Top 3 Features To Keep Your Deck Seating Area Warm This Winter
At SEAL-A-DECK, we know that once you install your deck, you look forward to many years of outdoor memories. The great thing about a deck is that you don’t have to stop using it when it gets cold outside. Our decking professionals have seen some creative ideas to keep your outdoor seating areas warm in the winter. Here are the top suggestions that we have for keeping warm no matter how low the temperatures drop.
If it is in your budget, a hot tub is a great addition to any deck. These are very popular choices across New England. Hot tubs can help extend your season since they are usable even during freezing temperatures. Regardless of the size of your deck, a hot tub or jacuzzi can be found to fit the area. According to Home Advisor, the cost to install a hot tub ranges between $650 and $6,100 with the average being about $3,400. With this wide variety of options, there is sure to be something within your price range. One thing to keep in mind, if you stop using your hot tub at all during the winter months make sure to not let ice build on it because it will put a strain on your deck’s foundation.
Outdoor heaters are a smart choice for keeping your deck’s seating area warm. Many clients opt for heat lamps or portable heaters for their outdoor living space. Patio lamps come in a variety of styles and price ranges and can be standing or tabletop. Heaters can be installed in the areas that make the most sense or you can opt for the portable kind to take wherever on your deck you plan to be. They come in natural gas, propane, and electric options. Depending on the utility hookups that you have access to, we can help you determine what would be the best for your needs and budget.
One of our personal favorites for warming your deck is by installing a fire feature. There are several varieties of fire pits that work well on decks and patios. You can find a variety of shapes, sizes, and types, including wood burning, gas, and propane. Outdoor fire pits and fireplaces are very budget-friendly and last for a long time. Our professional contractors will examine the entire deck/patio and surrounding landscape to determine the best area to install. We also need to make sure that your decking material will be safe around an open flame. Placement absolutely matters and we should always keep in mind any weight limits that come with the deck’s foundation.
As decking experts, we want to make it easy for our customers to use their decks year-round. The addition of comfort amenities allows you to get the most out of your decking investment. Our in-house design team can work with you to make the best decision for your needs. Give us a call today at 1-877-SEALADECK to discuss your options and get a free estimate.