August 03 2017 0Comment

The Summer Months and Deck Construction

The Summer Months and Deck Construction

During the busy summer months, more people are starting construction projects–including deck construction projects–than any other time of year. This can lead to delays in getting your project off the ground, leading many people to wonder if waiting for fall is the better way to handle their deck waterproofing installation. Moving forward with your project now, however, has a number of advantages.

Why Summer?

Why is summer such a popular time for handling construction projects, especially waterproof deck installation? In part, it’s because people are spending more time outside. Whether they’re hosting barbecues and parties or simply sitting outside and soaking up the sun, they have more time to study their decks and realize what’s needed. From observing problems with a deck that isn’t waterproof to being ready to install a new deck so they can enjoy more time outside, people often find themselves eager to embrace new projects in summer.

Summer also offers longer days and shorter nights–perfect for encouraging people to get outside and take care of that long list of projects that they’ve been putting off around the house. Suddenly, there’s time before dark to take care of those DIY tasks. That means that they’re relying on the professionals to come in and take care of the things that they can’t do themselves.

The Advantages of Summer Construction

During summer, there are plenty of people taking on construction projects. If you’re thinking about putting yours off to operate on a better schedule, consider committing to installing your waterproof deck before summer is over instead. The summer months are ideal for many construction projects–including waterproof deck installation.

You’ll have great weather for your summer installation. Even if it does rain, the heat will quickly dry off your deck and make it possible for construction to continue. Not only that, you’ll have more bright, sunny days when it’s easy for work to get done than you’ll find during the fall and winter months.

Summer is the ideal time to inspect your deck for potential issues. You’re headed outside to make it look its best for a party or event anyway. While you’re cleaning, take the time to examine your deck and determine whether it needs any maintenance this season. It’s a great way to be sure that your deck is in working order and ready to shine this summer.

Summer means more people on many construction teams. Many construction companies hire additional employees for the summer, leaving them with more people to send out to work on your project.

Taking Care of Your Deck

Once your waterproof deck has been installed, you’ll want to take great care of it throughout the summer months! Make sure you’re following these key tips to make the most out of your deck.

  • Pick furniture up, rather than dragging it, when you need to rearrange it. This will help protect the surface of your deck.
  • Keep hot items–hot coals from the grill, fireworks, and other potential fire hazards–away from your deck.
  • Know your deck’s weight restrictions. Make sure you aren’t overloading your deck in order to make everyone on it as safe as possible.
  • Reduce clutter. It’s not just about keeping the weight light; it will also prevent trips and falls and help you maintain an air of serenity when you head out to your deck.

The summer months are the perfect time to enjoy your deck and spend more time outside. If you’re ready to install a waterproof deck on your property or your existing waterproof deck needs a little maintenance to be safe and secure again, contact us today to learn how we can have you enjoying your new deck before summer is over.