Add Heaters to Your Deck
Heaters are safe to use on your deck, but it is important to find the right type of heater for your deck. For instance, patio heaters, fire pits, and portable fireplaces have become quite popular and each provides a unique type of heat to your outdoor space.
Adding heating to your deck is actually one of the best ways to prepare your deck for winter. A heating element performs a dual function: keeping your space warm for gatherings and creating an interesting focal point for your deck all year round.
But which outdoor heater is the best for a deck in the winter? Again, that depends. To find out how to heat a deck in the winter, you need to search for the appropriate deck heating option to fit your unique needs. Some heaters produce more heat, run for longer durations, or are more cost-effective than others.
For instance, wood decks are highly combustible. For this reason, wood-burning fire pits are not often suited for use on wood decks and only some gas-fueled fire pits are safe to use. Composite decking, which includes wood and recycled materials combined with plastic, is not flame resistant.