Spring is right around the corner. Everyone is looking forward to going out and enjoying the nicer weather. But what are some ways that you can turn your deck into a backyard sanctuary?
Put a roof on it
There are many types of roofs that you can put over your deck to keep it shaded and also protect it from the sun’s harmful rays. The two most common roof types for a covered porch or deck are gable roofs and shed roofs. Which roof you choose to place over your deck will depend on the style of your home and your preference.
Screen it in
If you like fresh air but cannot stand the bugs, then you may want to screen in your covered porch or deck. Screening in your porch will allow you to enjoy the fresh air and breeze but keep out all those small and pesky bugs. Furthermore, screens can also keep out some of the sun’s UV rays.
Repair it, stain it, and seal it
Whether you decide to cover your deck or not, it is definitely important to ensure that your deck is safe and protected. Check your deck for weak spots that may indicate rot or loose boards. Also, make sure that your deck has been stained recently. Regularly staining and sealing your deck protects it from the sun’s rays and excessive rain.
Early spring is a good time to inspect your deck and to also assess your needs for the upcoming summer season. Your needs may vary depending on how much shade your deck gets and how much moisture it entraps. Please, contact us today and we will be happy to give you a quote for your next deck or porch project.