Maintaining Your Deck in the Fall/Winter

Believe it or not, there are a few things you should be doing during the fall and winter months to ensure your deck stays nice.  While not fun it will save you money and effort in the long run.

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It’s pretty simple really.  While the picture shown is nice to look at, the snow sitting on the rails and floor is not good for your deck.  Moisture is one of the top three degraders of wood and sealer/stain.  The snow really does need to be removed from you deck floor.  Use a plastic shovel that won’t scratch up your deck surface.  In the fall, leaves are just as bad.  Moisture stays under the leaves and does not dry out.  This again exposes your wood to extended periods of moisture which will degrade your sealer and stain faster.  In turn this will result to water penetrating your wood.

The only other main recommendation would be the things that you typically keep on your deck.  Any foot mats, rugs, outdoor furniture really isn’t good for an even wear on your deck.  So if you aren’t planning on using your deck in the late fall and winter months it is best to clear it off.  This will also make removing leaves and snow much easier.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Power Play Inc.

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