The weather outside may be frightful, but winter is the perfect season for rebuilding your vacation home! You may think building in the winter is out of the question due to the harsh weather, but you may be surprised to hear that Wausau Homes can get the job done. Your local custom home builder can create a safe, efficient worksite throughout the winter, and you can take advantage of this convenient building schedule. Here are three reasons you should rebuild your vacation home this winter.

1. Panelized Construction Process

When building during any sort of inclement weather season, a home needs to be protected from the elements as soon as possible, so it’s understandable why most people would be hesitant about a winter build. Traditional stick-built homes take up to two months to frame. The framework can be exposed to harsh winter winds and snow during that time, which can create issues with the build process, overall quality, and delay the entire project. 

At Wausau Homes, we’re able to deliver a stronger, tighter, higher quality home all year long through our innovative panelized custom home building process. Utilizing our advanced computer technology, we are able to take your customized blueprints and build wall, floor, and roof trusses in a set of panels that form the framework for your new home. Because every panel is constructed within our indoor state-of-the-art facility, we can guarantee every piece is cut to the exact specification, perfectly level, and fits together with precision. Building the panelized framework offsite gives us greater control over the quality and timeline as opposed to a traditional stick-built home. 

Once your local Wausau Homes builder lays the foundation, the panelized framework is sent to the jobsite and assembled by a professional set crew and crane in one to five days. This ensures the home is up and under the roof faster, virtually eliminating exposure to the harsh outdoor elements. Your Wausau Homes builder will coordinate with local subcontractors to complete the remaining exterior and interior construction on the jobsite in as few as 120 days. Getting you access to your new vacation home by the start of summer.

Poor weather can happen at any time of year. Don’t let a sudden snowstorm cause your framework to get wet and warped. Enjoy peace of mind knowing your Wausau Home will be precision crafted with the highest quality materials, with no cost overruns or time delays, and will stand strong for decades to come.

2. Less Competition

Whether you are competitive or not, everyone wants to complete their home as soon as possible. Winter is an ideal time to rebuild your vacation home because there is far less competition during the cold season. What exactly are we competing for? We'll give you four categories: People. Products. Pricing. Permits.


With fewer homes being built during the wintertime, your local builder has more options when it comes to subcontractors. This means you should have access to a larger pool of skilled workers who are fully committed to delivering high-quality craftsmanship because there is less work available. With less competition, your local Wausau Homes builder is able to complete your home even faster. With the cream of the crop subcontractors available, your builder can choose the best fit for your job to deliver a customized, one-of-a-kind home that stands out from the rest.


When it comes to the products needed to rebuild your vacation home, availability is all about supply and demand. Instead of having lots of home builders looking for the same materials, rebuilding your vacation home during the winter season means there are fewer builders out there looking and you will have a greater opportunity to get the exact materials you are looking for. That beautiful tile backsplash you were hoping to include in your kitchen? There's a better chance of getting it when there isn't heavy demand from other builders.


Another advantage of rebuilding your vacation home during the winter also has to do with supply and demand. Not in every case, but because there is less demand for both people and products, there is a greater potential that there may be a reasonable impact in terms of pricing. Given the volatile market and the scarcity of materials in the construction industry worldwide, nothing is as predictable as it used to be. With many different variables that can have an impact on your rebuild, in the wintertime, you could experience a better outcome when it comes to pricing.


If you rebuild your vacation home during the winter months, there is a good chance it will be easier to secure building permits from local governments. Why? Fewer people are applying for their permits during the winter season. It helps to create a less congested environment, and you should have an easier time securing everything you need.

Would you rather rebuild your dream home in a chaotic environment where it feels like everyone is trying to get everything at the same time? Or would you rather rebuild when there's less demand and competition? We think winter is a great time to start rebuilding your vacation home.

3. Favorable Timeline

This one is simple: Rebuild your cabin when you are not using it so it will be available when you are ready to use it.

Your family can enjoy a nice, long winter break while every aspect of your vacation home is being rebuilt. Why wait until the summer when you want to take a vacation with your family? Don't wait to rebuild during peak season only to have to find other accommodations for your vacation. When you build your home during winter, that little piece of serenity is exactly what you can look forward to at move-in. What you may have thought to be impossible, Wausau Homes pulls off every single winter season. Bottom line: Rebuild when you have the time and have your vacation home ready for a full summer of fun!

And don't forget, a winter build makes the holidays the ideal time to make your announcement to friends and family.


Wintertime is a perfect time!

Your current vacation home has served your family well for many seasons. The location has likely created memories you want to hold on to forever, but the home itself is not meeting all of your needs. Imagine what it would be like to continue building those memories in a home that fits your family.

We specialize in providing beautiful living spaces so you can enjoy all of the comforts of home while on vacation. We have the experience to take on projects of any size. Whether you’ve been sitting on that empty lot for a while, or need us to demolish your old lake home and rebuild it from scratch - we can do it! From beautiful cabin-style log homes to luxury estate vacation homes, there is sure to be something that fits your lifestyle! 

Winter is the perfect time to rebuild your vacation home. You may have thought rebuilding in the winter was out of the question due to harsh weather, but now you know that your local Wausau Homes builder can get it done. And 200,000 plus homes later, we know how to deliver.

Contact your local Wausau Homes builder today to find out how you can be making memories in your new vacation home all summer long. 

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