Before winter sets in, make sure to give your deck some preventative TLC. Protecting your deck from the elements can prevent costly repairs. It also keeps it looking good and ensures it will be ready for action again when warm weather returns.
Consider tips from Home Pro Exteriors, Inc., your roof repair company, to help your deck survive the coming winter.
Clean Your Deck
The first step is proper and thorough cleaning. Remove dirt, mold and mildew, and those pesky food and sauce stains. Use a pressure washer but do it with care to avoid scarring the boards or splintering the wood. Using a low to medium setting and keep a consistent speed and distance between the spray and the deck.
Use specialized deck cleaning products designed for your type of deck. If your deck has grayed from age, use a bleaching product to lift dirt and stains and lighten the color. Beware that over-bleaching can yellow the wood over time. You can get these products from trusted roof replacement companies like Home Pro Exteriors, Inc.
Strip the Finish
Strip the finish wherever paint or stain has faded before moving on to the sealing stage. Use a stain & finish remover to strip the deteriorating finish. This will ensure that the new stain adheres well and even to the wood.
Stain and Waterproof your Deck
Apply a water-repellent stain to protect your deck from rain, sleet, snow and ice. Be sure to use a stain that suits your deck. A high-quality stain will protect your deck from the elements for up to three years. Get it from your trusted siding contractor. Allow the stain to dry completely before replacing any furniture or decorations.
Use Top-Quality Materials
You won’t have to go through the hassle of maintenance if you choose top quality decking materials. As an alternative to wood, you can opt for composite decking as it’s a cost-effective, low-maintenance option that’s perfect for busy homeowners who might not have time to spare for the nitty-gritty of constant maintenance.
Let Home Pro Exteriors, Inc. help you achieve the dream outdoor experience you envision. We are well-trained and equipped for premium deck repair and construction services. Our team of professionals serves residents of Monroe, NY. Contact us today at (845) 747-0035. We look forward to working with you.