Winter brings some of the harshest weather conditions around. It’s not uncommon this time of year for homeowners to enlist a local home improvement and roofing contractor to help cross some maintenance and repair tasks off their lists.
Preparation is key to keeping your home’s most important parts beautiful and functional all year round. Today, we provide tips on how to winterize your wooden deck.
Thorough Deck Cleaning
Start by moving any plants and outdoor furniture off the deck, and then sweeping off the debris from the wood surfaces. Once the deck is clear of all debris, you can begin cleaning. You can use the good old soap-and-brush combo and plenty of elbow grease or any specialized deck cleaning tools and products you may already own. A pressure washer can help get rid of stains, but be careful when using it. The wrong water pressure could splinter wood and scar the boards.
Stripping the Old Finish
Our construction and roof repair pros recommend stripping the old, worn-out finish on deck surfaces right after cleaning and letting it dry for 24 hours. This prepares the deck for the application of the sealant.
Applying Water Repellent Seal
A high-quality sealant will protect your wood deck from moisture, ice and anything else that can accelerate wood rot. With a new seal, you can be sure your deck will still look good come spring.
Jeff Woods Construction is more than just a trusted local roofing company. We can also design and build a beautiful and functional deck for your backyard. Our pros specialize in quality deck installation using the industry’s latest products and finishes. We have years of experience working on existing decks, including painting and staining, power washing and repairs.
Call us at (931) 787-9107, or fill out our contact form to request a free in-home consultation. Our Tennessee service areas include Crossville and the surrounding areas.