Summer days, iced drinks, barbecue and lazing around on your deck. Nothing could make your summer better. Or could it? Your deck has already taken a beating from the elements for years. The deck flooring is fading, probably growing mold, the accessories are a little lackluster and your parties aren’t the same magical affair they used to be. So what do you do?
Who are the best deck contractors near me?
Sure, reaching out to a deck contractor and building a new deck is always an option. But what if we told you that you could make your deck look incredible with just a few upgrades and added touches?
How to upgrade your old deck
A makeover is a great way to get your kids involved with a fun project and give your home a new look that’ll brighten up everyone’s summer.
1. New coat of paint
The surest way to spruce up an old deck is with a brand new coat of paint on the railing or the deck floor. While the railing is always a smarter choice when painting, your deck floor too can be used to add a pop of color to the whole affair. The paint helps hide any fading spots and your party guests will be none the wiser.
2. New furniture
Another way to make an old deck look brand spanking new is with new furniture. Pick up some upscale, chic looking deck furniture that matches your overall aesthetic and watch your deck go from an old drab space to the perfect venue for every party.
3. New fixtures
New lighting can go a long way in breathing new life into your old deck. Arrange for mellow, mood lighting all around your deck. If you pick out pieces that have an ornate, rustic appearance, they’ll also be the talk of every part in broad daylight. If you are not looking to spend a lot on new lighting, just pick up some strings of fairy lights and wrap them around your deck railing. The warm glow wrapped around your deck will make for a wonderful corner to kick back in after dinner.
A lattice can work wonders for your deck. Put it up against a side that doesn’t make for a very pretty view and plant some English ivy to grow over it to add a pop of green to your home.
5. New flooring
If budget allows it, there’s nothing like new deck flooring to take the drab feel out of a faded deck. Get advice from a local contractor and pick out flooring that looks good and will last you longer than your old deck flooring. Not only will the new flooring make your home look better, but it will also give you a chance to bring a fresh, new change to your overall aesthetic.
6. New railing
Adding a new railing in with the flooring may also be a good idea. While you can simply paint over your old railing to match your new deck floor, a new railing picked to match the new flooring will give you a brand new deck to work with. The changed flooring and railing will also allow you to bring in new furniture, lighting and accessories to build a cozy deck that you could spend hours on with your family.
7. New furnishings
Last but not the least, the best way to cover up a fading deck is a big ole rug. Spring for one big rug that covers most of your deck and adds an accent color to most of furniture and furnishings.
Think you need professional help?
It’s okay to need help with some or any of the above. Or maybe you just don’t have the time to get into it yourself. Hynes Roofing & Siding are the best roofers on the mainline with expertise in all kinds of home improvement services. Hire our certified, skilled contractors to work on your deck and we’ll get it ready for the summer.
Call us on (610)-890-5620 or fill out our contact form.