Do you have a wood deck? If so, it is important to know how to maintain your deck properly. With good maintenance, your deck will be in great shape and last a long time. But without proper care, the wood can deteriorate quickly. In this blog post, we’re going to discuss how to maintain your deck by cleaning, inspecting for problems, and repairing any damage that has occurred. We’ll also talk about ways you can prevent further deterioration of the wood by applying certain sealers or other treatments.
Clean Your Deck
The first step in maintaining a deck should be sweeping off the leaves and dirt from winter storms or removing them before they get there if possible (a good idea for decks near trees). This prevents any grime or moss from forming on the deck. It also prevents dirt and grime from getting into cracks in the wood, which can deteriorate it.
If you have a pressure washer or steam cleaner, use that to clean off any oil spills, stains, or other things that may be on your deck now.
Regularly Inspect The Wood
The next step is to inspect the deck. Look for boards that are rotting, warped, or broken. If you find any of these issues, they need repairing before they get worse and cause more problems.
Look at the joists (the beams on which your deck rests) in addition to checking out all other parts of the deck including stairs, railings, and the underside of your wood patio.
Repair Any Issues
If you find any issues, it’s time to repair them. This may include replacing rotted boards, fixing warped ones with a hammer or sander (if possible), fixing loose nails, and repairing broken stairs, railings, and other parts of the deck that need attention.
What Else Can You Do?
- Deck furniture should be moved on a schedule to avoid uneven coloration and wear patterns.
- Trim nearby trees and other plants to slow down the wood rotting process and make it more difficult for insects to destroy your deck from within.
Deck Sealer Versus Deck Stain
How can you keep your deck looking good for a long time? You need to protect your wood from the damaging sun!
Deck sealers are great water protectors and they’re easy to apply. But deck staining is better. Because it will last longer and it protects from UV rays as well. A darker stain offer more protection, but you should still choose one that matches the style of your home.
Call Your Local Deck Maintenance Professionals
From deck cleaning to staining and restoration, we do it all. Call the Curb Appeal Pros today for help with wood deck maintenance. Why call us?
Our pressure washing equipment will help us to clean and protect your deck, patio, or other outdoor living space. You can trust that our experts are trained in how to use the right level of water penetration for optimal results without harming any wood surfaces like yours.
We make sure not only do we choose environmentally-friendly detergents but also ones kind enough never harm pets or children when they come out into contact with them on your property!
- Save time with our professional cleaning services.
- Your deck will be free of spiderwebs and other harmful insects.
- We can stop stains from destroying the appeal of your patio.
- Extend the life of your deck.
- Your beautiful wood patio will be the talk of the neighborhood.