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Re-oiling Your Deck During Fall: Good or Bad Idea?

Oiling your deck is usually done during spring to get the best looking deck for the summer BBQ’s and outdoor parties. Not a lot of people think of re-oiling their deck in fall just before the winter months hit but it’s a missed opportunity to give your deck a little protection from the rain and snow.

Wood is a naturally permeable material that absorbs and releases humidity and constantly adjusts to its environment. If wood is left on its own in a decking application, it will swell, crack, and deteriorate very quickly.

Domestic woods all share these characteristics and require water sealing every single time. Something that’s necessary if you want your deck to last more than a few years.

The density and hardness that characterizes our Brazilian Hardwoods already help curve the damage that constant snow and rain has on wood and without any oiling it’ll last for several decades; but applying oil gives the surface of each board a more impermeable layer for the winter months.

The combination of Ipe Oil and the wood’s natural density will undoubtedly help it arrive in spring with little damage making preparation for summer a lot easier.

3 Easy Steps To Maintain Your Deck in Fall

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.
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