Deck maintenance is important during the summer months. There are several considerations when it comes to keeping your deck looking beautiful and safe to utilize. Part 1 of this blog series noted that washing the deck, removing any bad nails, and maintaining the outdoor furniture are all important aspects of deck maintenance. Here are 3 more considerations when it comes to summer deck maintenance: Summer Deck Maintenance Tips
Clean the Wood and Railings
Clean the wood and railings. Cleaning your deck can be as simple as washing it with mild soap and water, but if you want to take it a step further, you'll need to use a soft bristle brush. Don't use harsh chemicals; if your deck is made of composite material, then it may be damaged by harsh cleaners. If you have no time whatsoever for cleaning but still want to keep your home looking good this summer, consider hiring a decking contractor to professionally clean and help maintain your deck.
Maintain the Foliage Around the Deck
A good way to maintain your deck this summer is by maintaining the foliage and trees near your deck. Many homeowners like utilizing the deck and enjoying the nature & outdoors. However, if you have excessive growth near your deck, it could pose a hazard to your deck and safety. Ensure your trees are properly trimmed and healthy so branches don’t unexpectedly fall and cause damage. Severe weather can cause overgrown or unhealthy foliage to wreak havoc on your deck and your home’s exterior, so being proactive and maintaining your yard is key.
Consider Redoing Your Deck
Maintaining your deck is vital if you want to keep utilizing it as a safe and beautiful outdoor space. However, if you are noticing that your deck is starting to have damage in multiple places, it may be a good idea to reassess your deck. Consider the age of your deck and the amount of maintenance it’s gotten throughout the years. Is wood rot starting to impact your boards? Are the railings starting to become loose? Are the footings becoming unstable? There are many things to consider when it comes to potentially redoing your deck. Homeowners benefit from hiring a decking contractor to assess the deck for safety and to make recommendations, whether it be to replace certain parts or to determine if you could benefit from redoing your deck. Many homeowners are considering redoing their wood deck and getting a composite deck because composite decks are extremely durable and can withstand harsh weather conditions. Composite decks also require less maintenance compared to wood decks. Contact your local decking contractors for more information!
If you are ready to make some changes to your deck or need assistance with deck maintenance, don’t hesitate to contact Cuzzin Construction. We are your local decking contractors in Woodbury MN and are proud to offer many decking services that will benefit your home. Contact us today to learn more and watch for Part 3 of this blog series.