Installing a Fence in the Cooler Weather

Posted on December 29th, 2016

Cold Weather Fence Installation

If you are in the market for a new fence, or looking to replace your old one, the installation process is something to consider.

While it is certainly easier to install a fence in the spring, there may be a number of reasons why you need to have a fence installed this winter. While it is harder to install a fence in the winter, especially in colder climates like Pittsburgh, it is not impossible.

Frozen ground can be very unforgiving for installing a fence, and it is important to see whether the ground is too difficult to penetrate. You can test it yourself by using a stake to see how deep it will go into the ground. That is a very telling way to see whether the ground will yield to being dug up for fence post installation.

If the ground is frozen, it is important to not attempt to install the fence yourself. Not only will it be extremely difficult, you can cause yourself harm as well as potentially being unable to finish the job. At best, you are at risk for improperly installing the fence, which can affect not only its appearance, but the overall lifespan.

If you need a fence installed during the winter season, contact the experts at Fence Maintenance Services. We have the tools and the equipment to not only ensure that the job is done, but that it is done properly. We will also advise you on the best time to install it, as the Pittsburgh winters can be brutal, and there are times when the weather will just not cooperate, rendering a good fence installation nearly impossible.

If you are looking to have a fence installed this winter, contact Fence Maintenance Services before the colder temperatures set in. Our professional team will be happy to discuss your fencing needs and come up with a solution that suits your needs as well as your budget. We happily serve customers throughout the Northern Pittsburgh!