Making our homes look cheerful and festive is part of the fun of the holiday season. Here are some tips to help your deck look great and keep your family, friends, and visitors safe:
DO: Use Lots of Lights
LED holiday lights mean you can put on quite a display without running your power bill through the roof. Well-lit decks are the safest holiday decks: pay special attention to any stairs. It gets dark early at this time of year, so extra illumination makes sense.
DON’T: Overcrowd Your Deck
Adding decorations to your deck is a good idea – but you still need to leave enough space for people and pets to move around easily. Use bold, brightly colored decorations to make the most of a less-in-more approach: you can create a big impression without using up all of your space. Make sure the way to the door is kept clear. If you’re using inflatable decorations on your deck, make sure they don’t present a tripping hazard when not in use.
DO: Secure Decorations
It’s winter in Metrowest MA. The wind is going to blow, and sometimes it’s going to blow hard. You want to make sure your decorations are secure. If you’ve put a Christmas tree or other large decoration on your deck, it might be necessary to secure it with tie-downs.
DON’T: Forget to Enjoy Your Deck
Whether it’s cocoa with the kids or a few moments spent staring at the stars on the Longest Night with your special someone, make a point of enjoying your deck this holiday season. As your local deck builder, we can assure you we build decks so you can create memories. These special spaces don’t stop being wonderful just because the snow starts to fall. Take the opportunity to see how much fun your deck can be in the wintertime.