It’s a well-known fact that traveling during off-peak times can save you a considerable amount of money and building a barn in the off-season is no different. This fact is often overlooked but it can have a dramatic impact on your construction timeline and your wallet.


If you are considering building a barn, here are a few reasons why you should get started now:

1. Faster Blueprint Process

Our turnaround time for your blueprints, typically required to begin your permitting process and to secure a barn builder for your project, is much shorter than our  competitors – giving you increased efficiency from the start of your project. During the offseason, it is even faster since less people are in this stage of their projects.


2. Better Builder Prices & Flexibility

Take advantage of the construction “off-season” by building in the first few months of the year. Professional barn builders often prefer to keep their crews working year round, and these Winter months are no exception. Oftentimes their schedules are open and there’s a good chance you’ll be able to save on build costs.

3. Pre-Finished Materials Can Weather Any Conditions

If you’re concerned about your barn materials surviving Winter, consider our Ranchwood products. We have a large selection of pre-finished and stained siding for your structure which saves cost on initial labor and means your construction project can keep moving according to schedule.


4. Permit Faster with Less Hassle

Another benefit to building early in the year is your building authority’s permitting process turn-around time. Typically, when there is higher demand, the waiting time increases. Any small hiccups can turn into huge delays. Use these first few months of the year to get the permitting process started, before the rush that comes with the spring.

5. Make the Most of Your Summer

Would you rather be using your barn in the spring, or wait until the end of summer? If you get started now, you could be finishing up by the time Summer is rolling around so you can truly enjoy your new barn. If you start during Spring, you may not be finishing until next Winter depending on builder availability and permitting.


6. Start the Building Process Today

Building during the Winter is more feasible than most people think and can greatly impact your project timeline. If you are on the fence about it, call us or your local permitting office to find out more about what you should consider when building during the Winter.

You may find that you could be enjoying your new barn much sooner than anticipated.