As the chill in the air begins to settle, we’re diving into a game-changing strategy for contractors to conquer the cold months: prebuilding components. If you’re a deck contractor, this one’s especially for you, but the principles can apply across the construction spectrum.
Winter can be harsh on materials, with freezing temperatures rendering wood brittle and unforgiving. Job sites become icy landscapes, and outdoor work can be impossible. But what if I told you there’s a way to save money and keep your crew employed during these challenging months?
Enter the art of prebuilding components. Picture this: you purchase wood at this season’s prices, and instead of battling the winter cold, you mill standard-sized lengths, prebuild benches, landscape holders, rail components, and more in the comfort of your shop.
It’s a game-changer on multiple fronts. First, you’re capitalizing on lower wood prices. Second, you keep your crew productive and employed, avoiding layoffs during the slow season. And third, when spring arrives, you’re armed with a stockpile of prebuilt components ready for installation.
The benefits are clear: cost savings, continuous work for your team, and a head start on your projects when the thaw comes. So, consider the pre-building strategy this winter to keep your business thriving.
For a deeper dive into how you can transform your winter downtime into productive uptime, check out our latest article ” Maximizing Winter Downtime: A Contractors Blueprint for a Flourishing Business“