A well-built and well-maintained deck is a major asset to a home. They
elevate a house’s aesthetic appeal and serve as a great place to
hang out during the warmer months. Since decks are outdoor structures,
they tend to take a beating—i.e., exposure to sunlight, rain, and
snow. As they age, their stains fade and their seals erode, which means
that they need to be resurfaced and re-stained every few years. When decks
are left neglected, they will warp and rot over time. That’s why
it’s crucial to know how to maintain these wooden structures and
to repair them properly when needed. If you have a deck that needs some
substantial work, contact a professional who offers full-service painting
and deck repair.
Keep Your Deck Clean
Leaves, twigs, branches, mud, and dust will inevitably cover your deck
over its lifetime. So will mold, mildew, and stagnant water. To ensure
your deck is in tiptop shape, make an effort to keep it clean, and create
a monthly maintenance plan that includes deep cleaning. Sweep up loose
debris regularly and remove any pooling water. Scrub off caked-on dirt
with an appropriate tool.
Stain and Seal the Wood
Because decks are exposed to the elements, it’s a good idea to protect
them. The best way to do this is to
stain and seal them with a weatherproofing product, which should be reapplied every two
to four years depending on your area’s weather conditions and the
amount of direct sun your deck receives. Be sure to choose a durable sealer
that can also withstand constant foot traffic.
Hire a Professional
Even with the best of care, your deck may need cleanings or repairs that
are beyond your skillset. When in doubt, hire a professional to do the
work. Reputable companies offer a range of services that include pressure
washing, re-finishing, staining and sealing, deck repair, and painting.
Most full-service painting contractors and deck repair companies also
offer routine maintenance programs for your convenience.
Since 1978, John Byrne Painting has been keeping our customers happy by
providing them with highly experienced professionals who specialize in
residential and commercial painting, power washing, and
deck repair in Montgomery County, PA. Call us at (484) 801-0105 to set up an appointment and see for yourself
why we’re a leader in our industry.