The fall is approaching, and the weather is cooling down. It’s time to start thinking of how to transition the deck for the cold. It doesn’t have to be spring or summer to enjoy your outdoor living space; there are ways to enjoy it in the autumn and winter as well. There are three main options for how to keep warm on your deck.
One of the most efficient ways to heat your outdoor space is with patio heaters. Patio heaters heat an area through radiant heat, which directs its warm rays toward a limited area. They can be powered by propane, natural gas, or electricity. When a patio heater runs on propane, it has a tank conveniently hidden within its base. In any case, you will need a professional installer to connect the patio heaters to their power source.
As for shape, size, and design, the options range greatly. Some can mount to the ceiling or walls, some can stand by themselves anywhere you please, some sit on tabletops, and some go into the floor. A professional can help you determine how many and what kind you may need.
The second form of outdoor heating is the most traditional: the fire pit. These also come in various forms and with various perks. For example, you could go with a permanent fire pit, or you could go with a portable one that you can remove from time to time. You can also consider if you’d like one fueled by gas or wood, or whether you’d like one that has surfaces for serving food around it. If you have a fire pit, you will need to make sure it is set on a fireproof surface rather than directly on a wooden deck or grass. It may also need to be a specific number of feet away from the house. Look up your area’s rules on the subject to find out.
Hot Tub or Spa
The third way to keep warm on your deck is a luxurious way one. A hot tub or other spa variation is one of the top accessories for any deck. Hot tubs host great health benefits as well as a way to socialize and relax. Just make sure that your deck can hold the extra weight of a hot tub and adjust accordingly to your pre-existing or future deck installation.
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