4 Reasons to Build your Farm Building this Winter


Have you been thinking about putting up a new farm building this year? While many people think about building in the spring, summer or fall, let me tell you why you should consider building your project this winter.

#1. Because it’s possible.

Thanks to southern Alberta’s climate and friendly chinooks, we can build post frame buildings all through the year. Compared to other parts of the country, southern Alberta has very little frost so we can set the posts the same way that we do in the warmer seasons. And at times, conditions can actually be ideal for building.

#2. You’ll get a better deal.

That’s right. The fact is that most construction companies are busiest from spring to fall. So if you want to save a little, book your farm building in the winter.

Crew putting up a post frame building in winter.

Crew putting up a post frame building in winter.

#3. To shelter your valuable livestock and farm equipment from the elements.

Why wait for next year? Research shows that livestock and equipment will perform better and retain value when stored indoors (or given the option to take a break from the cold and wind if you have cattle or horses).

#4. You’re flexible.

Of course, Mother Nature still rules the building schedule. Our crews are human and can’t function if a blizzard or extreme chill sets in. But compared to other building types, post frame buildings still go up pretty fast. Be prepared for a slightly longer build schedule.

Post Frame building constructed in winter.

Post Frame building constructed in winter.

If you decide to build over the winter, leave the snow on your site until a couple of days before the crew is scheduled to arrive. Snow cover will help insulate the ground from potential frost.

Get in touch with us for more tips on building in the winter and find out when we’ll be building in your area.

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