Expecting A Full House this Holiday Season? Warm your Deck with Heaters!

Turn your beautiful deck into a respite from a busy house with patio heaters. Our guide will go into some Frequently Asked Questions about patio heaters so you can be informed when you make your choice.

Tips to Prep Your Deck for Harsh Winter Weather

While the sun, heat, and humidity can all have an impact on your wood deck, the harsh winter weather may be the most damaging of all. The moisture from snow and ice can weaken deck boards, cause mold and mildew, and lead to wood rot. To lessen the potential damage from winter weather, it’s important to take steps to prepare your deck in the fall for the upcoming cold season. Here are some tips to help you get your deck winter ready:

Massachusetts Wood Decks are Exposed to These Damaging Forces

If your Massachusetts home has an older wood deck, it’s hard to keep it looking and performing optimally year-after-year while it takes a constant beating from foot traffic, the weather and other damaging forces. If you’re not careful, your home’s backyard escape can quickly start showing aging signs like warping, fading and cracking. Based on our experience at Seal-a-Deck, these forces commonly damage wood decks in Massachusetts.

How Moisture Can Damage a Deck

While it’s unavoidable, moisture can and will do damage to a deck. It doesn’t happen overnight, but the constant exposure to the elements will take a toll over time. As a puddle sits on a deck board, the water is seeping in. Although the puddle will be dried up in a matter of hours, at least some of the moisture will have found its way into the wood. There are some simple steps that you can take to protect your deck from the elements.

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