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3 Tips To Help You Keep Your Deck Looking New All Summer Long

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If you are one of the many homeowners out there who enjoys making use of their home’s deck for gatherings of family and friends, you are no doubt excited about the upcoming summer and all of the potential it holds. With that being said, if you are planning on making heavy use of your deck in the coming season, one of the best things you can do right now before summer begins in earnest is to go over and ensure that your deck is getting the proper care it needs to make it safely through the coming season and come out the other side looking and performing its best. Your deck is a high-traffic area, and between the constant tread of feet, as well as the heat, the beating of the sun’s rays, and the rain, your deck definitely has the odds stacked against it. In order to keep your deck looking good this season, and for many more to follow, our team of professionals have taken the time to put together this short list highlighting several helpful tips.

Get Your Deck Inspected

Between the harsh weather of winter and the spring rains, the weather can really be a factor that ruins your deck over time, which is why it is so important to have a professional come out and give your deck a thorough inspection at least once every year either in the spring or at the beginning of summer. During this inspection, our team of professionals will keep an eye out for loose boards, protruding nails, screws, and any other signs of damage that could potentially lead to further issues in the months ahead. In addition to the aesthetic factors, our team of experts will also inspect all of the supporting framework and joints to ensure everything is sturdy, safe, and secure. This will help identify any areas that are in need of immediate repair so no issues are left to linger and be a danger to you and your family.

Wash Your Deck

Coming out of spring, and all the moisture that comes along with it, washing your deck is one of the more important things you can do as we move into summer. Washing your deck will help to prevent the growth of mold and mildew, which can slowly start to eat away at and deteriorate your deck over time if they are left to their own devices. A professional washing can also be important in a sense because it primes and prepared your deck for our next tip.

Stain & Seal Your Deck

After you’ve had a professional give your deck a thorough washing, it is time to apply a brand new stain and seal it. A proper stain and seal for your deck will help to waterproof the surface, protecting the wood of your deck from warping, rotting, and cracking by preventing the absorption of moisture. Call our Santa Cruz deck and landscaping maintenance team at Danscapes today.

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