Sprucing Up Your Deck for Summer: Tips to Keep in Mind

The deck is one of the best places to spend quality time this summer. Whether it is used for relaxing with your family or entertaining guests during outdoor get-togethers, you’d want this part of your home to be as appealing and functional as possible. If it’s been a long time since it was last used, there’s no doubt your deck needs an updated look. Here are some tips on sprucing up your deck.

Deck with furniture setup

Prepare Your Deck

The first thing you should do is to prepare your deck for the summer. Make sure it is structurally sound by checking for any cracks on the decking boards or rot on the joists, beams and frames. Implement repairs as soon as possible. Once done, you can start cleaning your deck. After sweeping away the debris, you can use a pressure washer to dislodge hard-to-remove dirt from surfaces. Alternatively, you can wash your deck manually using a brush and a soap-water mixture.

Re-Paint or Apply Seal

If your deck looks old, weathered and a few years away from the end of its lifespan, applying high-quality paint is the way to go. Staining, meanwhile, allows you to highlight the color, grain and texture of your deck while protecting it from the elements. Both options can increase the serviceable life of your deck, but your choice is up to your preference and your home’s aesthetic requirements. 

Decorate Your Deck

The right decorative elements can boost the appearance and functionality of your deck. For instance, if you’re going to have guests over for a summer cookout, be sure they have a place to sit and relax. Choose the best furniture pieces, and add some pillows and carpets to complete your desired look. Outdoor summer activities can extend into the night, which is why you should equip your deck with beautiful lighting that will enhance the vibe.

In addition to roof repair and replacement, Pressure Point Roofing, Inc. also specializes in outdoor living spaces. We have a team of talented craftsmen who will listen to your needs and come up with the right solution. Learn more about us by calling (541) 772-1945 or filling out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We serve Oregon homeowners, including those living in and around Medford.

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