It seems like the answer to this question should be simple enough. You clean and re-oil your hardwood deck when it starts to look faded. But you also have to take into account the season and the type of maintenance you’ve been doing.
The United States is has finally fallen into winter’s frosty grip. While many are jumping for joy with the arrival of winter precipitation, others are dreading shoveling snow off their driveways and decks. We get how annoying it can be to shovel snow every morning. We understand that sometimes you just want to use salt and get it over with. But before you go out and buy salt by the pound, be mindful of the effects it can have on your deck.
Have you ever passed by a store and noticed the color on a poster wasn’t quite right? Or perhaps the color of your car has lost its shine after a few years. What you see are the effect of the sun’s ultra-violet rays.
Winter is here, and although the joy of a beautiful snow covered landscape is great, it’s accompanied by freezing temperatures. These cold winds are also responsible for a lot of our indoor hibernation which can lead to some neglected decks.
Fall has arrived and winter is knocking at the door. A lot of times we shut the doors and focus on what are we going to do in order to stay warm and cozy and don’t even think about our outdoor spaces.
Believe it or not, this time is very crucial in the maintenance of your deck especially if you want it to continue looking beautiful for those warmer spring and summer months. It’s pivotal that you sweep off dead leaves and wash down your deck from time to time. Leaves that are left on the deck can wind up in between each deck board. This can then continue to accumulate and develop into a serious drainage problem when the snow begins to pile on or the rain starts to pour. How bad of a drainage problem? Water can begin to collect on the surface of the board, and with nowhere to go, can lead to the cupping and warping of your deck boards.
We are proud to announce our North Carolina and Florida factories are receiving new CNC molders to reduce production times! The CNC molder in our North Carolina factory will improve production by adding a secondary source of pregrooved, tongue and groove, and siding profiles. In our brand-new Florida facility it will allow us to start custom-milling profiles and reduce the time it takes our customers to receive their materials.
Mother Nature can take a toll on wooden decks. But, with proper cleaning and maintenance, your deck will last for many years. Here are some step-by-step instructions along and an excellent video demonstrating the best way to power wash your deck.