Do you have a deck at home? If so, there are many ways for you to design it and make it look its best. Designing a deck can be tougher than it appears because there are so many questions that need answering. What railings are best to use? Where should the steps go? What decking material should I use for the floorboards? One other question to ponder is what deck color you’ll want to have. Choosing the right deck color can have a big impact on how much you enjoy your outdoor landscape, and sometimes, it may even influence the amount of return you make on your deck. When considering what deck color to get, here is what to keep in mind.
Think About the Weather
You’ll want to consider what kind of weather you normally get where you live. The color that suits your deck the best will depend on your weather conditions. As an example, if your yard is prone to experiencing plenty of pollen in the springtime, you might want a lighter deck color so that the pollen is less noticeable. Light colors can also be better if you live in a hot area because your deck boards won’t absorb as much heat. In contrast, dark colors can be better if you have pets or small children because they can sometimes track dirt and mud onto your deck, and dark colors help hide the dirt more easily.
Complement Your House
Your deck will be seen right alongside your home, and because of this, it’s in your best interest to have a deck color that goes well with the color of your house. By going with a color that matches the house, your deck will be sure to not look out of place in your outdoor landscape. This will help make the appearance of your home more pleasing overall.
Find an Option in the Middle
If you are having a tough time choosing a deck color, you can go with a more neutral color. These colors are fairly safe, and they go well with almost any look. Just find a neutral color you like to serve as the floor, and then pair it with a dark color along your deck’s border. This way, your deck will have enough visual contrast to stand out and become a focal point of your yard.
Contact Albaugh & Sons
Since 2003, Albaugh & Sons, LLC has been dedicated to meeting the fencing, decking, and home remodeling needs of homeowners throughout the greater Frederick area. All of our team members are experienced, well-trained, and committed to exceeding the expectations of every customer.