When to Install a Fence in Montana
Choosing the best time of year to install a fence can be tricky when you live in the Big Sky State. In Montana, your fence should be built to withstand the most rugged of weather. But just because it’s built for any conditions doesn’t mean it should be built in any conditions! Seasonal variability in precipitation and temperature impacts the fence-building process from start to finish, from the materials to the team installing your fence.
If you’re working with fence contractors like Montana Fence for your build, the weather isn’t the only factor to consider. You’ll also want to think about how seasonal demand can impact contractor availability. Because Montana’s late summer months are typically excellent fence-building conditions, that’s usually when folks prefer to have their professional installation completed.
To help you plan ahead and have your fencing project completed at the optimal time, we’ll walk you through the most important things to consider when planning for fence installs. We want you to feel confident in your decisions because we know any fencing project is an investment of both time and money!
When is the Best Time to Build a Fence?
When choosing the ideal timing to tackle your fence project, there are two things to consider: weather and seasonal demand.
Anyone who’s spent time in Montana during the winter months knows instinctively that winter weather conditions create challenges for outdoor projects. You don’t want to repaint your home during a blizzard, just like you wouldn’t want to stain a new wood fence. Plus, the frozen ground makes post-digging tough.
Now, that’s not to say it’s impossible—our seasoned, weather-hardy expert fencers can install certain types of fence posts with hydraulic post-pounders all winter long. The bottom line is that fence projects go most smoothly and quickly when the weather is cooperative.
With spring often bringing late snow, rain, and mud, that means June, July, and August are the ideal months for fencing projects.
That highly-desirable window also means July and August are when the majority of people choose to tackle their new fence installation. So seasonal demand is another consideration when choosing the best time to build a fence. During the busy summer season, Montana Fence and many other local fence builders are scheduled out months in advance. So, if you have a last-minute project, finding available fencing installers may be challenging. We recommend giving us a call or filling out a form for a free fencing estimate to see if we can fit your project in or make recommendations for a contractor that fits your timeline the best.
What to Consider When Planning for Fence Installs
- The urgency of your project – If your fencing project isn’t urgent—like adding on a decorative fence for aesthetics—then the best approach is to plan in advance to make sure your project is on a schedule that works for you.
- Getting a free fence estimate in advance – When you reach out to Montana Fence for a free fence estimate, you get a property visit, a project vision based on your preferred style and layout, and an accurate, custom quote. If you decide to go ahead with that quote, your 50% deposit secures all materials as well as a spot in our installation queue. We build our schedule based on deposit dates and work our way through that list as quickly as possible. It’s important to us that we are the best fit for your project in terms of project scale, timing, and type of fence, so getting a free fence estimate helps make sure everyone is on the same page and ready to go when the time comes.
So, when should you schedule your free fence estimate? Say you want to build a new fence next June. In that case, we recommend getting an estimate completed by early spring. This ensures you have your fence built on time. It also helps us obtain all the necessary materials for your build so the project can proceed quickly and without delays. All estimates are valid for 30 days before they have to either be signed on or updated, so there is plenty of time to consider your options!
Montana Fence: Your Local Fence Builders
We understand that a fence installation is a significant investment. We want to help you take full advantage of the opportunity to create a fence that you love, protects your home and property, and is built to last. If you’re ready to start planning your next fencing project, reach out to us today for a free fence estimate, or drop us a line here.