Have you been enjoying your backyard this summer? Your yard can be the perfect place to get away from the world, relax outside, and have fun with family. But you’ll need to take care of your deck if you plan on using it in the upcoming seasons! It may seem like a big task, but here are 4 steps you can take to keep your deck in good shape:
Some problems you might encounter are wood rot, mold and mildew growth, and even broken boards. Rot and broken boards can be dangerous and destabilize your deck. Every now and then, you should inspect your deck for signs of age and any damages from weather or use. It’s always better to have professionals come inspect and repair any damages you might notice.
Even without mold and mildew growth on your deck, you should still clean it regularly. For a deep clean, you can use a pressure washer with a cleaning solution. While it’s the most efficient way to do it, you’ll want to keep the pressure washer on a low setting if your deck is made of softer wood. You can always wash by hand with soap and water too!
Sealing your deck is a great way to prevent rot from the weather and increase its lifespan. Spring is the best time to seal your deck, but it’s a big project that requires a lot of time to complete. A job like this one is best left to professionals who know what they’re doing and can get into those hard to reach areas for a full seal.
With all of the maintenance work aside, it’s time to decorate and make your deck feel homey. Adding a little decoration can go a long way. Comfortable deck furniture is key to making the area feel like your own outdoor oasis and investing in a table and chairs is perfect for when you want to entertain friends and family.
At DeVries, our team of on staff designers can transpose your outdoor space into an extension of your home and help you create that beautiful outdoor room. We are a family owned and operated business located at 2442 Route 27 in North Brunswick NJ since 1953. Contact us today!