When building a deck or screen room in the winter, you must allow for a longer build time than in the summer. Because of the cold weather and harsh conditions, winter deck building normally takes twice as long. There are a variety of factors that can affect the winter deck building process. One of the biggest considerations is that the wood will often freeze. Boards will need to have the ice scraped off and be defrosted before use. When installing the roofing on a screen room, temperatures must be warm enough for builders to safely work on a slanted roof. This means no ice or snow on surfaces where they could slip and fall. Some shingles lose their warranty if installed in cold weather, so be sure to check your shingle warranty requirements before installing if that is a concern.
Additionally, you should have your contractor or builder return to the site in the spring or summer. Then they can do some touching up where boards may have loosened or not been fully defrosted when originally attached. This will lead to a better final product when building a deck or screen room and a happier you!