Boy, we’ve had some wild winter weather out here in Western Massachusetts. A combination of wind, snow, and ice has caused a lot of damage to local homes. Trees have fallen, power lines were pulled down, and everyone’s more than ready for spring to arrive.
If your deck’s taken the brunt of winter’s wrath, the time to start planning deck repairs or deck replacement is now. If you’re content with what your deck looked like and how it functioned, your MA deck builder can certainly provide the needed repairs to return it to its pre-winter state. If you’ve been thinking about improving or upgrading your deck, an opportunity has just presented itself to you to explore your creative deck design options.
Creative deck design means creating a deck or patio that enhances your home’s appearance and the amount of joy and happiness you get from your home. Every family is different, so the elements of a deck that creates happiness varies. For the social family that loves to entertain, having plenty of seating, an outdoor kitchen, and a fire feature to gather around all make sense. If you have small children, you may want your deck to include a screen porch area to provide shade and security. Does your family love plants and flowers? Creative deck design in MA often includes built in planters that make it fun and easy to garden.
Another factor to think about when planning your new deck is durability. We’re not even finished cleaning up from the most recent storm, and another one is in the forecast. Wooden decks are really being tested by this steady bombardment of snow and ice. When everything melts, wooden decks are particularly vulnerable to water damage, mildew and rot. Choosing to have your new deck built of composite materials or PVC decking means you’ll have better protection from the elements next winter!