When you think about the crisp fall temperatures and cool nights on their way, you can’t help but look forward to some more outdoor entertaining. While grillin’ and chillin’ outdoors in the summer is fun, fall has its own special flavor. If you have been looking for an outdoor living solution that will take your fall plans to the next level, explore how a deck can make your house parties the best yet. Here are 5 reasons why you should get a deck for fall entertaining.
1. Because Decks Keep You Out of the Mud
If there can be one thing certain about a Northern Virginian Fall, it’s the rain! Seasonal changes typically result in a period of increased storm activity, and the beginning of fall brings a lot of rain as a result. This can mean that the fire pit that you planned in your backyard can turn into a muddy disaster. Or, that fair-weather cookout that you were looking forward too gets fouled by that muddy feeling. However, if you get a deck, you have a guaranteed place to hang out even when the ground is still wet from yesterday’s rain.
2. Because Decks Can Have Furniture
Try putting an outdoor furniture set on regular grass and you may get some looks from your neighbors. You’ll also notice that bugs and mud will damage your valued outdoor sofa set at an accelerated rate. But if you keep your furniture out of the mud by placing them on a deck, you can protect them from wood rot and slug invasions. This also maximizes the fun of an outdoor hangout because you get to enjoy dry and clean furniture to lounge on.
- Pro tip: If the forecast calls for rain, take your furniture pads off and stash them in an outdoor storage bin so that you don’t have to wait for them to dry!
3. Because Decks can Be Virtually Maintenance Free with Dec-Tec Membranes
Not all decks require the same amount of work. If you’ve been holding off on a deck because you see your neighbors painstakingly powerwash and stain their decks every fall, don’t lose heart. You don’t have to go that route when you install a deck with a waterproof Dec-Tec membrane. They are also easy to clean, fire-resistant, slip-resistant, ADA-compliant, UV-resistant, anti-microbial, and eco-friendly. If you get a Cool Step DecTec membrane, you can also get an additional benefit of a cool deck surface no matter the season. This option is great for pool decks and people with pets and small children.
4. Because Decks Boost a Home’s Resale Value
In terms of home improvement projects, decks offer one of the best returns on your investment. Recouping about 75.6% of the cost, it adds value to your home. The presence of a deck is also appealing to buyers. If they see a home of comparable value without a deck compared to your home, your home almost always wins. After all, who doesn’t want that extra outdoor living space? So, if you plan to increase the value of your home and give your listing more market value, add a deck!
5. Because Decks Can Be a Controlled Outdoor Space for Small Kids
If you have a little one who loves to be outside but you don’t want to do the work of chasing a toddler around a large muddy yard, a deck with a secure gate for all exit points can be a major convenience. Set up fun toys like water tables and sandboxes on your deck and let your little one get fresh air. As the parent, you can easily set up your workstation or breakfast nook in a quiet corner and enjoy some stress-free outside time. For the best results, get a screen door so that your little one can go in and out of the house without letting in any bugs.
- Pro tip: Dogs also love decks! Equip it with Dec Tec’s Cool Step membrane so that their bare paws don’t get too hot in the summer. You’ll still need to clean up some pet mess, but with the help of some puppy training pads or litter boxes, the work should also be less. Let’s face it: sometimes dog moms and dads just need an easy day!
- Extra tip: Always have a responsible adult present while a child is at play outdoors, even on a secure deck!
Deck Replacement & Repair in Northern Virginia
Whether you’re looking for better form or function, or simply feel that a new deck is in order, trust Noble Roofing, the preferred choice for all home improvement projects in Centreville VA and its surrounding cities. Give us a call at (703) 404-0505 to speak with our experts. You can also request a free estimate through our online request form today.