Decks Overland Park
As 2009 draws to a close and the holidays are at hand, it’s also time to think about spring. In my backyard the iris’s had just started re-blooming and my neighbor’s Magnolia tree had flowers. It had been so warm that the plants thought it was spring and got me thinking of spring also. Even though you’ve just put away your outdoor furniture and put your Overland Park deck to sleep for the winter, it’s also time to start thinking about next year. Design time, preparation of blueprints, procurement of building permits, and homeowner’s association approval all must occur before construction can begin. Most reputable contractors schedule 1-3 months in advance.
The wise person plans ahead, and if you are in need of a new deck or screened room now is the time to plan your project so that it will be ready for warmer weather. Too often people go out on their decks in May and start planning their Memorial Day celebrations or the wedding of their children that is arriving soon and find that the repairs that they had made to their old wooden deck haven’t made it through the winter. In addition, there are new repairs to be made.
February and March also bring the home and garden shows to town and announcing the arrival of spring. Start now and beat the rush for your new deck and enjoy it the first of spring.