, we typically have a warm weather rush of building projects in the first half of the year. Everyone thinks about outdoor living when springtime begins, anticipating the many uses in the summer. If you are planning to build a new porch, deck, or patio next spring, we would like you to consider the benefits of building in the fall instead.

As summertime winds down, and the kids begin to get back to school, many of us find ourselves counting down the days to fall. Crisp, clear warm autumn days are some of the most optimal outdoor living opportunities we see each year in the Charlotte area. If you have an Archadeck screened porch, composite deck, or patio already, you know the value in fall outdoor living. If you are considering a new outdoor living space, we want you to consider the usability beyond spring and summer.

screened in porch on upper level of home
Charlotte screened porch

Building in the Fall Will Give You Use This Year and Early Next Year

Many Charlotteans know that outdoor living doesn’t necessarily end in the late fall in our area. If you have a project completed in early fall this year, you can likely steal hours outdoors in your new space in the late fall and even in the wintertime. For instance, if your new porch or covered patio includes an outdoor fireplace, you have a heat source for cool days that you might otherwise have to spend indoors.

covered patio with fireplace and TV
Cornelius covered patio with outdoor fireplace

What’s more, if your new outdoor space is complete late this year, you will be able to utilize it in the springtime, when you would have otherwise been just beginning to build! Building late in the year will have you prepared for use early next year.

Charlotte paver patio and pavilion
Charlotte paver patio with detached pavilion

Building Materials Will Increase in Price After the New Year

Another great reason to build your new deck or screened porch in the fall, is because it will allow you to lock in 2019 pricing for your project. If you build your new project early in the year, you will incur any price increases that have gone into effect right after the first of the year. Building in the fall or early winter this year will save money on your project.

deck with covered barbecue and outdoor furniture
Composite multi-level deck in Indian Land

Build Now, and Celebrate the Upcoming Holidays in Your New Space

Since we have mild weather, and can enjoy outdoor living into the fall and early winter season, you could be spending holidays using your new screened porch this year. Many of our screened porches include outdoor fireplaces, and can even accommodate additional heat sources for a cozy outdoor living space during Thanksgiving. If you add Eze-Breeze windows to your screened porch, you could even celebrate Christmas holiday festivities on your screened porch.

Looking for a porch builder near me? Call Archadeck of Charlotte for a custom porch design to fit your design tastes and lifestyle!

Eze-Breeze porch with built in fireplace
Cornelius Eze-Breeze screened porch

Why wait till next year to plan and build your new outdoor living space when you could be using your new porch, deck, or patio this year? If you are ready to discuss building your project before year’s end, Archadeck of Charlotte is here to help! Give us a call at (704) 850-6104 or email us.