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Is there any right time to put the fence up in the backyard considering you have saved enough $$$s? Looking at the winter season we have and snow in coming months, is this the right time or should i wait until spring?

P.S.: I am not gonna do it by myself. I am gonna hire some professional fence company.

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If someone else is doing it, the right time is to do it when you have the money. If you are doing it, the right time to do it is when it's not freezing outside. –  DA01 Dec 19 '11 at 16:35
    
I prefer summer. One or two posts and a beer. one or two more posts, another beer. Get the pattern here? –  shirlock homes Dec 19 '11 at 22:42
    
@shirlockhomes That method usually means you get about 10-12 posts in before you completely skip step 1. –  Tester101 Dec 20 '11 at 18:05
    
@Tester: you can't rush a good fence in the summer time –  shirlock homes Dec 21 '11 at 0:07

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Depends on where you live. The best results are when the ground is dry. Frozen ground, spring mud season etc are bad times as you cannot set the posts soundly and you may see some settling later on. Summer and early fall are great times to build a fence. See my earlier "beer" comment.

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Thank you. Great info. –  Asdfg Dec 20 '11 at 22:36
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Time for a break, it's beer-o'clock –  fungku May 15 '13 at 20:08

It will be easier (i.e. cheaper) when the ground is not frozen and it's not too muddy. Snow will also cause a little extra labor. The fence company will be busier in the Spring, so that might make it cheaper in the off season.

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