Menu Close

Should I cover my decking in winter?

Should I cover my decking in winter?

Protect Your Deck Painting, staining or oiling should be done in the spring or autumn on mild, dry days. The product won’t apply properly if it is too hot or too cold, so if your deck is more than six months old and untreated, we recommend covering it in a tarp over the winter.

Is a covered deck a good investment?

1. A deck is an overall solid investment that increases the value of your home, even in a down housing market. You can expect to recoup at least 70-80% of your building expenses when you go to sell your home.

Should I build a roof over my deck?

Can I put a roof over my deck? Sure, you can install a roof over your deck to protect it. The cover is better to build along with the deck; it’s easier to do everything at once.

How do you winterize a deck?

3 Steps to Winterize Your Deck

  1. Step 1: Inspect. Inspect the entire deck. Check for loose screws, damaged boards, loose handrails, etc.
  2. Step 2: Clean. Sweep debris off your deck. Wash the deck with a bleach-free cleaner or mild soap and water.
  3. Step 3: Protect. Make sure your deck is completely dry.

How much does it cost to put a roof over my deck?

An average cost for a roof over a deck is an estimated $55-$70 per sq. ft. (psf). You can expect to pay between $16,500 and $28,000 to put a roof over your deck depending on the size.

Why do you need a cover for a deck?

A deck covering adds style and prolongs the life of a deck. Warm summer nights spent with friends and family on the outdoor deck: They don’t get any better than these. As a focal point for relaxation, outdoor grilling or just catching some rays, your deck should be pleasing to the eye as well as functional.

Is it correct practice to cover my Deck substructure?

It was a young DIY built deck and the photo shows the substructure ready to receive its new top. Fearful that the substructure might rot, the deck owner had taken additional measures to ‘protect’ the timber from moisture ingress by covering them in blue plastic but inadvertantly had done quite the opposite instead.

Do you need to build a roof over your deck?

How to Build a Roof Over My Existing Deck. Summer may be over, but it’s the perfect time to start building a roof over your deck for next year’s sunny season. If you’re looking to enjoy the great outdoors right from your backyard while still getting some relief from the sun or rain, a roof over your deck or patio is the perfect solution.

Is it OK to put plastic between deck boards?

Using plastic in this way will trap moisture, heighten the exposure risk and no doubt shorten the life of the structure. Likewise a weed suppressant membrane should not be installed between the deck boards and joists; another error we’ve seen on more than one occasion.