How to Keep Your Wood Deck Looking Good

AFTERA wood deck can last for years if properly cared for, on the other hand it can also deteriorate very quickly if it is not properly taken care of.  If you take care of your deck it will last a long time and also look good.  Taking the time to follow a few simple preventive tips to wood deck care will also help cut down an the maintenance required too.

Wood decks take a lot of abuse year round.  Winter snow and ice accumulation can rot and warp your deck.  Fall can bring dead leaves accumulating on the deck surface trapping water and dirt that will also cause rot.  Summertime brings harsh UV rays for the sun that can cause the wood to dry out and fade.  Spring rains can bring rain water pooling up causing rot and mold growth.

Wood Deck Tips

1).  The most important thing is to NOT trap dirt.  Keep your wood deck free from dirt by sweeping it regularly.  Clean under pot and planters.

2).  If you have a grill on your deck you should remove the grease from the deck surface.  Grease stains are hard to remove so it is a good idea to just keep it off of your deck.  You a grease catcher.

3). Regular sweeping will prevent leaves and dirt accumulation.

4). Keep you deck sealed.  Reseal your deck every two to three years.

5).  During winter it is important to keep your deck shoveled even if it is not in use.  Keeping wet snow and ice off your deck will help it last longer.

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