Thinking about a porch project? With spring just around the corner, we’re all daydreaming of warmer and brighter days ahead. Whether you want to renovate and expand the porch you already have or you don’t have a porch yet but really want one, now’s the time to start planning. From front porches and back porches to screened-in and glass panel porches, the possibilities are endless for your Boston home.
Here’s why pre-spring is the best time to build a porch or deck.
The best porch builders in Boston tend to book up quickly, especially when the weather starts hinting of a turnaround. If you think you can wait till spring arrives to get this project going, think again. It’s best to book your porch estimate now while builders are still relatively quiet. It doesn’t take long for their schedules to fill up, and you want to be right at the top. And if your project starts early, it will end early, which means you will have a full season to enjoy your brand new porch.
Building your porch, deck or sunroom before spring hits are often cheaper than if you were to wait for the end of March or April. Spring and summer are very busy times for porch builders. They are running from house to house giving estimates and making plans with homeowners. Then once the snow thaws, they’re breaking ground. Getting in now could mean you get a break on prices. If you wait, builders aren’t as eager to give you a deal.
Wouldn’t it be nice if your new porch was constructed at the start of spring so you could take advantage of a full season of relaxing and entertaining? The sooner you plan your project, the less likely you will have to contend with building delays due to weather. The earlier in the season you schedule your project, the shorter the wait time will be – especially if you want the porch to be ready to accommodate your graduation parties and other seasonal gatherings.
As the season is already progressing quickly, it’s important to have a plan in mind when you call your contractor. Take measurements of your existing deck to save time, if you’re looking to expand what you already have. Sketch out your ideas on paper and share these with your builder. Think about styles, colors and sizes so you can be ready to hit the ground running. Make sure your budget is tightened up and you know what you can afford so when the estimate comes back, you can make a quick decision.
Contact Our Porch Design Team
If you’re ready to begin the planning process for your new porch, get in touch with our Greater Boston contractors today at 877-345-BUILD. We have many decades of experience designing and building all manner of porches in the South End, Dorchester, Cambridge, Brookline, Brighton, Newton and the Boston Metro area. We would be happy to accommodate your ideas and make your dreams become a reality!
AD Construction is Boston’s Premier General Contractor since 1988