Spring is here, which means that the temperatures outside are warmer than they have been for a while. This means that you’ll be able to enjoy lounging on the outside of your home, particularly if you have a deck installed. While having a deck is a great amenity for homeowners who want to spend more time outside of their homes, it’s important to make sure to maintain your deck, because like any other part of your home, your deck is susceptible to wearing down over time. Spring is an excellent time to do some maintenance on your deck, so these tips to keep it in great condition for years to come.
Inspect Your Deck
The first step you should take when doing some maintenance on your deck is inspecting it to see if there are any things that need immediate attention. These issues could be with cracks, loose boards, or nails that are sticking out. Taking a close look at your deck will allow you to address any issues that it’s having. It’s important to clean your deck as well so you’ll be able to see any issues clearly.
Clean Your Deck
A clean deck will last a long time, so make sure that you’re taking the proper steps to ensure your deck is clean. Initially, you should sweep any debris that’s on your deck off of it. Then, you should power wash your deck. Power washers are an extremely effective tool to use because of their strength, but you should take some precautions when using one. Make sure to test the power washer at its lowest level before cranking it up to its maximum power. Also, ensure that you’re not aiming the power washer too close to the deck’s surface.
Stain Your Deck
Staining your deck provides it with practical and aesthetic benefits, so it’s a great idea to do it. When you stain a wood deck, you’re weatherproofing it, which prevents it from rotting. This is especially important during the spring since rain is usually in the forecast.
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