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Here Are Three Winter Maintenance Tips For Your Deck

Eastern Shore Porch Patio Deck Winter Maintenance

Keep your deck in good condition with these tips.

The winter season should be about taking care of your outdoor living space. Your outdoor living space is your refuge, which makes your deck no different. You should make sure that you conduct winter maintenance on your deck. Here are some helpful suggestions for you to consider for winter maintenance.

Winter Maintenance Includes Cleaning

A thorough wash is the first step in maintenance. Grab a sturdy broom and work your way between the boards as best you can. Then, clean off any remaining dirt, dust, or debris. After sweeping, use a brush with a long handle and a cleaning solution to clean off your deck. Repeat this procedure if there are any problem areas to clean. We do not recommend using bleach to clean because it can discolor specific areas.

Stain And Seal Your Deck

Keep in mind that this is only applicable to wooden decks. A stain will shield a hardwood deck from UV rays, which destroy wood. This procedure also improves the appearance of the deck. You may also stain the material with different colors to change the design of your outdoor living room. Even if staining does not occur regularly, it is best to apply a sealant regularly. A sealer protects against UV radiation and keeps the wood from drying out or cracking. If your yard faces the sun, consider putting a sealer every three years will help to preserve the wood.

Consider Upgrades Or A New Deck

A deck may require cosmetic and practical changes from time to time. Solar deck lights, for example, are contemporary and provide additional safety and security. You may add shade to your outside space by installing a pergola or an umbrella. A deck heater or fire pit can also be a fantastic heat source if you enjoy your deck during the winter.

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 For updates and ideas, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.


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