Tricks to Extending the Life of Your Deck
Are you worried about protecting your deck from the elements? At SEAL-A-DECK we understand that customers want to preserve their decking investment for as many years as possible. There are several things that you can do before calling in our expert deck technicians to check out your outdoor living space conditions. Prolonging your deck’s lifespan can be accomplished with the efforts of the owner and professional maintenance. Here are some tricks of the trade that help you get the most out of your deck.
Doing it Yourself
There are ways that you can help extend the life of your deck without calling in the professionals. SEAL-A-DECK wants to help educate you on the ways you can take care of your deck year-round. If you can do a little bit of work upfront, it will save you money and your deck’s life. These are our favorite (and simple) ways to take care of your deck:
Do you have flower pots, mats, or any other objects that stay in the same place throughout the seasons? If your answer is “yes”, then you need to make sure you’re rotating them periodically. Keeping mats or flower pots in the same place can contribute to mildew and premature rot. Once you do the rotation, it would also be helpful to sweep and/or wash the areas that were covered.
In the wintertime, there are also some things you can do to extend the life of your deck. When it snows we know that you need to remove it, but you should do so in a way that does not cause any harm to your decking materials. Choose a plastic or plastic edged shovel to do it. Plastic will not harm wood in any way but will get the snow removal job done.
Leaving it to the Professionals
If you have no time or ability to work on the maintenance for your deck, do not despair! SEAL-A-DECK helps keep outdoor living spaces all across Massachusetts and the surrounding areas in the best shape possible. Our expert technicians usually recommend scheduling at least yearly inspections where we will take a look at your deck from the rails, stairs, foundation, and everything in between. The best way to extend the life of your deck is always keeping up with the maintenance and taking care of repairs in a timely fashion. For this reason, we offer the Advantage Plan to make the scheduling and the cost of yearly maintenance as easy as possible on our customers. Once you set up the initial inspection and repairs, the Advantage Plan will only cost you around $250 per year. This is amazing savings for the peace of mind you will get with SEAL-A-DECK on your side.
Get Your Quote
If you need help getting your deck in shape, SEAL-A-DECK is here to help. We offer construction, repairs, and maintenance for all decking materials. Our goal is complete customer satisfaction from design to safety. Give us a call today at 1-877-SEAL-A-DECK to get professional decking recommendations or an instant quote.