Summer is here! Time to enjoy your deck after spring rains and storms have dissipated.
We want you to get the most out of your deck experience, so take a look at answers to frequently asked questions about summer deck maintenance.
Remove dirt and debris before you start enjoying your deck for summer. Consider a power washer to remove stains, dirt, and gunk. Be careful not to remove any stain or paint while you wash your deck.
Clean it using a special deck cleaning solution to remove any mold, mildew, and dirt. You can use the cleaning solution in a power washer to bring out the shine of your deck.
Maintaining a deck in the summer is relatively easy if you do it every year.
- Inspect your deck for damage, rot, or debris. Remove any dirt, debris, twigs, and leaves leftover from the spring or fall.
- Hammer in any nails that have raised up. Replace them with wood screws instead.
- Move the furniture around. Moving the outdoor furniture around prevents discoloration from the sun as well as preventing water from gathering underneath them. Make sure to rearrange grills, toys, and planters, too.
- Avoid using natural materials for rugs and mats. They have a tendency to trap moisture, which can increase the chances of mold or mildew buildup.
The best way to make your deck last longer is to have it permanently sealed by a professional deck sealing company. This type of sealing is much sturdier than DIY options that last only two to three years. Permanent deck sealing lasts 25 years, letting you enjoy your deck for decades without having to work harder to preserve your deck.
Permanent deck sealing prevents moisture from seeping into the wood, causing mold, mildew, and rot. This helps your wood stay strong over the life of your deck, so you don’t have to repair it as often.