Halco Fence a northern Virginia deck designer and builder for 36 years, thinks it is a good idea to explore your options for heating your deck. While we have previously discussed the safety of fire pits on this site, it is time to talk about other outdoor heaters.
With the weather in NOVA, an outdoor heater can extend the amount of time you spend on your deck or patio. (If you are considering a new deck, be sure to consider space for outdoor heaters.)
One of the most popular deck and patio heaters out there are that free-standing “mushroom shaped” outdoor heater. These can be powerful enough to warm up a larger area, run-on propane, gas, or electricity, and are an efficient and effective way to warm up your outdoor space. These outdoor heaters come in a variety of styles, and you can get them from most home improvement stores.
Another outdoor heater is an infrared heater. What is interesting about these electric heaters is that they can be used in a more inconspicuous way, such as being attached to deck railings or an umbrella stand. Some heaters also come in a free-standing option.
If you have a small space, tabletop heaters may be all you need. These propane, natural gas and electric outdoor heaters can be placed on a table, bench, or deck.
As always, follow the directions of the manufacturer, and use common sense with these outdoor heaters. If you would like more information about a new deck with space for outdoor heaters, please contact Halco Fence. Halco Fence. specializes in deck design, construction, throughout all of NOVA.