5 Great Ways to Enjoy the Simple Pleasures of Summer on Your Deck

Hellooo Summer!

The first week in July is one of the most anticipated weeks of the year in North America when patriotic holidays and vacation time have us enjoying the simple pleasures of life. Whether you are heading out of town to a vacation property or simply staying home on your vacation days, chances are if you have a deck – you are going to be on it this week!

On busy holidays, homeowners that have great outdoor living space often prefer avoiding the crowds and celebrating with friends and family in their own backyard.

Here are a few ways Duradek can help make a good thing better while you enjoy your deck or balcony during your summer holidays.

Enjoy Your Deck By:

1 – Basking in the Sun:

sunbath on the duradek

If you like nothing more than catching some rays as you kick back on a lounger on your deck, this simple pleasure is easy to do from any exposed deck. Just remember to put on the sunscreen for UV protection. UV protection is not overlooked on your Duradek vinyl deck. Duradek vinyl is manufactured with built-in UV inhibitors to protect it from the sun’s damaging rays. In fact, Duradek stands up very well to UV exposure compared to other vinyl options as proven by our Accelerated Weather Testing and 40 years of decking experience. Look at the difference with the same amount of UV exposure on Duradek and another brand of vinyl deck membranes.

Comparing weathering testing results at 1820 MJ UV between Duradek and vinylTD.
This image compares the results of accelerated weathering tests at 1820 MJ UV. Duradek shows very minimal appearance changes while the other vinyl brand has changed drastically.

2 – Lounging in the Shade:

two-level deck by Duradek

If you have a more delicate constitution than your sun-worshipping counterparts, an elevated deck protected with Duradek vinyl provides a great covered area for a lower level deck that allows you to enjoy the summer weather without being exposed to the direct sunlight. (The beauty of this type of deck is that even if a little rain dampens your backyard plans, you can still have that outdoor time with a dry, covered area).

3 – Fun with the Kids:

Your deck is an ideal place to keep the kids engaged and happy with fun crafting projects like painting, coloring or games. With Duradek vinyl, spills are easily cleaned and you don’t have to worry about splinters in little bare feet.

4 – Cooling off in the Pool:

Duradek Pool Surround

If you are fortunate enough to have a pool in your yard, Duradek makes a great surface for pool surrounds. The textured surface provides some slip resistance, and the low maintenance longevity of Duradek vinyl allows you to spend more time in the pool and less time maintaining the pool deck. If you are looking to refresh your pool surround, check out “4 Ways Pool or Hot Tub Areas Benefit From Duradek“.

5 – Barbecues:

Arguably one of the most popular summertime activities, barbecues on the balcony are a great way to enjoy the company of friends and family and makes your deck a great social gathering place. Grease drips, spilled barbecue sauce and condiments are not a problem for the easy-to-clean vinyl deck surface. Just don’t leave the spills too long or a simple wiping off the surface may become a more involved scrubbing cleaning.

All of us at Duradek hope you have a fantastic summer on your decks…and if you are going to party on the patio, do it safely

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