Is it the right time to build that dream garage you’ve always wanted? Your new garage can add value and visual appeal to your home as well as creating or expanding usable storage and living space. Post-frame construction offers a durable, high-quality structure that is both cost-effective and able to be constructed within a relatively short period of time.
There are several decisions to be made when working with a custom builder of post frame garages. Scheduling the actual construction of the building is not the last of these factors. If you want to build a post-frame garage, when is the best time of year?
The weather where you live is nice, isn’t it? Seasons seem to be clearly defined to you? Your area’s temperatures fluctuate quite a bit (mostly from day to night), or do they remain relatively constant? How humid is it overall, warm and mild, or cool and damp? Construction processes, materials used, efficiency, and comfort can all be affected by all of these factors!
If you opt for a concrete garage floor, you should schedule the pour at a time when the climate will be ideal for the concrete to cure. The temperature of concrete is susceptible to extremes and fluctuations. A concrete slab that is too cold can freeze, causing cracks to form; a slab that is too warm can dry out too quickly, causing it to lose a great deal of strength.
Concrete would cure best with a three-day stretch at about 55 degrees and slight humidity, but any temperature between 50 and 70 degrees will do.
It usually takes between one week and ten days to construct a typical post-frame garage. Complexity increases construction time. A shed-style one-car garage can be built more quickly than a three-bay garage with a second floor living space.
It is possible for fog to delay these timeframes. When planning a construction project, common sense goes a long way when it comes to avoiding unpleasant or even damaging storms.
Despite geography and climate playing a large role in when you build your garage, most areas will find either early spring or early fall to be ideal times for construction. You should, however, consider that the construction itself represents only the last step in a longer process that also includes determining how much garage space you’ll need, planning your finance, and working with the contractor for a plan.
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