Maintaining and Organizing Your Deck

A deck is the perfect addition to any home. Decks can add significant aesthetic value to a house and provide extra space for relaxation and entertainment. We’ve compiled some tips to help you organize your deck and keep it in shape for years to come.

After you’ve called a trusted WI deck builder like the crew at FS Builders, it’s time to start planning the layout of your new outdoor entertaining/relaxation area. The kind of furniture you choose should be determined by how you plan on using your deck.

Entertaining

If you want to maintain a uniform feel with the décor, use chairs made from the same wood that was used to construct the deck. Are you planning on hosting a lot of dinner parties outdoors? Buy or build an extra outdoor table made from the same type of wood, and find a good place to store it when it’s not in use.

Relaxing

There’s no better place to relax than out on the deck. Furniture like hammocks, rocking chairs, and porch swings all make perfect perches for reading with a tall glass of iced tea in hand. Talk to your WI deck builder about how best to incorporate any elaborate furniture you may have in mind.

Maintaining

Relaxing and entertaining on the deck may be the most fun part of owning one, but to ensure your deck is around for long time, you’ll have to do a bit of preservation work. Here are a few tips to help keep it in shape.

Keep it Clean: Cleaning your deck at least once a year will help maintain its structural integrity and aesthetic quality. Spring is the ideal time of year to perform outdoor cleaning duties.

Power Wash: Clearing away any leaves, caked-on dirt, or garbage from the deck’s nooks and crannies with a power washer doesn’t take much time and can do wonders for your deck’s overall health. If you don’t have a power washer, a garden hose works as well, it just takes longer.

Bath Time: Use a cleaning solution to kill off any pests or lingering dirt that may be hiding in the deck. Using a stiff broom, push the solution into the floorboards and let the suds sit for 15-20 minutes. After waiting, rinse the solution away with a garden hose or power washer.

If you’re looking for a log home or WI deck builder contact FS Builders at (262) 843-4496 today. At FS Builders, we provide deck building and log-home maintenance services to homeowners in Salem and Kenosha, Wisconsin. You won’t find a better deck or log home builder in Wisconsin or Illinois!

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