The Best Way to Care for Your Deck

Posted May 1, 2021 in Roofing tips

With springtime just around the corner, there’s arguably no better time to kick off this year’s deck season. Before you get too excited though, it’s a good idea to give yourself a quick refresher on how to clean decks and give them the care that they deserve. 

If you’re ready to get yourself on a regular deck maintenance schedule and need a helping hand to get started, then you’ve come to the right place. 

The home design and renovation professionals at Let It Rain Ltd. are here to walk you through a quick guide on the best ways to care for your deck and add lasting value to your property.

 

Inspect

You can’t do much of anything with your deck if you don’t know where to begin. 

A deck inspection is typically a great first step toward spotting and fixing any deck issues such as nails or screws that are poking out from your wood. This is also the best time for you to ensure any loose fasteners are secure and in place below your deck’s surface.

Inspecting your deck and fixing any problems that you notice can reduce the long-term time and energy that you would need to invest in your deck maintenance. 

Do your due diligence and inspect and fix your deck to the best of your abilities before you move on to other maintenance tasks. 

 

Clean

Up next on your list is giving your deck a proper, thorough cleanup. 

Your deck is constantly accumulating particles such as dirt and dust from the air as well as hazardous chemicals released from carbon emissions and exhaust fumes. When this happens, a wooden deck can gradually lose its luster and become increasingly hard to clean. 

A quality deck cleaner such as trisodium phosphate that contains cleaning detergent is just the thing you need to quickly and efficiently clean your deck. At Let It Rain, we recommend using a deck cleaner from your local department store along with an ample amount of warm water. 

Use your deck cleaner and warm water to scrub your deck clean of any blemishes to its surface and, for good measure, finish off your cleaning with a small cup of chlorine bleach that you can add to your deck-cleaning solution.

 

Stain & Seal

You simply cannot consider your deck maintenance complete without properly staining and sealing it. The final step toward bringing out the best of your deck’s design and layout includes cleaning and brightening it. 

Stain and seal your deck to provide it the final touches it needs to look lustrous and brand new. 

Begin this step by purchasing a high-quality deck-sealing product that can eliminate water saturation from your deck’s wood and keep it from cracking and drying afterward. These sealers also make it hard for the water to seep back into your deck’s wood and can prevent harmful UV rays from the sun that can cause further damage. 

 

Don’t Leave Your Deck’s Performance to Chance any Longer!

It can be tempting to renege on your deck-cleaning duties and fall off a regular schedule of deck maintenance. However, deteriorating decks not only affect the look and feel of your home but can also bring down your property’s overall cost. 

Don’t let your deck fall to the wayside; stay ahead of the game by working with a team of home renovation professionals like those at Let It Rain Ltd. We are here to keep your deck in the best shape possible, year-round.

If you’re tired of leaving your deck’s performance to chance, don’t keep waiting for a solution to appear out of thin air. Get in touch with us today!

Call us at 1-877-686-7246 or visit our contact page to get a free estimate.

Let it rain!