One of the most common questions we’re asked is: Can you do a sundeck renovation in the rain? The answer is yes – we’re proud to offer vinyl decking and composite deck renovations all year long.

With the right tools and training, deck renovations are possible in almost any weather. We anticipate for poor weather conditions and plan accordingly to keep your project on track. This is especially important for homeowners in the Greater Vancouver area, where it rains more often than not!

There are some secret upsides to hiring a deck contractor in the less busy, rainy seasons. Read on to find out why doing your sundeck renovation in the rain can be advantageous!

The Advantages to doing your Sundeck Renovation in the Rain

The best installers: In the peak season, we hire more contractors to keep up with demand. When work slows down in the winter, we keep our loyal and most experienced crews on staff. These are the team leads and managers that hire and train teams to help them in the spring. Any deck construction done in our off season is handled with our best.

Speedy timelines: Just like you take holidays in the warmer months, so do our contractors and manufacturers. In the winter months, there is a less likelihood of your project hitting a delay caused by waiting on someone. With fewer homeowners renovating in the winter, we’re more likely to start your project right away, and complete it sooner.

Manufacture Closures: Manufactures have delays in the summer due to their employees vacationing. In the winter, they have faster turnaround times with manufacturing and distribution. Our very popular custom aluminum railings can take over a month to make in the peak season. During the winter, we can cut this time in half. We make our custom railings in as quick as two weeks’ time during the off-season.

Competitive Pricing: Like booking flights, deck construction is service that offers seasonal pricing. In the peak season for home renovations, we’re booked months in advance. As a result of this, we have little to no wiggle room on the pricing of our services. While we work hard to provide competitive pricing all year long, we are able to give price breaks in the winter. This gives you the best pricing possible, and helps keep our workload full in the winter. If you’re trying to save money, booking your deck constriction in the winter can be a great way to save money. So take advantage of pro’s slow season. When the number of people calling declines, so can the price.

Do all deck contractors renovate in the rain?

Some deck contractors won’t work in the rain. It adds time to the setup, cost for materials, and requires attentive personnel to set-up tarps on site. However, if you make a few calls you’re bound to find someone who will be willing to go that extra mile. Make sure you read The 4 Most Important Steps to Hiring a Reputable Deck Builder when you’re choosing your deck contractor.

Want your new deck ready by spring?

As an expert deck contractor and the #1 installer of Duradek vinyl decking in the Lower Mainland, Citywide Sundecks & Railings is in the business of waterproofing — rain or shine. Having been in the coastal BC decking industry for the better part of a decade, we work magic when it comes to working in the rain.

Call us today for a free consultation. We’d be glad to offer you a free quote and bring you some samples of our products for your sundeck renovation!

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