Enjoy your Outdoor Space Year-Round

As the summer fades into fall and we transition into winter, the temperatures just continue to get cooler. Many people worry this means they’ll have to shut down their decks until warmer temperatures return. However, the team at Bigfoot Decks in Colorado Springs wants you to know that this isn’t the case.

In this article, we will outline a few things that you can do to improve your outdoor living space so that you can use it all year long.

Tips for Using Your Deck in Cooler Weather

While mild temps are ideal for enjoying outdoor spaces, here are 6 ways that you can enjoy yours all year, even in cooler weather.

Add Heaters

One of the best ways to enjoy your outdoor living space is with a heater such as a fire pit, portable fireplace, or patio heater. According to the experts, heaters are 100% safe for use outdoors, just make sure that you choose the right one. A heater will keep your deck warm during the winter and create an interesting focal point during warmer weather.

Enclose Your Deck

There are several options for enclosing your deck including pergolas, deck coverings, extended roof structures and more. The right deck enclosure can make patios more welcoming. In addition to protecting you and your loved ones from the elements, a deck enclosure will trap heat generated by a heater, which keeps the space cozy.

Add a Hot Tub

Many people classify the hot tub as the ultimate deck accessory. After all, a hot tub will make your deck one of your favorite places to be, no matter what the outdoor temperature is. However, before installing your hot tub, it’s important to have a thorough understanding of hot tub deck requirements. After all, there are some things to consider including how to get electricity to the unit as well as others.  

Decorate for Winter

Deck décor can be functional and festive. For example, deck lighting is a great idea because the sun sets earlier during the winter months. Therefore, string lights are a great idea. They can be stretched across an awning, along railings, and as accents on signs and other décor.

Seasonally Appropriate Furniture

Seasonally appropriate furniture can improve the comfort of your deck during cooler weather. Some seating provides more insulation and protection from the cold wind. This is why wicker and wood are popular options for outdoor furniture.

Winterize Your Deck

If not properly cared for, a wooden deck can be damaged by the freezing temperatures, and you may need a deck replacement by the time things thaw out. While there are lots of options for winterizing custom decks, the most important thing to remember is to keep the space clear of snow/ice by using a broom when possible. Avoid using salt to melt the snow/ice because it can dry out the wood.

Let Bigfoot Decks Help You Enjoy Your Deck All Year

Winter weather in Colorado Springs comes with freezing temperatures, snow, ice, and more but that doesn’t mean you have to shut your deck down. Bigfoot Decks can help you enjoy your outdoor living space all year long.

We offer a variety of services including deck installation, deck replacementdeck coverings, and more. You can request a quote online and we have financing available for projects of all sizes. Schedule your no-obligation quote today to learn more about what we can do for you.