In the deep of winter, Maryland can still prove a relatively balmy state. Maryland winters are often cold and gloomy, although they have their occasional spikes of warm temperatures. It may be difficult to enjoy the cold seasons here. However, it does not have to be. With a low-maintenance deck suited to your backyard, you can create a space worthy of year-round enjoyment.
About Low-Maintenance Decking
The material of your deck is the first step in achieving maximum comfort. United Fence & Deck offers wood, vinyl, and low-maintenance (composite) decking. Composite decks are a mixture of plastic and wood matter (sawdust, woodchips, etc.) They are a durable solution to ward off mold, dirt, stains, rust, warping, and splintering. Low-maintenance decks require, as the name implies, very little work to keep it in excellent condition.
Winter the Best Time to Install
You do not have to wait until the spring, summer, or fall to get your new, low-maintenance deck. You may want to find a professional deck installer in the winter instead. The winter months bring slow business to the fence and decking industry, and with that, potentially lower installation prices. Installation companies also have less foliage to work around; in the spring and summer, plants crowd the landscape once again.
Trees and a Roof
Once you have your low-maintenance deck, it’s time to construct a comfortable habitat. Planting evergreen trees around your decking can block the bone-chilling winds and create a haven. A retractable roof or other type of overhang can insulate the area even more. Thankfully, Maryland homeowners do not have to worry as much about blocking out snow.
A Source of Warmth
Now that you have proper insulation, it’s time to choose your source of heat. There are more choices than you might realize at first. While a crackling fire pit is one option, so is a double-sided fireplace and a range of outdoor space heaters. Depending on your style, you can have optimum heating at the center, on the side, or above your deck.
Outdoor furniture design has advanced in recent times with increased durability in all weather and added style. It can be difficult to find seating that will withstand cold and hot temperatures, and still look good too. For added warmth, you can purchase heated seating or simply add blankets.
Lastly, remember to light up your deck. Many different types of outdoor lighting fixtures are on the market to suit a myriad of styles. Lighting can be overhead or under the stairs, on the railing posts or from the fire in your fireplace. Look to United Fence and Deck on Maryland’s Eastern Shore for your next deck and fence project!
Contact United Fence and Deck Now!
If you’re ready to see just how great a fence can make your home look, you can rely on United Fence & Deck to meet them. We’ve got a reputation as a family-owned business for providing great service and prices throughout the Eastern Shore. We proudly provide our fence and deck services to Easton, St. Michaels, Cambridge, Talbot County, Dorchester County, and Queen Anne’s County. Contact us online or give us a call at (410) 476-7073 for more information. For updates about our company, follow us on Facebook and Pinterest.