How to Properly Maintain Your Deck
Your deck is an investment, and most likely you want to be able to enjoy it for years to come. However, without proper maintenance, decks can begin to show wear and tear very quickly.
If you want to keep your deck looking beautiful for as long as possible, try following these simple tips for properly maintaining your deck:
Paint Your Deck with Stain and Sealant
If your deck is made of wood, then it will require more maintenance than decks that are constructed from composite material. Even treated wood can become susceptible to damage, especially with regard to water damage. One of the best ways to prolong the life of your deck is to invest in a high quality stain and sealant. Doing so will give your deck a rich color, and will seal out any moisture that could lead to decay.
Address Any Necessary Repairs
Over time, your deck will begin to exhibit wear and tear such as split wood and loose nails. Set aside some time to replace damaged wooden boards, and hammer loose nails back into place. Not only will this improve your deck’s image, but it will make your deck safer as well.
Invest in Regular Deep Cleaning
All decks collect dirt over time, which can eventually create an unappealing gray color. In addition to routinely sweeping away any debris that accumulates on the surface of your deck, consider investing in a power wash. Regularly power washing your deck will remove this layer of dirt, making your deck look like new.
Please contact us to learn more about what Major Painting Company can do to help you maintain your deck.