Sustainability and eco-friendliness aren’t just trends these days; they are a way of living. With evident proof of the impact of activities such as excessive tree cutting and constant plastic pollution, people have become more conscious of how they contribute to the rising global problem.
While our current environmental problems aren’t the type to be solved overnight, we can still help in our own little way. As the old saying goes, “Little strokes fell great oaks”. We can definitely start doing something, no matter how small it can be, to help minimize our carbon footprint and contribute to the fight against global warming and climate change.
You can start your initiative by setting up our household to be more environmentally friendly. Whether it’s through switching cleaning products or using sustainable materials, there’s definitely something you can do for the environment right at home.
One area of your home you can turn into a more eco-friendly area is your deck. It’s one area of the house that can have a considerable impact on the environment, so switching to sustainable choices when working on it is a positive step toward helping Mother Nature.
Here are some ideas to consider for an eco-friendly home deck:
Switch to Energy-Efficient Lighting
Choose LED or even better, solar-powered lighting for your outdoor area. This can help you lower your energy consumption and even your utility bills in the long run.
Pick Lower-Maintenance Plants
If you’re into gardening or landscaping and would like to incorporate some greenery into your deck, local plants requiring less water and maintenance are the way to go. This will help you lower your water consumption while maintaining your deck’s natural beauty.
Utilize Renewable Sources
Using renewable energy to power your deck and installing a rainwater harvesting system can definitely do wonders for you and your household.
Consider Sustainable Practices
If you have any ongoing projects on your deck or you’re looking to start one, always ensure that the construction or installation process will have minimal impact on the environment by using energy-efficient equipment, minimizing waste, and recycling our repurposing materials.
Use Composite Deck Materials
If you ever have to switch out your deck floorboards or you’re just installing a new deck in general, opt for composite materials instead. Trex, for instance, is your leading low-maintenance and eco-friendly deck material. It is highly durable and weather-resistant so you can be sure it will last you for years to come.
Need Help With Your Deck?
If you need expert help and opinion on how to care for your deck, or if you’re looking to start switching to eco-friendly decking options, you’ve come to the right place.
Northwest Decks is your leading deck-building company in Tacoma and its surrounding areas in the Gig Harbor and Kitsap Peninsula areas. We are proud to offer Trex, a sustainable decking material awarded as a sustainable brand leader in the decking industry.
If you want to know more about our services and how we can help you make your dream deck, don’t hesitate to call us at (253) 858-3130 or (360) 731-8445. You can also set up an appointment with our team through our website. We’re definitely looking forward to serving you!