Not administering timely, proper care for your deck may have terrible consequences. Late spring to mid-summer is a time where a homeowner may perform the most life-sustaining, useful repairs and maintenance for their deck. But, though the days grow longer in the summertime, it may be challenging for people to motivate themselves to conduct these time-consuming activities.
The care you take today will have a huge impact upon how long the deck is going to last. A little split here, a little wear there; if you neglect these things, you might take years off the life of your deck.
The two most critical maintenance routines that are best conducted at the spring’s end and early summer include sealing and washing. As a deck is sealed and washed, it’s protected from rot and mildew for a prolonged time period, and preserves it for another season of summer enjoyment. Within the process of washing, the homeowner has to be careful to clean nooks and crannies out, and use the right cleaning solutions for their unique decking material.
According to the experts, it’s better to clean your deck as the weather is cool. That way, the cleaning solution will not evaporate in the hot heat and will generate the best results. Also, clear and mild weather is optimal for sealing. Deck sealing oftentimes requires sanding and replacement of rotted planks, and replacement of nails that were pushed up. Property owners are recommended to talk to a decking supplier on the subject of toners and sealants, to ensure that the correct solutions are applied for the longest-lasting effects.
At Triangle Legacy, no job is too big or too small AND we are firm believers that one size does not fit all! For all your deck repair and maintenance needs, call us at (301) 523-9419 and tell us how we can help you.