3 Ways to Spruce up Your Deck for Summer

Nothing beats enjoying the pleasures of summer while on your deck. Whatever activity you have in mind, be it an afternoon cookout with your immediate and extended families or a movie night with your friends, you’ll want to make sure it is ready for the season. Here are five ways to spruce up your deck this summer. 

1. Give it a thorough clean. The past few months may have been particularly harsh for your deck. If so, you must give it the care and attention it deserves. Clean the deck with soapy water, then rinse with either a garden hose or a pressure washer. Once dry, check for any signs of disrepair, like exposed nails or loose boards. Apply a seal to preserve the wood and protect the material from cracks, rot, or other forms of damage.

2. Make your deck useful until nighttime. Adequate lighting is a must for decks and other outdoor living areas. With that in mind, consider adding some outdoor lighting to boost the atmosphere and vibe of any summer activity you plan on having. Put string lights along the railings or canopy for an interesting aesthetic. Lanterns can be placed strategically in and around the deck if you want to illuminate the entire area.

3. Add greens and flowers. One great way to spruce up your deck is to incorporate plant life within the space. Accessorize it with some potted plants and flowers to connect the space with the rest of your landscaping. A tiny section of the deck can also be turned into a mini-garden where you can plant and pick your favorite herbs. 

Whether you want your deck cleaned or replaced with a new one, you can count on Paddy’s to get the job done right the first time. We also specialize in installing roofing systems and replacement windows and doors. Call us today at (302) 388-3625, or fill out our contact form to set an appointment.

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