Humans feel an innate desire to be out in nature, especially after a long winter hiding indoors. Warm weather brings with it the chance to be outside in the fresh air and sunshine. Like all creatures and plants, the sun gives us energy and lifts our spirits. But we also have grown accustomed to the amenities of modern living. We don’t just want to sit in the yard so we developed a way to bring the inside to the outside with decks!
While decks are a great source of relaxation, endless maintenance can make them the source of great stress. Improperly installed and neglected decks can require annual sanding and re-staining. They can warp, rot, and splinter. The nails can rust and start to pop out causing hazards for bare feet. None of these issues are relaxing! But a well-built deck is a thing of beauty and enjoyment.
When you are building a deck, give it careful thought and consideration. What are your plans for using the deck? Will it be a small space just for grilling and family dinners? Will you eventually want a full outdoor kitchen or hot tub? Do you live in a climate with harsh winters or high humidity that will put your materials to the test? Choose materials and layouts that will live up to your expectations and plans.
We are fans of composite decking for a host of reasons. It is engineered to last, won’t rot, warp or splinter. Most composites are fade resistant. No sanding, staining, sealing ever. Just a good scrubbing once a year will keep your composite deck looking beautiful for the duration. When it comes to installing, we love a hidden fastening system, like the InvisiDeck® Hidden SCRAIL® Deck Fastening System from the BECK Fastener Group®. This system is simple to use, and its combination fasteners that hold your deck firmly where it should be, and never pop out, make for a long lasting and good looking finished product.
There is nothing more relaxing than spending time outside on your deck entertaining friends, grilling, enjoying cocktails, or just reading the newspaper on a Sunday morning. A deck is our way to bring the comforts of our home’s interior to the outdoors. Investing in quality materials and construction, like the InvisiDeck® Hidden SCRAIL® Deck Fastening System, will ensure that you can enjoy your outdoor oasis for years to come.