For many people, 2016 was a remarkably long, stressful year. If you’re looking for a tangible way to improve your family’s everyday quality of life in 2017, try focusing your attention on your deck.
Decks occupy a unique space in the American home. They span the distance between indoor and outdoor living, providing a platform for seating, cooking, dining, and play. The deck is where friends can gather for meaningful conversations over barbecue; it’s where parents can watch children playing in their yard; it’s where lovers can stand, late at night, gaze up at the stars, and dream of a better tomorrow. All of these things are vitally necessary: is your deck up to the challenge of supporting it all?
Here is Western Massachusetts, decks have a rough time. They’re exposed to all kinds of weather, throughout brutally dry, hot summers, freezing cold winters, and soaking wet springs. If you’re near the coast, your deck is also exposed to the salty ocean air. These elements can over time deteriorate the condition of wooden decks. One of the most popular deck upgrades locally is to choose a PVC deck or composite deck: while each option gives the homeowner the appearance of wood, the decking material is much more durable and long lasting.
One nice thing about PVC decking and composite decking is the fact that far less maintenance is required. If you’ve had enough of sanding, staining, and sealing your wooden deck, you can get your valuable weekend time back with a deck upgrade in Framingham, MA. Other popular deck upgrades include making the deck larger, so it can accommodate more people, as well as built in seating.
Stressful years are going to happen. Staying connected with family and friends is important. Decks give us an attractive gathering place to live our lives and foster those meaningful connections.