What time of year do you stop building in the Carolinas?

North and South Carolina are very transient markets, meaning we have a huge influx of people that move here from the North and Midwest. This leads many people to ask the question, “when is the best time of year to build”? or when do you stop building due to the cold weather in the Carolinas?

The quick answer is we build all year around. That is not to say that there aren’t days or perhaps up to several days that it is just too cold for things like concrete, paint and stain, and sometimes even for the carpenters to build.

The most common affected trades are the masonry crews and paint/stain crews as the products often require temperatures to be above 50 degrees to be effective. The good news is that our coldest month seems to be January and even then we average 50 degrees for the month.

Common sense is a best practice for considering when and when not to build. Most screen porches and decks get built each and every day of the year unless we have percipitation. There may be breaks in the work due to weather but for the most part, time of year should not be a factor if you are concerned about getting your project done. The advantage of building during January and February is that often that is your lowest cost basis since lumber prices tend to be lower in these months! To have your questions answered by the pros, go to http://www.charlotte.archadeck.com

Archadeck of Charlotte designed and built this brick screen porch with EZE Breeze windows

Archadeck of Charlotte designed and built this brick screen porch with Eze Breeze windows

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