In a little over a month, it will finally be spring! Hopefully, warm weather and sunny days will be soon to follow. Many will be looking forward to spending time in the nice weather out on their decks. This means it’s time for some much-needed spring deck maintenance to get everything ready for cookouts, parties, and get-togethers.
If you’re ready to prepare your deck for spring, start with the following maintenance steps.
Clean away winter debris
Winter can leave many traces behind for spring deck preparation. With snow and moisture sitting on decks for an extended period of time, it can cause building of mold, grime, or rotting. Address these issues as soon as possible, and try to keep your deck free of snow and ice throughout the winter.
Perform a thorough inspection
After cleaning your deck from any leftover dirt, grime, mold or debris that may have accumulated over the winter, an important part of preparing your deck for spring is inspecting it for damage or repairs. Any issues you find should be addressed immediately before they get worse. This can be split or cracked boards, rotting, loose nails, or other blemishes you notice.
If you didn’t have your deck sealcoated again before winter, it may be time for it this spring. Sealcoating protects your deck against moisture and the elements. Not sure if it’s time for resealing? Generally speaking, clear sealcoats need applied yearly, while stain sealcoats can get away with every other year. If you’re not sure, however, just splash some water on your deck. If the water does not bead up like it would on a sealcoated surface, it’s time for a new coat.
Following these steps will get your deck ready for spring events and use. If you’re short on time or simply would prefer a professional deck contractor to take care of your deck maintenance, you can also give Albaugh & Sons a call.
PROFESSIONAL DECK REPAIR, INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE IN FREDERICK, MD
When doing your research on Albaugh & Sons, you’ll find they match up to fence company criteria, and even go beyond it! With impeccable testimonials, a stunning portfolio, and the guarantee that your job will be completed at the BEST quality, you don’t need to look elsewhere.
Albaugh & Sons specializes in residential and commercial spring deck maintenance, maintenance and installation, and has the right tools and professionals for your deck project.
CONTACT US online, or give us a call at 301-964-9379 today to start your project!
Serving Maryland in the following areas: Frederick, Thurmont, Walkersville, New Market, Middletown, Myersville, Brunswick, Emmitsburg, Adamstown and Buckeystown.