Have you planned your summer deck yet?

Have You Planned Your Summer Deck Yet?

Summer is here and it’s time to start enjoying your outdoor space. Decks provide a relaxing spot for personal escape and are becoming more and more popular among outdoor living spaces. Whether you intend to share with friends and family or indulge all by yourself, Brightwing Custom Crafted Exteriors can design or renovate a current deck to fit your needs. We will guide you through the process from initial design, material selection, budgeting, and construction.

Decks have the chance to be an extended kitchen, living area, or even an office space. No matter what you use it for, it is the ideal place to appreciate the outdoors, even in the Texas summer heat. When planning for a summer deck, Brightwing ensures the structure will be enjoyable year-round. Here are three things to consider before building your dream deck:

1. Type of Wood

There are many choices of materials that can be used to help create the deck you’ve been dreaming about, and based on what you intend to use your deck for, we can help you discover which will create that outdoor space you’ve always wanted.

Brightwing offers the budget-conscious pressure treated pine that is not only attractive for its price point but also is resistant to insects and the growth of bacteria or fungi. Cedar decks naturally keep out moisture and its density prevents any warping or twisting. This is why cedar and Ipe decking are top choices for durability. They each resist rot and decay and are expected to last beyond 20 years.

Trex and Timbertech are made of recycled materials which creates a composite decking that is maintenance free. These wood alternatives are much less susceptible to fading and don’t require sanding or staining to maintain their color.

2. Location

It may seem obvious where a deck should go, but that’s not always the case. While placing your deck next to the living room is convenient for entertaining, it may not be the best option considering views, privacy, sun, and more. Brightwing will evaluate your land and property to help you determine the optimal spot for your deck.

For example, we experience extreme heat in the summer months, so you’ll want to make sure your deck has as much shade during usage hours as possible.  If your property has great views, then Brightwing can make sure your deck is well positioned to take advantage of this.  We bring careful consideration to these design elements that will bring you the best outdoor living space possible.

3. Accessories

Finishing touches can functionally transform your deck. Depending on how you plan to use your ultimate summer hangout spot, consider accessories like lighting, seating, a kitchen, storage and more. You can improve your deck’s appeal by including your own personal comfort and style with not just décor but functional elements. Lighting provides ambience but can also be considered an added safety feature. If you plan to gather at night, lighting is essential. Seating can either be built and attached to the decks themselves or you can always purchase items to furnish it yourself. Having a custom deck is only part of the dream, but the last part means finding the accessories to make it uniquely yours.

No matter your goals for your summer deck, we have the experts to make it happen. If you are not happy with the outdoor space you already have, Brightwing can even help make a few updates to your current design to ensure your deck lives up to its full potential. It all starts with a phone call or email. Contact San Antonio and Austin’s #1 most trusted deck experts to begin the rewarding process of a new or refurbished deck today.

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