Here in Minnesota, you might think the best (or only) time to build a deck is in the warmer months of Summer, but that’s not necessarily the case. When planning your deck project, there is much more to consider than temperature. Let’s take a look at a few factors to keep in mind when planning your new deck, and why Winter and early Spring can be ideal times to build.


Here at Outdoor Solutions, we are much busier in the Summer and Fall than the rest of the year. Because of this, we may be able to negotiate a lower rate if you build in the cooler months (like right now!). We offer discounts during Winter on re-decks and cedar decks to help us even out our business in the off-season.

Supply and Demand

Similarly, since fewer people are having decks built in the Winter and early Spring, Outdoor Solutions has more availability. You will have your pick of the best contractors available! Also, during the slow season yours will be one of few projects we are working on, so we will be able to give you more focused attention than in the busier months. This results in better quality of service for you.


Before any actual building takes place, Outdoor Solutions will draw up a plan for your deck. Then necessary building permits will need to be obtained before construction can begin. As you can imagine, all of this takes time. If you contact us about your deck project when things are quieter, you won’t have to worry as much about construction getting pushed back because of a backlog of work or setbacks in the process.

Enjoyment Factor

Having your deck built in the Summer means you’ll have less of the season to actually use it. Building in the Winter or early Spring instead allows you to enjoy your new deck as soon as the Summer sunshine hits. When everyone else has a yard full of the noise and mess of construction, you’ll be basking in the peace and beauty of your new deck.

The moral of the story is, you don’t have to wait to build during the busier months of Summer. Start now to save money and have more of the season to enjoy your deck. It’s not too late to begin – give Outdoor Solutions a call today to start planning your new deck! Get inspired from our deck gallery, here!