Are you one of those people always looking for ways to use your deck for family or entertainment? Check out these 3 tips for grilling on your deck for Labor Day!

labor day tips

Labor Day weekend is upon us and for many of us that means fun times with family and friends and probably a cook out! Here are some deck ideas & tips for grilling on your deck this Labor Day weekend!

1. Be Safe

Whether you’re having a small gathering or a party for Labor Day, one deck idea that most all agree on, is that cooking out is fun for everyone.

But safety has to come first when it comes to deck grilling – or grilling on the deck.

Here are some grilling safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:
  • Grills should only be used outdoors
  • The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
  • Keep children and pets away from the grill area
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills in the trays below the grill
  • Never leave your grill unattended.

Click here for more deck grilling safety tips.

2. Keep it Fresh

A fun part about grilling out is you have access to try new things. For example, grilling fruits and vegetables is not only adds a different dynamic to the cookout but is also very tasty! Click here for 9 Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Grill.

3. Enjoy the Favorites

If you’re more traditional when it comes to grilling here are the Top 10 Labor Day Meals for you try! Click on the meal for the full recipe.

  1. BBQ Beef Ribs
  2. Memphis Style Rib Rub
  3. Fresh Corn on the Cob
  4. Big Daddy’s Carolina Style Barbecue Sauce
  5. Marinated London Broil
  6. Kansas City Ribs
  7. A Carolina BBQ Rub
  8. Grilled Tri-Tip Roast
  9. Beer in the Butt Chicken
  10. Carne Asada

Wahoo Decks would like to wish you a Happy Labor Day weekend! Remember when using our deck ideas this weekend to stay safe, keep it fresh, and enjoy the favorites.

About Wahoo Decks:

Headquartered in Dahlonega, Georgia, Wahoo Decks is a leading manufacturer of award winning outdoor decking products. Wahoo products have been engineered to be uniquely low maintenance and more resistant to natural elements than traditional decking products. Wahoo Decks offers AridDek, a waterproof aluminum decking product, DryJoistEZ (U.S. Pat. No. 8,276,344), a revolutionary waterproof and structural exterior aluminum joist, and Wahoo Rail, a complete line of aluminum railing kits. For more information about Wahoo Decks, visit www.WahooDecks.com.

Sources:

https://brightnest.com/posts/succulent-savory-5-tips-for-labor-day-grilling

http://bbq.about.com/od/seasonal/tp/laborday10.htm

http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/outdoors/grilling/grilling-safety-tips

https://brightnest.com/posts/you-can-grill-what-9-foods-you-didn-t-know-you-could-grill

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