Winter is here! Some parts of the country are already knee-deep in the snow while others haven’t even seen the first flakes of fall.
Since it’s also a holiday season, you are probably expecting your family and friends to visit. Your deck is the perfect outdoor space to entertain your guests. However, most homeowners assume that their decks are only suitable for the springs and summers.
This is not true. If you are not utilizing your deck in the winter, then you’re not getting the most value from your costly investment.
Here are ways to help you make the most of your composite deck all year long:
5 Ways to Utilize Your Composite Deck This Winter
1. Invest in a Patio Cover
Snow, ice, and sleet make a deck uncomfortable and can even (depending on the material) damage your beloved outdoor asset.
A patio cover will prevent the harsh winter weather from invading your outdoor space. It’ll also allow you to sit at your favorite spot on the deck and watch the snow fall gently without getting covered in it.
2. Install an Outdoor Heating Unit
This holiday, make your outdoor space warm and cozy by adding a small fireplace or an outdoor heater to your deck setting.
This addition will not only make your deck the perfect place to spend your evenings, but will also give your outdoor space some sense of character.
3. Upgrade Your Outdoor Lighting
Since the winter season has shorter days and longer nights, you may feel coerced to head inside once the sun sets. But this shouldn’t be the case, especially if you love the outdoors.
You can add some outdoor lighting – such as holiday string lights or LED-lit staircases – that will extend your time on your composite deck in the wintertime.
4. Get Yourself a Hot Tub
Imagine having a mountain spa with warm, bubbling waters right outside your house. Sounds amazing, right?
Well, all this can be made possible by installing a hot tub on your deck. Nothing beats the cold winter air than slipping into some hot, relaxing tub water. With such luxurious addition, winter will never be the same!
However, you should be mindful of the type deck you have. Wooden decks are susceptible to rot and mold infestation, and may not be a perfect fit. On the other hand, capped composite decks are rot- and mold-resistant and will serve you for many winter seasons to come.
5. Decorate for the Season
Your deck may be a greenery during the summer and spring, but what will happen to it in the winter when most of the plants can’t survive the severe weather?
Leaving your deck bare will make your outdoor space look dull, and your guests might be discouraged from using it.
During this winter, you can add some holiday decorations and miniature winter trees to your deck and brighten things up.
Talk to NewTechWood for a Year-Round Composite Deck
As a homeowner, you want to have a deck that you can enjoy all year round, not just in the summer and spring.
At NewTechWood, we understand your winter woes, and that’s why we’ve come up with top-of-the-line UltraShield decking technology. Our capped composite decks are anti-mold, anti-mildew, anti-stain, and anti-rot. They are just perfect for the winter!