Outdoor Lighting Ideas for Your Backyard

Warm summer nights are coming and you want to soak up as much of that time as possible. To do that, you’ll need lighting! Luckily, there are plenty of affordable and convenient options that you can add to your backyard to keep the fun going all night long. Whether you’re looking for a convenient option that’s quick to string up and a more temporary solution, or you’re looking for someone more long-term and permanent, we have the outdoor lighting suggestions you’re looking for.

Take a look at some of our favorite outdoor lighting options below!

How a Deck Increases the Value of Your Home

While you might be considering adding a deck to your home for your family to enjoy while you live there, it’s always a good idea to keep resale value in the back of your mind. As you continue to add and improve your home, you’ll want to ensure that you won’t be losing money when it comes time to sell your house and move on. Luckily for you, a deck is one of those additions that won’t cause you to lose money; adding a deck to your home will actually improve your home’s value! In 2018 alone, homeowners who added decks to their homes recouped 82% or more of their investment when they sold – not bad for a renovation you’re planning on enjoying.

Take a look below to understand why adding a deck to your home will provide a great return on investment.

Checking Your Deck’s Safety

Warmer weather is near and that means you’re about to be spending a lot more time outside on your deck. Before you start planning for your first summer barbeque, it’s essential to check your deck for common wear and tear that can cause injuries.

Follow our deck safety checklist below and you’ll be safely enjoying your deck in no time.

What is the Deck Building Process Like?

A deck is a functional and attractive addition to any backyard. Not only does it provide a space for outdoor living year-round, but as the summer warmth approaches, it will become the heart of your home for barbequing and summer parties.

Before our team of professionals comes out to build your deck, we think it’s important for you to understand the deck-building process. Below we will dive into the steps you can expect from our team of professionals as they complete the deck of your dreams.

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 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

Deck Maintenance - Austex Fence & Deck

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.