Some tips and ideas to maintain your terrace, protect the wood and decorate with an arbor, for example. Also follow the photo gallery ...
Beautiful for a long time
A wooden deck is easy and quick to maintain, with one or two interventions a year. A little water, black soap, a broom and a dose of courage are the only ingredients needed. Untreated, naturally gray wood with time. If you do not like this, use a saturator to feed it and protect it from stains and water (Bondex, Cecil, Syntilor). Deep wood can also be cleaned with a de-oiler or de-icer. Composite decks imitating wood also offer great ease of maintenance and good resistance to termites and fungi. If the water is sufficient to clean them, some stain and stain resistant products are available. Finally, stone terraces (natural or reconstituted) or tiles may require the use of a high-pressure cleaner for regular maintenance, but be careful not to damage the joints.
Set up a small corner in the shade
You can create a shaded space without necessarily embarking on too big jobs and without burdening your budget. In addition to the awnings (practical but expensive) or the XL format umbrella, affordable and easy to install solutions exist indeed. This is the case of an arbor. Choose for this a beautiful variety of climbing plant (clematis, passionflower, glycine) that you can also mix, or opt for a vine. Plant in the fall and arm yourself with patience (count three years to really enjoy it). Very popular, shade sails are installed everywhere with ropes passed in fixing rings and connected to poles or a facade. Advantage: they are simple to install ... and remove. Finally, in the case of a veranda without blind, the installation of canisse on the glass surface of the roof will reduce a little summer heat.