It’s the beginning of fall, as surprising as it may be. With the new season, now is the time for you to undergo various fall maintenance projects. One of the things you’ll want to get done this season is keep your deck in good condition. You’ll likely want to spend a good amount of time on your deck while the weather is still suitable for enjoying the outdoors. Here is how you can keep your deck maintained throughout fall.
Clean the Surface of the Deck
Dirt and debris will start building up during fall, and there will likely even be residue from previous seasons. That’s why fall is a wonderful time of year to get your deck cleaned off. Washing it down is the first step you should take because it stops all sorts of mold, moss, and mildew from growing throughout winter.
A power washer may be an effective option, but be careful not to damage your deck in the process. A hard-bristle broom and a hose can also be used for patches of dirt that aren’t as difficult to remove.
Look for Signs of Rotting and Decaying Wood
All hardwood decks are going to age. No amount of sealing is going to change that. So, after you’ve cleaned your deck’s surface, you can delve deeper into whatever other types of maintenance you’ll have to undergo.
First, it’s important to check if your decking has any signs of water damage or peeling sealant. After that, take a walk on your deck and take note of any boards that feel a little bouncy or creaky. After that, checking underneath your deck is a good idea because you can check for mold, mildew, and potential damage caused by termites.
Have a Professional Decking Company Look at Your Deck
There’s only so much that any individual person can do without experience working on decks. Sometimes, problems can be overlooked. Some people don’t have equal levels of scrutiny when compared to a professional when it comes to spotting decking problems.
By getting in contact with a decking company, you’ll receive help from highly trained people who will make sure everything is taken into account when caring for your deck. They can tell you if anything is wrong with your deck, and also give you suggestions on how to resolve any potential problems. These companies can also carry out all of the maintenance and repair tasks for you, so you don’t even have to worry about making mistakes trying to correct problems by yourself.
Contact Albaugh & Sons
Since 2003, Albaugh & Sons, LLC, has been dedicated to meeting the fencing, decking, and home remodeling needs of homeowners throughout the greater Frederick area. All of our team members are experienced, well-trained, and committed to exceeding the expectations of every customer.