Springtime is upon us, which means it is the perfect time to upgrade your deck! Whether you want to renovate your current deck or install a new custom deck, we have some helpful tips to liven up your space. With some small, simple measures, you can completely transform your deck to enjoy in the warm weather months.
Start with a Thorough Cleaning
The first step in preparing your deck for the spring is giving it a thorough cleaning. You can use a high-power leaf blower or broom to remove dirt and debris. Once you remove the loose dirt, you can use a power washer to get rid of mold or rotting wood. If you do not own a power washer, use a long-handled brush and cleaning solution to scrub it by hand. If there are any stains, work the brush over them a few times until they come up.
Stain For Protection
The next step in your deck maintenance routine should be staining your deck. Apply a protective stain or coating to prevent damage from harsh UV rays in the summer. Performing this step will also give your space a fresh look.
Give Your Decor A Little TLC
Your deck may be one of many things that need some care and attention. Don’t forget about your deck furniture and decor! Clean your furniture according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Even a gentle spray bottle of water and a soft sponge can be a great start, so you do not harm your furniture’s material. Air out your furniture, and prop up cushions so they can dry completely to prevent mold. If you have pavers or stones, take time to replace any broken ones.
Spice up your area with a few new pieces! Choose a fun color scheme that makes it feel like home. Decor, accent pillows, plants, and flowers are easy and cost-effective options for brightening up your deck!
Replace Your Deck If Damaged
If snow, hail, and wind have damaged your deck, it may be time for a new one. At JJ’s Custom Builders, we specialize in designing custom decks to fit your unique needs. The right deck can add beauty and functionality to any home. We build decks made to last for years and to enjoy with family and friends.
Improve Its Functionality
You can improve the overall functionality of your custom deck by adding lighting, shade, screened-in portions, or covered roofs. Consider adding solar lights for nighttime safety. If you like to enjoy the outdoors in the morning, umbrellas and pergolas can add an element of shade. Implementing screened-in portions or covered roofs can protect your deck and furniture from sunlight and the elements. Opting for a screened-in porch can also ward off bugs and provide more privacy from close neighbors. The main goal is to get the most out of your deck space to enjoy it!
Get Started in Preparing Your Deck for the Spring Today!
If you want to upgrade your deck for spring today, JJ’s Custom Builders can guide you through the process! We are passionate about custom decks and have years of experience building them in Lancaster, PA, and surrounding areas. We’re experts in all decking materials, including pressure-treated wood, Composite, and Azek decking. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 717-740-9570 or visit our website to view our Project Gallery of past projects!