While new deck installations or replacements may seem like common home improvement tasks for warmer months, fall is arguably the best season to work on your deck. The cooler temperatures and drier weather are perfect for working outdoors and preparing your new or improved deck for the following summer. Mainly if your deck is structurally sound and under 15 years old, it may be able to be redone instead of having a new one installed altogether. If you are currently deliberating whether or not to install a new deck or make adjustments to your current one, consider the many reasons why fall is a great time to start.
Summer Entertaining is Over for the Year
Spring and summer are seasons for frequent entertaining and enjoying time on your deck. Whether you are enjoying your morning coffee or hosting a party for friends on the weekend, the warmer seasons of the year also mean that your deck is in constant use. However, in the fall, your outdoor entertainment season is slowly drawing to a close. This break from entertaining on your deck is a great time to complete an installation or a renovation project. Because these projects involve tearing up your deck boards and reinstalling new ones, is crucial to take advantage of a season when you are not using it.
Your Landscape Will be Dormant for the Year
Although redoing a deck does not typically damage a landscape, it is easiest to minimize the amount of potential damage to the plants, trees, and flowers of your landscape. Because most of your landscape is dormant during fall and winter, the early weeks of fall are an excellent time to take on any renovations or major adjustments to your deck or landscape. With the right timing for your installation or deck renovation, you can cause minimal damage to your landscape in the process.
Complete Your Deck Maintenance or Installation for the Year
Many homeowners choose to redo or install their new decks in the fall and winter months so that the process is complete by the start of spring. Instead of fighting for priority with your spring project at the start of the year, your deck will already be ready to go for the beginning of the warmer months! Cross this project off of your list early redoing or installing your new deck this fall.
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