It’s a beautiful spring day in Massachusetts, and you’re getting your deck patio furniture and grill out of the shed for the first time since last fall. But while organizing your wood deck, you notice several cracked boards, protruding nails, and loose steps. Now you’re worried that your aging deck isn’t safe anymore- plus it just looks bad. Wood rot, foot traffic, sunlight and wood-infesting bugs all take a toll on your deck’s planking, rails, steps, and posts. If you’d like to know for sure if your wood deck needs some repairs, look for these classic signs from the Seal-a-Deck team.
Deck rail lighting enhances the appearance of your deck at night, illuminating architectural details like posts and balusters and creating a soft, glowing ambiance. Outdoor floodlights can cast unattractive shadows and shine brightly into your eyes, making it harder to see. The ambient light of deck rail lighting is gentler on the eyes and directs the light exactly where it’s needed. A well-thought-out lighting plan for your deck can work together with other outdoor lighting to create a beautiful and inviting backyard both day and night.
If you’re like most homeowners in Massachusetts, you spend countless hours on your deck during the summer months soaking up the sun’s invigorating rays. But that sunlight, along with moisture, foot traffic, and wood-boring pests can take a toll on your once beautiful deck. Warped, cracked, split, cupped and loose boards combine to create a sinister recipe for injurious falls. At Seal-a-Deck, our reliable deck check-up and restoration services are designed to target several problematic deck areas before a disaster strikes, starting with these.
Your deck should be the ideal spot for relaxing outdoors - morning coffee overlooking the garden, reading in the afternoon, or cocktails at sunset. Deck privacy walls provide a windbreak and create a secluded area that gives you a feeling of privacy, even in neighborhoods where homes are very close together.