Winter can be a great time to build your deck, but that doesn’t mean the season doesn’t come with its limitations. The harsh temperatures and weather of winter can make building your deck a bit of a problem. As a professional Maryland deck contractor, we’ve built many decks in all seasons, including winter. We wanted to take a little time today to talk about building a Maryland deck in wintertime.

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Winter is ‘Slow Season’ for Deck Contractors

One good reason to build your deck during the winter is that the season tends to be a slower time of year for most Maryland deck contractors. Since this is the slower time of year, you’ll have your contractors complete attention, and you may even be able to negotiate a lower rate. This isn’t the only good reason to build your deck during the winter, but it may be the best reason.

Severe Weather Can Cause Problems

Living in Maryland, we all know how harsh our winters can get, but the weather can be more than just a nuisance when it comes to building your deck. Snow and ice storms can completely shut down work and can push your construction schedule back extensively. You should consult with your Maryland decking contractor to plan around the forecast.

Problems With Frozen Ground

Part of the deck building process requires digging into the ground below the frost line. The frost line for most of Maryland is around 30 inches, and while digging through 30 inches of frozen ground is very difficult, the ground rarely freezes that deep. Usually, the temperature fluctuates during the winter enough to allow the ground to stay warm above the frost line except for the very top layer, although during severe winters this may not be true.

Work With a Professional Maryland Deck Contractor

Here at North American Deck and Patio, we’ve been providing Maryland with our deck building services for years, and we’ve seen it all. Whether you want us to design and build your Maryland deck, or if you just have some questions, give us a call. Our team of deck building experts is standing by ready to help you in any way possible.

Why Choose North American Deck and Patio

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Our 30+ years of experience and accumulated knowledge sets us apart from our competitors. We have designed and worked on a variety of different landscaping projects each customized to fit the needs of the customer. Our expertise allows us to ensure that you get exactly what you want – and we’ll even back it up with a warranty.

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Anne Arundel County Deck and Patio: Annapolis (21401, 21403, 21409), Arnold (21012), Crofton (21114), Crownsville (21032), Gambrills (21054), Glen Burnie (21060, 21061), Hanover (21076), Jessup (20794), Pasadena (21122), Severn (21144), Severna Park (21146).

Baltimore County Deck and Patio: Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.

Calvert County Deck and Patio: Dunkirk (20754), Chesapeake Beach (20732), North Beach (20714), Prince Frederick (20678), Owings (20736), Solomons (20688).

Charles County Deck and Patio: La Plata (20646), Port Tobacco (20677), Rock Point (20682), Waldorf (20601, 20602, 20603)

Howard County Deck and Patio: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.

Montgomery County Deck and Patio: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.

Prince George's County Deck and Patio: Bowie (20715, 20716, 20720, 20721), Beltsville (20705), Adelphi (20783), College Park (20740,20742), Greenbelt (25689), Hyattsville (20781, 20782, 20783, 20784), Landover (20785), Laurel (20707, 20723), Springdale (20774), Upper Marlboro (20772, 20774), Woodlawn (21207).

St. Marys County Deck and Patio: Leonardtown (20650), Mechanicsville (20659), Lexington Park (20653), Piney Point (20674), Tall Timbers (20690)

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