If you’ve started getting the exterior of your house ready for the spring, then you’ve probably thought of your deck. It’s an exciting time when the weather finally warms up, and you can take back your outdoor space for relaxing and entertaining. But there are a few things you can do now to make sure that your deck will be ready for the next cookout.
Never Too Late to Winterize
Chances are, you’re still experiencing cold weather in your area. If you haven’t had the chance to winterize your deck before the snow, then you can still prepare it for the last bits of winter. Start by cleaning it and inspecting it for signs of rot. You can call a professional to replace damaged or rotten boards and apply a protective coating to help the wood withstand the elements until spring.
A Good Time For Additions
While inspecting your deck, if you found the need for major repairs, then late-winter early-spring is an unexpectedly perfect time. Many people think that the cold ground would make it costly and difficult to repair or add on to their deck. But the benefit of lower humidity in winter is enough to counteract the difficulties of dealing with colder, harder ground. Most contractors are willing to take on the extra challenge because this season is the slowest time for their business. In many cases, they might even be open to negotiating discounts.
Updating Your Design
Once you have taken care of any maintenance concerns, you’re now ready to embrace the upcoming spring with a fresh new look for your outdoor space. Maybe it’s time to get new furniture, or you can shop for outdoor lighting and weatherproof decor. You might even want to invest in a major change, like screening in your deck and adding fans so that your family can enjoy it into the summer months.
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