Where did the summer go? We don’t know, but we do know that it’s the most wonderful time of the year, when school supplies are all on sale and bright yellow buses start their journeys around the neighborhood. Now is the time to transition your deck out of summer fun mode into gear for back to school – which also means back to soccer practice, piano lessons, and everything else that happens now.
Here’s what you need to know:
Fall is the best time to schedule deck repairs. If the summer’s been rough on your deck, you’ll want to have repairs made before the snow starts to fly. Simply searching for a deck contractor near me isn’t enough – you’ll want to choose a builder with a reputation for excellence so you know the repair work is done to the highest possible standard.
Change your outdoor light bulbs! The days are already getting shorter, and before you know it, it will be dark outside before the kids are done for the day. Make sure that your deck area is properly illuminated, particularly if the deck leads to the main entrance of the home. When changing your light bulbs, take a moment to clear away any leaves, spider webs or debris that may have accumulated on your fixtures – it’s a simple touch that keeps your place looking great.
Use a sunny day to seal your deck. If you have a wooden deck, you want to be sure it’s sealed against the elements before winter does its worst. Your local deck contractor can certainly help you out with this, but for the ultimate in low-maintenance decking, choose PVC decking or composite decking. Then you’ll never have to worry about sealing or staining your deck every again.
Tidy up the toys & outdoor furniture: Taking a few moments to stow all of the summer toys and outdoor furniture now will save you from chasing it all around the yard when those strong autumn winds arrive!