When you think of pleasant summer evenings, nothing quite beats enjoying some sweet tea while watching the world pass by from the comfort of an outdoor deck. This is pretty much a way of life in the Southern states. Through the years, the concept of having an outdoor deck has spread far and wide.
Having a deck adds a certain hint of romanticism to a home. But it’s also a pretty clever. When you have an outdoor living space, it is lauded often a wise decision. It provides extra room for family and guests for a lot of different occasions or happenings. You can hold little gatherings, meeting, or even space for people to have place to sit when eating. Also, need we remind you that a lot of our favorite exchanges that happened between characters in novels, movies, and TV shows always seem to happen on an outdoor deck?
Since it’s a given that a deck will receive a lot of usage and traffic, it’s important that it’s cared for properly. The materials you choose to go in it should be sturdy. The constant favorites are wood and concrete— and why shouldn’t they be? They’re fairly easy to install and they look really good. However, in order to make your decks and deck landings really last, they need to be treated.
Luckily, there are a lot of different ways in which you can treat your deck and make sure your investment lasts a long time.
Certain paints are now designed to coat specific surfaces making them resistant to weather shifts. Depending on the size of your deck, it may take more than one coat of paint to get the job done. Also, depending on the brand of paint you use, you may end up having to re-apply a new coat every year or so.
Be warned that if you have furniture on your outdoor deck, the paint may get scraped off. Certain paint colors and textures also may not clean over so well as time passes.
Homeowners who want to keep the original color or look of their decks can choose to apply a sort of sealant to cover the entirety of the surface of their decks. While it isn’t advisable to do the application yourself, it can be done.
There are sealants available in the market today that can last a long time. However, with exposure to weather and varying temperatures, the sealant can come off sooner than intended.
Yep, you read that right. An easy to apply and notably durable material has been introduced to the secure surface industry and has changed the market ever since. While rubberized surfaces were the norm for pool decks, outdoor basketball courts, and walkways, several improvements in the recent years has allowed this material to be tailored for decks and deck landings.