In the wake of impromptu snowstorms and some deep-freeze temperatures, it’s easy to forget that springtime is truly only weeks away. But it will be here before you know it. If you have an existing deck – or are planning to build one – there are a few steps to take before the sun is shining and the grass is green again.
Here are three preparations for your deck to make before spring arrives.
- Clean it: Winter has been a hodgepodge of wind, rain, snow, and ice – all of which have had time to accumulate in various nooks and crannies. Even if your deck is enhanced with a quality under deck drainage system, it always helps to “blow the cobwebs out,” so to speak. So, when the harsh weather has subsided, grab a broom, power up the leaf blower, and give your deck a comprehensive cleaning. Don’t forget the accouterments like your patio/deck furniture and grill – they’ll need a decent polish, as well, before the springtime fun begins.
- Protect it: Whether you’re prepping an existing deck or building new before spring arrives, a patented deck drainage system will help you protect your framing from moisture and ward off deterioration, while simultaneously creating dry, functional space below. This not only prolongs your deck’s life, but it makes it a safer place to entertain, improves your home’s appearance and curb appeal, and extends your functional living space.
- Customize it: With DEK Drain on your side, making preparations for your deck and customizing the space underneath is a piece of cake. Our proprietary systems leave ample space in the bay area between the joists, allowing for the installation of a finished ceiling. You take it from there, whether transforming your newly dry and functional space into an entertainment hub, a reading nook, a state-of-the-art storage solution, or literally anything else in the world you can come up with.
DEK Drain’s custom, prefabricated panels provide a perfect fit for any deck. Simple, straightforward instructions make installs a snap even for amateurs, and give homeowners peace of mind knowing their investment is protected and their home is complete.
Are you making preparations for your deck before spring? DEK Drain can help. Contact us today to request a free consultation.