As fall sweeps by and we begin to think of winter, now is the time many property owners want to do some last minute upgrading to the property. One such way to preserve the outdoor property is to upgrade or maintain the apartment decking. Aside from the aesthetic value of new decking, you also want to be sure that your residents are safe. According to Consumer Reports, an unsafe deck may not be noticeable to the casual observer. So, you may need to have the maintenance crew perform a safety check before deciding if you want to replace or refinish a deck that is beginning to show signs of wear. When you decide to upgrade the decking in your multi-housing community, here are the choices that will make the residence stand out.
Composite decking is getting more popular because of its durability and resistance to warping, rotting, staining, and splintering. The decking material is composed of wood particles and plastic fibers. The compressed fibers give the overall wood a resiliency. You may pay a bit more in the beginning but they are very low maintenance. You won’t need to sand or re-stain in a few years.
There are a variety of different types of woods. From exotic hardwood to redwood to economy pressure-treated wood, natural wood is still widely used for decks. The price upfront is less, but you periodically have to stain it. Also, the initial staining will need to complement the home or the community.
When you think of aluminum, you probably think of bright silver chrome, but the aluminum used for decks is painted to look similar to other decking materials. One decking system called LockDry has a unique built-in gutter just beneath the deck. This is an excellent choice if you have an upper deck. That way the patio or deck beneath it stays dry.
Decks can add a lot of pizzaz to a property. People enjoy sitting out on the deck and cooking out on it. When you consider updating your decks, it’s important to think about what materials will work best for your community. At Marquette Management, we are bringing you the best in multi-housing trends and ideas. Contact us for more tips on your property. The best place to live, work, and invest!Back to all posts