Tips On Maintaining Your Deck


Do you own a house with a deck? Decks are really cool places to relax, enjoy the morning sun, entertain guests or to enjoy good weather. When properly maintained, it could be an area that attracts people to your home. However, you need to take care to ensure your deck is clean and well-maintained.

House Deck Cleaning Cleaning Tips

Here are some of the tips to keep your deck clean and looking lovely

  1. Carefully examine your deck every year. Check for things like missing or loose boards, protruding nails, and dirt in between and under boards.  You may need to replace screws or nails in your deck if it is lifting.  Your handyman or builder can do this type of work for you.
  2. Thoroughly clean the deck from dust and dirt. Blast out debris between the boards using a power washer. Make sure to use a hose that allows you to adjust the water pressure.
  3. Be sure to seal your deck a few weeks after its completion. Sealing the deck can enhance its look and contribute to its durability. There are some great products available at your local hardware store and various types of deck tints that look great.
  4. If you are considering painting your deck with solid colors, you must understand that it will not provide the same level of protection as using clear sealants. However, solid color paint can be good on vertical surfaces such as hand railings or balusters.  Colored decks will need to be maintained and take more time to look after.

Maintaining your deck is a commitment, but you can get your local handyman or builder to do the work for you.

Author: Clarissa Leary

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