Your deck may be your favorite spot to spend time during the warmer parts of the year, but what happens in the winter? Bitter-cold temperatures and accumulated snow can render your deck virtually useless in the winter, but this doesn’t have to be the case. Here are just a handful of ways you can still use your deck throughout the colder parts of the year:
1. Add Space Heaters
For the mild days in the beginning and tail-end of winter, you may just need a little added heat to spend time on your deck. You can accomplish this by installing several different heat sources, such as a heat lamp, space heater, or fire pit.
2. Invest in a Hot Tub
You won’t even be phased by the icy temperatures and falling snow when you’re lounging in a bubbling hot tub. If your deck has enough space for one of these spas, it is definitely an ideal way to use the space in the winter.
3. Install a Patio Cover
Is a couple feet of snow piling onto your deck a familiar sight? Why not prevent this by having a patio cover installed over your deck? This way, you can leave a table and chairs underneath it and use them at any point without having to brush snow off of them.
4. Deck the Halls
While winter is associated with many holidays, one that many people decorate their homes for is Christmas. Why not extend these decorations to your deck? You can string up the banisters with garland and lights, place some poinsettias, and even add a LED tree or two. This will also make it easier for Santa to find your house! *Wink*
No matter how you utilize your deck, you’ll want to be sure it’s built to last through many Wisconsin winters to come. At Tundraland, we install composite decks that are crafted to do exactly that. Contact us today to discuss updating your deck.