Deck Maintenance Tips

Deck Maintenance Tips

Your home’s new deck still has its warm nd charming aura. But don’t you think it’s beautiful wooden structure requires regular maintenance and protection from harsh weather and dangerous insects?

Your deck gives you the freedom and convenience to enjoy some fresh air in an ample, serene outdoor space. Day or night, you get to spend some time at your deck dining or perhaps getting entertained away from the confines of your home.

But their beautiful look and guaranteed convenience come at a price. Wood decks like the one in the backyard of your home have to endure lots of abuse, particularly as a result of continued exposure to harsh weather conditions. And if you don’t maintain it and ensure it gets proper care, it’s priceless look and grandeur soon becomes a think of the past.  

Here are 5 important tips on how to maintain and protect your deck at home.

  1.    Keep it Clean

You should thoroughly wash your deck frequently, making sure all rotten debris is cleaned and cracks sealed. The wooden deck can rot away if it stays for a long time without proper cleaning. Sweep leaves and gunk off the deck, and you should also trim veggies growing if you happen to have planters in your deck. Use wood cleaner to clean and remove stains and accumulations of dirt.

  1.    Inspect the Deck

After washing your deck, have a keen inspection of it. Look at the corners, nails, and boards. If you happen to notice spoiled or lose planks, it is advisable that you repair it. For worked loose pins from the board, you should replace them too. You will never know which time your wood sealant will be worn out, so you will have to perform a water test to identify when to maintain the wood.

  1.    Apply Stain

Resist solid stains on your deck because it shows wear patterns, and these finishes peel out first. It is recommended that you use an alkyd primer that soaks into the wood and its finish should offer ultraviolet protection.

If you are the kind of a person who waits until your deck stains fade away to stain again, then prepare to experience some cracking which can result in deck rot.

  1.    Seal your Deck

After you have cleaned, stain your deck, and of course, decks are now dry then seal your deck. Your product should repel water and doesn’t fade. Seal your deck to protect it against dew and rains which result to wood will also prevent the wood from cracking and expanding due to direct sun to the wood.

  1.    Get Professional Assistance

If things seem a little hard to manage on your own or you’ve got a busy schedule that you can’t attend to your deck, be sure to give our deck maintenance and deck repair experts at Mountain View Sun Decks. Our professionals will help to ensure that your deck is looking and performing like new. Call us today to book your free deck repair consultation and ask us about our “don’t pay until the job is done” policy.


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