4 Ways to Prepare Your Deck for the Fall Season

4 Ways to Prepare Your Deck for the Fall Season

Now is the best time to start transitioning your outdoor spaces from summer to fall, including your deck!

“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.” – Nathanial Hawthorne 


The fall season is nearly upon us, and already the temperatures are beginning to drop. Maryland is a beautiful place to enjoy the spoils of fall, from the vibrant foliage to the crisp morning weather. Now is the best time to start transitioning your outdoor spaces from summer to fall, including your deck! Learn how to prepare your deck for the changing seasons, and call Matthews Construction and Design for more tips and tricks. 

Important Repairs 

Before you make any adjustments to your deck, take the time to check for necessary repairs. As a rule, you should check your deck at the end of every major season for any damage that may have occurred. Loose nails, rot, and other structural damage should be addressed as soon as possible, so the problems do not worsen.  

Clean Duties

After you have made the necessary repairs to your deck, spend an hour or two cleaning the entirety of the surface area. By maintaining a clean, orderly deck, you can better spot any damage that might occur during the fall and winter months. 

Outdoor Lighting 

The nights are getting longer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your outdoor spaces. One of the best ways to increase your enjoyment of the deck is to incorporate outdoor lighting. Consider durable string lighting to create a unique aesthetic, or incorporate under rail deck lighting to create a soft glow. 

Fall Furniture & Decor 

Now is a great time to swap out your summer furniture and decor for fall items! Consider changing your patio cushions and rearranging the tables and chairs for a fresh look. Place the summer deck decor in the shed or garage for safekeeping, and start decorating your outdoor spaces for the fall season! Decorative gourds and fall flowers are great ways to add color and appeal to your Maryland deck. 

Call Matthews Construction and Design

Are you ready to improve your Maryland home? Matthews Construction and Design has been a trusted basement remodeling contractor to clients in Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County, Maryland for more than 48 years.

Whether you are ready to dive headfirst into your kitchen remodel or you still have a million questions, Matthews Construction and Design is here to help you. We can service all your remodeling needs. If you want to learn more, feel free to give us a call at 202-702-3553 or you can visit us online. For more tips, tricks, and to see what we have been working on, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Houzz.




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