A wooden deck is a great way of extending your living space. They increase value of our home. It is a place where families spend a lot of amazing time together. But decks take a lot of abuse, both from use and continued exposure of weather. They are constantly exposed to sunlight which can break the bonds between wood cells; they allow rain to pool on their surface which can seep into the wood and cause it to expand and crack when it dries. Only regular maintenance can maintain the beauty of your deck as well as increase life of your deck. Here are some tips that will help you in keeping your deck looking as good as new for years to come.
O’Leary and sons are professionals who know and understand how to maintain beautiful decks.
Increase Deck Lifespan:
Regular Cleaning – For washing your deck, firstly you have to arrange cleaning solution. O’Leary and Sons understand the solutions needed for the type of decking. Pour the solution onto your Wood Deck and scrub it by using large scrubbing brush. After that wash the deck with the help of a pressure washer. The cleaning solution will make your deck free from debris, stubborn stains and bird droppings.
Staining is Very Important!– Staining your wooden deck will give it a lustrous and consistent look. It will add color to your deck. Staining will protect your deck from insects particularly from carpenter bees. Call O’Leary and Sons for their professional services.
Don’t forget to Replace any Missing or Popped Nails- If you see any nail that has worked loose from the board, O’Leary and Sons can help you even with these minor details. They will replace these with deck screws.
Keep a Check on the Ledger– Ledger joints the deck to the house. Make sure that it is attached with lag screws, not just nails. The flashing which is a metal cap that covers the top of the ledger and prevents moisture from getting behind the siding should be free from rust and holes.
Keep a Check on the Railing– Make sure that the posts are not loose or damaged by giving it a good shake. If there are issues, O’Leary and Sons can reinforce your deck.
Some other important things to consider
- Sweep your wooden deck regularly to prevent accumulation of dirt or leaves on your deck.
- Look for rotted boards and if there are any, call immediately.
- Seal your deck to give it protection from moisture which can cause the wood to swell.
- When there is snowfall in your area, shovel the snow off your deck as soon as possible.
- Regularly trim bushes and trees that are near your deck.
O’Leary and Sons Inc offers their professional services for the maintenance of your deck. Call today for an inspection!