Seal Smart, home of “Never Seal Your Deck Again,” wants you to get the most out of your deck. In today’s blog from Seal Smart, we explain what winter weather can do to your deck or patio.
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Moisture is the bane of your deck’s existence. It can also wreak havoc on your concrete patio. Winter is a horrible time for moisture on your deck or patio because rain, snow, and ice are frequent, leading to long periods of moisture exposure.
Standing snow and ice will melt over time, leading to continuous moisture exposure. Less sunlight during the winter means it takes longer for moisture to dry out.
Moisture can seep into wood and even concrete in the winter. Temperature changes open up cracks in wood, then melting snow and ice seep into the inner structure of the wood. Once the moisture seeps into the wood, colder temperatures cause the moisture to freeze and expand. This leads to even more cracks and blemishes that open in the wood. That’s an invitation to bugs, mold, and mildew later on. Those things lead to rot.
For concrete, ice can expand and cause chips and cracks on the surface. Mold and mildew can start growing in those cracks, which causes unsightly black stains. Although there’s no rot, it still looks bad.
Clear Off Snow and Ice Quickly
Clear off snow and ice quickly from your deck or patio. That way, less moisture seeps into the structure of your outdoor surfaces. While you’re clearing off these items, take a look at your deck or patio for any signs of damage, rot, or cracks that weren’t there before the snow.
Seal Your Deck or Patio
One of the best ways to protect your deck or patio from winter weather is to have a professional company like Seal Smart apply a wood or concrete sealant. Our wood sealant carries a 25-year warranty. Our concrete sealant leaves your patio looking like its original condition before stains, dirt, and mildew built up on it.
Never Seal Your Deck Again From Seal Smart
Need more tips on how to keep your deck or patio in its best condition? Talk to the professional team at Seal Smart. Contact Seal Smart online or call 1-877-273-2511 for more information or to request a free quote.