You’ve waited long enough. Spring is in full bloom; and the official start of summer is just days away. HOORAY!
And with summer upon us, you are most likely getting ready to plan your days and evenings outdoors – and we’re ready to help you do just that by making your deck as wonderful as it can be.
Deck Trends For This Season
If you currently have a deck, one of the most affordable enhancements you can add is an updated railing. Your options are varied here.
As your Birmingham deck experts, may we suggest that you might want to replace the pressure-treated wood deck railing you currently have with a low-maintenance railing. It will look like new and last for years with virtually no upkeep.
To participate in the hottest trends this summer, drink rails are the must-have deck upgrade. When you think of it, it makes perfect sense. With a deck drink rail, you and your guests can enjoy their favorite summertime beverage on your deck and engage in conversation without having to hold their drink all the time they’re out there. Sip and place the beverage on the drink rail. What could be easier and more convenient?
Another popular deck upgrade is adding an aluminum railing and mixing both low maintenance features into pressure-treated rails. We often use a wooden rail with aluminum balusters to jazz up the railing, giving it a beautiful aesthetic.
And should you be looking for something totally funky and fun, consider a "wild hog" railing. Mounted between the material of your choice – we recommend pressure-treated lumber to enhance the natural look of the square rail panels – its wide open visual appeal is reminiscent of days in the country. Your family and friends will love it.
Hottest Birmingham Deck Trends
Chances are, once you’re out on your deck, you will be in no hurry to head back inside your house. For that reason, be sure that your deck has adequate lighting.
In addition to outdoor lamps that are currently on the market for deck end tables, upgrading your wood deck with stair tread lighting and post lighting are terrific additions
Adding to your nighttime vision, they will bathe your deck in a beautiful glow that will enhance deck safety and visual appeal. Decks that glow in the nighttime are a sure sign that company is welcome.
Deck Trends In Birmingham, AL
Should you currently be enjoying a wood deck that has been a part of the family for years, another popular Birmingham deck trend is redecking to add usability, functionality, and value.
Birmingham re-decking is where we typically keep the underbelly of your deck, if it is in good condition – or remedy that if it’s not – and replace the deck floor boards.
And instead of the pressure-treated lumber that may have been originally used, you would be well served by considering the new low maintenance decking options, like TimberTech.
With the rich look and feel of real wood, TimberTech decking is engineered to last longer and look better that wood. And it reduces your carbon footprint, too.
TimberTech is committed to doing whatever it takes to up their eco-friendly game — like investing in a state-of-the-art recycling plant, increasing the amount of recycled content in each decking line, repurposing the scraps from our board-making process back into production, and deliberately sourcing hard-to-recycle materials that would traditionally end up in landfills.
If The Heat Is Too Intense, Add A Pergola To Your Birmingham Deck
With your deck already in existence, adding shade with a custom pergola is yet another trend that is smart – very smart.
It will increase the amount of time you can enjoy your outdoor living space as the sun starts to pivot and set – especially as you approach twilight.
And while we’re there installing your new pergola, we can also add more comfort and functionality to your deck with custom built-in seating and deck planters.
For These And More Deck Trend Ideas, Let’s Chat
Our expert deck design team is closer than you think. In fact, you can connect with us right here. We look forward to hearing from you to explore these and other deck trend possibilities.
Derek & Carissa Crews, owners Archadeck of Birmingham