Making your Deck Work in Winter

Jan 27, 2015 | Decks

winter-deckOnce winter sets in your deck barely gets any use. You give your attention to weather-proofing the beautiful wood instead and push your outdoor plans aside. This doesn’t have to be the case. Not every winter day is full of freezing temperatures and snow. With a few tips you can find new ways to make your deck cold-friendly and get year round use of it.


You can get your deck winter-ready by storing your colorful flower pots and other summer themed décor. Purchase some garland, a few holiday themed accents and twinkling lights. Bring the winter spirit outside so you won’t feel so nostalgic for summer whenever you step foot on your deck. This will create a little snowy heaven in your back yard and soon you’ll be dying to squeeze in some deck time.


With a few additions, you can beat the freeze and make your deck into a comfortable backyard nook. Consider adding a fire pit or deck heater to your outdoor space. Either option will add an element of warmth to your deck and make it into a cool spot to hang out with friends or family. You and your guests will be plenty toasty with these deck accessories.

Take your morning coffee out to your deck with a blanket and the newspaper. These simple things can keep you nice and toasty in the chilly winter months and help make the temperature on your deck tolerable. Alternatively, try soup, hot chocolate, and tea.

Add a hot tub

This option is obviously not a cheap one, but it will almost guarantee that your deck will see plenty of use in the winter months. There are few things more glorious than soaking in complete and total warmth while snow falls around you. If your space or budget allows, a hot tub can be a great addition to your outdoor space. You’ll be the most popular neighbor around and people will be begging to show your deck a little TLC.

Want a deck to enjoy this winter?

Excel Fencing and Decking has been proud to service Maryland since 1998, giving you the very best in custom built decks, fences, and home remodeling. If you’re interested in having a top-quality deck installed then give us a call. Our dedicated teams of deck professionals have the know-how and expertise to repair or install any kind of decking. Call us at 410-803-9499 or fill out a contact form and one of Excel’s representatives will contact you promptly.

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