When most people think about spending time on their decks, they tend to think about using them during the summer, but did you know that you can actually design your deck to be used year-round? In fact, there are a lot of design elements you can use to help make your deck comfortable year-round. At North American Deck & Patio, we’ve helped many Maryland homeowners design their decks to be used year-round, and wanted to talk about how you can do so.
A Heat Source is a Must
If you’re planning on using your deck during the fall or winter months, you’re going to need a heating source. There are a few different heating options you could incorporate into your home’s deck. Patio heaters, umbrella heaters, and fire pits are all good choices. Many people like to make the fire pit the focal point of their deck. You can also incorporate heaters in inconspicuous ways, so that people are getting the heat from them, but they’re not in people’s ways. You can learn more about how to heat your deck by speaking with a professional decking contracting company.
Walls Will Help Retain Heat
If you have electric heaters, you’ll probably be worried about running the heaters al lthe time, but with a proper design, you don’t have to! The placement of oyur heat sources should be taken into account when looking to place walls strategically, so that they retain the maximum amount of heat possible. There are lots of different wall designs that you can use, all of which will help to save you money, and keep you warm.
Adding a Roof to Your Deck Will Keep You and Your Guests Dry
This is a problem pretty much any time of year, but doesn’t need to be any longer. Have you ever been having fun out on the deck with your friends and family, only to have the evening ruined by some rain? By adding a roof to your deck, you can party on, and can stay dry through rain or snow, year-round.
Screens Can Help Keep Pests Away During the Summer
Winter isn’t the only season that you can specialize your deck for. We all love sitting out in the sun during the summer, but sometimes our peace and tranquility is interrupted by some unwanted pests. Bugs can be quite bothersome, but can be kept away by installing screens around your deck. There are even screens that can be installed during the summer, but then taken down during other months.
Have Your Deck Designed by a Professional Decking Contractor in Maryland
Thinking about adding a deck onto your home? Want to alter the design of an existing deck on your home? You should be able to enjoy your deck all year long, and now you can! At North American Deck & Patio, we’ve built thousands of decks over the years, and have the expertise necessary to give you the deck of your dreams! Request a free estimate from us today, or give us a call at (866-535-1961).