4 Ways to Use Your Outdoor Deck in the Winter

We live on our decks in the summer – enjoying the sunshine, reading outdoors and watching the children play. When the weather starts to get cooler however, our decks become less and less used. We want your outdoor spaces to be usable year-round, so we’ve rounded up some of our favorite ways to use your deck in the winter.

How to Throw a Football Party

Football season is right around the corner. Lucky for us Texans, the weather is still nice enough to barbecue and watch the game outside.

If you’re throwing this year’s kickoff football party, here are a few things you can do to make it a success.

Is It Safe to Grill on a Wooden Deck?

Luckily for grilling maestros, when you take proper precautions to protect a wood deck from the hazards of cooking, a fire is highly unlikely to break out.

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According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), an average of 16,600 patients were admitted to emergency rooms with grill-related injuries between 2012 and 2016.

Wood decks are a popular location for grilling, and it’s common knowledge that wood and fire don’t mix. If you own a wood deck and want to grill on your deck read the following tips.

How to Choose a Deck Material

Deck Materials - Austex Fence DeckA deck is a huge investment in your outdoor space, and if you’re going to take on such a large project, you want to be sure it will last. Part of the key to a deck’s longevity is the material you choose. Here are the pros and cons of some of the most popular deck material options.

How to Care for Your Deck

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How to Care for Your Deck

The days are quickly heating up here in Texas, so many homeowners are taking to the outdoors to get their yards ready for summer cookouts and parties. Although mowing the lawn and doing some landscaping should be on your to-do list, the heart of your backyard entertainment space is your deck, which likely requires some TLC if it’s going to be used extensively this year.