While it was unseasonably warm for a while, Frederick MD is facing a cold and bitter winter. As winter draws nearer, and the temperatures drop, homeowners should be aware of important deck maintenance to protect their decks from winter wear.
There are two main steps involved in good, proactive deck maintenance that should be performed before the icy chill of winter sets in. Keep reading to learn how to prevent winter deck damage.
Is your deck finished?
When we say ‘finished’, we don’t mean completed construction. Instead, we’re talking about protective finishes. Depending on the material your deck is made of, a protective finish can be one of the most important deck maintenance steps for you—especially if your deck is wood. Protective finishes are usually waterproof, and prevent moisture from settling into your deck and causing rot, cracks, or other structural issues. Winter comes with a lot of slow-melting moisture from snow and ice, so a protective finish is imperative.
Clean your deck thoroughly.
This goes beyond relocating deck furniture and sweeping off leaves. If there is any dirt or grime on your deck that can be buried beneath winter snow, it can become ground in to your deck and ruin its appearance, as well as cause damage. Similarly, if your deck has mold, moss, mildew etc., this should be taken care of before winter. Performing this deck maintenance step also gives you an opportunity to inspect your deck for any issues it may already have that need to be addressed before winter, such as cracks or rotting.
Think you need deck repair or power washing before winter, or want a contractor to apply a waterproof protective finish? Make sure to take care of it now and call as soon as possible—winter is not far away!
Who to go to in Frederick MD for all your deck needs
If you don’t know where to start, but you want a company that is going to give you the best quality work for a reasonable price, choose Albaugh & Sons. With flattering testimonials, a vibrant portfolio, and excellent customer service during every step, you won’t ever go to anyone else for your deck contractor needs in Frederick, MD.
Albaugh & Sons specializes in installing and repairing decks, and has the tools and professionals for your deck project—guaranteed.
For questions about deck maintenance and deck contractor services, CONTACT US online, or give us a call at 301-964-9379 today to start your project!
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