With the pleasant temperatures outside, you’ll likely want to spend more time relaxing on your deck. Perhaps you’ll invite your family over for a Labor Day celebration or decorate your deck for trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Whatever you do, it’s essential to know that autumn is the perfect time for some deck maintenance.
Depending on where you live, fall might offer the right temperature for staining your deck. For best results, most stains should only be applied when the temperature is below 90 degrees Fahrenheit but above 50. Since fall tends to bring less rain than spring, it’s the ideal time to put down a good coat of stain. Since the weather is so pleasant in autumn, it’s also a good time to tackle other outdoor projects like adding aluminum balusters for decks.
Before the dreariness of winter sets in, you’ll want to also swap out your deck furniture. Choose something durable and water-resistant. You might want to consider adding an outdoor rug for some additional comfort or even create a barrier from the cold with a permanent deck covering. Whatever you do, be sure to get your home improvement projects done before it dips below freezing!