Getting Your Deck Summer-Ready!

The shortest day of the year has come and gone and the depths of winter are behind us. This means we can start looking forward to summer and preparing our homes for the summer holidays and festive season, where we may be doing more entertaining than usual and spending more time outside.

A large part of preparing our homes for the warmer months is getting our decks summer ready! As expert deck builders in Kerikeri, here are our top tips for breathing new life into your deck so that you can make the most of it in summer 2022/23!

Basic Cleaning

Perhaps you have not been giving your deck enough attention this winter and there has been a build-up of debris. Now is the time to give your deck a good clean! This means removing any debris, sweeping and washing it down with a hose, as well as putting in some elbow grease to get rid of any grime.

Get Any Maintenance Work Done

Once you’ve cleaned your deck, you may notice maintenance and repair work that may be needed. Call in your local deck builder and have the professionals take care of this.

Look At Your Outdoor Furniture

Outdoor furniture may need revamping fairly often. Perhaps it needs a new coat of paint, or a few new scatter cushions will do? Either way, it is a good idea to ensure that your outdoor furniture is appealing and comfortable.

Invest In Outdoor Lighting

If you want to get the most out of your deck, install sufficient outdoor lighting so it can be used at night. You may want to look into solar-powered lights such as can lights and fairy lights.

Is There Enough Shade?

Having parts of your deck shaded means you’ll get more use out of it when the hot summer days roll around. A deck without shade does not offer any protection. Take this time to look into various shading options and how you can incorporate them.

Are you needing professional deck maintenance done? Or perhaps you are interested in extending your current deck or building a new one altogether. Here at Kerikeri Builders, we are your local expert deck builders and would love to build the perfect deck for you to enjoy this summer. Get in touch with us today on 022 6935871.

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