The most memorable times of summer and warm weather happen right in your back yard on your deck. Decks are a place of sitting in your favorite poolside chair, eating grilled food with your friends and family, bonding over laughs, and enjoying that summer sun that makes all your worries go away. At Lakeside Exteriors we completely understand the importance of keeping your deck in perfect condition. Here are a few ways you can prepare your deck for the winter weather.
Keeping Your Deck Squeaky Clean
Ground-in dirt and barbecue stains can ruin your deck’s appearance and cause damage to the wood. Exposure to sun & moisture can cause wood to turn gray and create the perfect conditions for the growth of mold, mildew, moss and algae. All these conditions make it important to clean your deck thoroughly to remove the remnants of summer and get it ready for winter.
You can use a bleach-free cleaner specifically formulated for wood to restore your deck to its natural beauty without yellowing. You can find cleaners that loosen and lift dirt, and they remove gray, weathered wood and stains from mold and mildew to prepare the deck for a new protective coating. Just attach the applicator to an ordinary garden hose and spray. If your stained or painted deck has seen better days, consider stripping any faded or deteriorating finish prior to applying a water-repellent sealer or stain.
A Protective Finish
After you are done scrubbing and cleaning your deck it is very important to apply a water-repellent finish to protect your deck against the damaging effects of winter. Moisture such as ice, snow, sleet and rain can harm an unprotected surface, which can cause splitting, cracking and warping. You want to make sure that you give us a call so we can suggest for you the perfect products to use on your deck to protect it with a clean and durable finish.
Lakeside Exteriors Decks
We know that most of your warm weather moments are spent on your deck. At Lakeside Exteriors we want you to have a good lookin’ deck for years to come. Keeping your deck protected during the winter is very important and will ultimately save your money in the end. If you do not have a deck, and are wanting to put one in to enjoy it for this next summer give us a call and we can answer any questions you might have.