When the time came to choose between wood and composite decking, you didn’t even blink. You knew you wanted a wood deck. After all, nothing beat the look of real wood, and the 83.3% return on investment (ROI) didn’t hurt either. However, you know that your choice had consequence – maintenance. In order to protect your wood deck from the elements you need to stain it, waterproof it, and more. But where do you start?
Protecting a Wood Deck from the Elements
Spring is well underway and it is time to cross another item off your spring cleaning checklist: deck maintenance.
- Cleaning: Sweep your deck to remove loose debris and don’t forget to check between deck boards. Pay attention to where your deck boards cross the joists. These areas tend to accumulate lots of dirt, leaves, and other debris.
- Repairs: Spring is an excellent time to make minor repairs. Look for popped nails or screws, warped deck boards, splintering, and any signs of wood rot or other damage. Make appropriate repairs as needed. As they say, a stitch in time saves nine. The longer you wait to fix any issues with your deck, the quicker it can deteriorate.
- Power Washing: Power wash your wood deck to remove any stubborn dirt, but be careful. Power washers can damage your deck boards if you are not careful.
- Staining and Waterproofing: Stain not only helps improve the look of your deck, but it also helps protect it from the elements, most notably moisture.
If you just can’t find the time for all of the above, don’t let your deck waste away in front of your eyes. Call Albaugh & Sons. We have you covered!
Deck Maintenance from Albaugh & Sons
Albaugh & Sons is a Home Improvement contractor located in Frederick, Maryland, specializing in fencing and decking. Our deck division builds custom decks using both natural hardwoods and maintenance free composite materials, such as Trex, Timber Tech, and Azek. We also handle deck maintenance, including pressure washing, water sealant application, and staining. In addition to making your deck look clean and inviting, these services also prolong the life of your deck.
Contact us today for a FREE estimate. The estimate you receive for your deck is not only competitive; it is extremely accurate.
If you are looking for a Custom Deck Builder in Frederick, Maryland that also specializes in Wood Deck Maintenance, you’ve come to the right place! Please contact Albaugh & Sons at 301-964-9379. We are based in Frederick, Maryland and service all of Frederick County and parts of Washington and Carroll counties.