Keeping Your Deck Safe For Kids

Having a deck provides a wonderful space for the whole family to spend time together while enjoying the outdoors. That deck space will provide even more family enjoyment once its made safe for kids. With that in mind, we offer a few tips for making your deck safer for kids to use.

How to Take Care of Your Deck

Even if you’re making regular use of your deck, maintenance may not always be top of mind. Just as it’s important to maintain your home or yard, it’s also essential to take proper care of your deck so it’ll last season after season.

Some decks require more maintenance than others, depending on the materials used. No matter what your deck is made of, here are some guidelines to follow that’ll help keep your deck looking beautiful year-round:

Cedar Decking vs. Composite Decking

Outdoor decks are still one of the best ways to upgrade your home and add curb appeal, and the options have greatly evolved over the years to be more durable and sustainable.

So, which style of decking will meet your home’s structural needs, budget and allow for the best outdoor living experience? Here, we’ll compare both cedar and composite decking so you can determine what will work best when planning for your new outdoor escape.

21 Deck Privacy Ideas for an Intimate Outdoor Oasis

Updated on August 25th, 2022

Do you dream of evenings spent on your deck without the intrusion of neighbors or noises from nearby roads? Austex understands that everyone’s deck privacy needs are different. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of deck privacy ideas that work for all deck types. Whether you have a raised deck or you’re looking for a way to add privacy to your deck railing, we have an idea for you.

How to Use Your Deck in the Fall

Just because the weather is cooling down doesn’t mean you have to move your entertaining and outdoor living indoors! There are plenty of ways you can take full advantage of your outdoor deck in the cooler seasons; gather some inspiration from our top ideas below!

5 Ideas for Lighting Your Deck

A deck can be the perfect living space extension to your home without having to undergo expensive remodeling and additions. However, if you don’t have adequate lighting set up on your deck, you likely aren’t using it as often as you could be. To maximize the usage of your deck – at any time of day or night – consider adding one, or multiple of our below deck lighting ideas.

Benefits of Adding a Deck to Your House

Let’s face it, no matter how large your home is, it always seems like we’re wishing for more space. More room for entertaining, more space for cooking, and an extra place for the kids to play. Unfortunately, adding an addition to your home isn’t always an option, but there is a more flexible and affordable option – adding a deck.

If you’ve thought about adding a deck before, but are curious about the full benefits you would enjoy with the addition, this post is for you.

Deck Safety Checklist

May is deck safety month, which is the perfect time to review deck safety best practices to ensure your favorite backyard addition is safe for the whole family. Whether you recently added a deck to your backyard, or are interested in adding one, it’s never too late to tackle common deck safety issues. Review our checklist of top deck safety tips and contact us if you need any of the items repaired so your whole family can enjoy your deck for years to come.

How to Child Proof Your Deck

When you add a deck to your home, you want the whole family to be able to enjoy it – including your children! Of course, depending on the age and size of your children, you may have to take some extra precautions to ensure they can safely enjoy it. But if you’re asking yourself where to start when child-proofing your deck, consider this your guide. Below we will cover our top tips for child-proofing your deck in perfect time for summer!

Guide on Composite Decking

If you’re looking to add a deck to your home that’s low maintenance, beautiful, and eco-friendly, look no further than composite decking. However, many consumers don’t even realize this is a material option for their deck. If you’re looking for more information on composite decking, consider this your guide – let’s dive in!