With winter approaching, many homeowners seek ways to safeguard their houses from the harsh effects. Some focus on insulating the attic and basement, while others use caulking and weather-stripping around doors and windows to minimize air leaks and drafts. Unfortunately, some homeowners are so concerned about keeping their inside warm that they overlook what is outside their property, particularly their decks. It would help if you winterized your deck like other parts of your home to avoid harmful elements from the winter. Continue reading to find out why you should winterize your deck this winter.
Make Sure That Your Deck Is Inspected
When attempting to safeguard your home’s deck from the damaging effects of winter, you should consider getting it evaluated by the experts at Eastern Shore Porch & Patio. You can also check your deck for missing screws, broken composite boards, or loose railings. Then you can make the necessary repairs and modifications. Don’t hesitate to let us assist you with your winterization process.
Be Sure To Clean Your Deck
It’s time to clean up your deck once it’s been examined and repaired. Sweep away any accumulated dirt, and then scrub your deck with a bleach-free cleanser or a mixture of soap and water using a brush. You can also use a power washer to help remove soap and any heavily saturated stains.
Trim The Surrounding Landscape
Branches and leaves from your yard trees are among the most typical causes of a damaged or soiled deck in the winter. These elements retain moisture that causes further problems for your deck. With this in mind, decking building pros strongly advise clipping your branches while caring for your deck throughout the winter to prevent them from messing up your decking.
Put Your Furniture In Storage
If you have any outdoor furniture on your deck, you should think about storing those items in your garage or basement. By doing so, you can keep them well maintained and from generating problems and causing damage to your deck due to the harsh winter elements.
Apply Sealant Protection To Your Deck
When your deck has completely dried, it is time to apply a sealant for additional protection. Apply a water-repellent finish to your deck to protect it from the water damage caused during winter. You might also stain it to avoid any more problems.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For updates and ideas, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.