Though you probably won’t be using your deck much in wintertime, you shouldn’t put it completely out of mind. Before the first snow fall, it’s essential to prepare your deck to withstand the elements. And once winter weather arrives, you’ll need to take action to maintain your deck. With these things in mind, we wanted to take a moment to share some of our best winter deck care tips with you:
- Keep your deck clear of debris. Throughout the autumn, debris such as leaves, branches and pine needles tends to collect on decks. Be sure to sweep your deck clean of this debris before it gets buried under snow. Otherwise, it may rot and damage your deck.
- Avoid moisture damage. If you have potted plants on your deck, water may drain out of the bottom of them, leading to mold and mildew growth. Therefore, you should consider putting the pots on platforms so that they aren’t in direct contact with the surface of your deck.
- Protect your deck with stain or sealer. On an unsealed deck, moisture from rain or snow can seep into the cracks and freeze, thereby causing the deck to warp and crack. Avoid these disasters by using a water-resistant stain or sealer on your deck and applying a new coat every once in a while.
- Shovel carefully. If you find it necessary to clear the snow off of your deck, it’s best to use a broom. However, if there’s a lot of snow, a shovel may be the only option. If this is the case, you should opt for a plastic shovel rather than a metal one. In addition, you should always shovel parallel to the boards. Using these winter deck care tips will ensure you don’t inflict damage on your deck.
So there you have it – the best winter deck care tips from Squeeky Clean! Since being founded in 1986, we’ve become the area’s choice experts on deck care and maintenance. If you’re in need of Main Line deck restoration, cleaning, sealing, repair or installation, we’re the ones to call. Whether you have a wooden or composite deck, we can restore it to a like-new appearance.
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From all of us here at Squeeky Clean, thanks for reading and have a wonderful winter. We can’t wait to become your favorite contractor for Main Line deck restoration and much more!