If you own a wooden deck, it will likely take a lot of ear and tear. This is only natural, and it’s a good indicator that you’re getting as good usage out of your deck. Over time, foot traffic and exposure to sunlight or other natural elements can end up causing some damage. Caring for a wood deck can be challenging, but we have you covered. Use these tips for keeping your wood deck look in good condition.
Prevent Grease Accumulation
Many people use their wood deck as an outdoor cooking space by installing a grill. That’s a great way to use your deck, but you do want to remember always to use a grease catcher. If you don’t use a grease catcher, you risk grease stains building up within your deck which can be challenging to remove.
Sweep Your Deck
Take the time to regularly sweep your deck off and prevent the accumulation of dirt or leaves. These can ultimately stain your deck and cause issues if left unattended.
Seal Your Wooden Deck
Your deck should be permanently sealed. This should be done every three years, which protects against the natural elements and prevents fading or discoloration. You can do this yourself, but the deck’s surface must be cleaned entirely, and if doing it yourself, you may want to do it annually to ensure you’re covering your bases and providing your deck is in optimal condition.
Do Repairs Promptly
If any damage occurs, you want to take care of it sooner rather than later. Rotted boards need to be replaced immediately. Otherwise, you may have to replace the entire deck later. Taking the time to tighten loose boards or railings and loose components can make your deck unsafe.
Trust Eastern Shore Porch and Patio
When you embark on your next project for your property, trust Eastern Shore Porch and Patio to help. We service Bethany Beach, Ocean City, Lewes, Salisbury, and the Delmarva area. You can request a quote today! If you have questions or concerns, call us at 302-436-9520 or send us an email at email@example.com. For updates and ideas, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.