You’ve invested in a beautiful natural wood deck; now, how do you keep it that way? The following wood deck maintenance tips can help you extend the lifespan of your deck.
Seal, Don’t Paint
Any outdoor living space contractor will tell you to seal your new wood deck instead of painting it. In fact, most professionals will offer this service for you as part of the construction. While paint may look nice at first, it deteriorates quickly. You’ll soon have cracking and peeling everywhere.
Don’t Delay Repairs
After your wood deck is built, take time to inspect it regularly for potential damage. Take note of soft or splintered spots, loose screws and split planks. The quicker you address minor damage, the less likely you are to need extensive repairs in the future.
Avoid Décor Made from Natural Materials
Even weather-treated lumber is susceptible to the consistent presence of moisture. To prolong the life of your deck, don’t decorate with rugs constructed from jute and bamboo. They often promote the development of mildew. Opt for items made from recycled plastics if you use rugs.
Ready to Build a New Wood Deck in Mercer Island?
Contact us at Outdoor Living Spaces NW in Woodinville to schedule a consultation today. We’ve served the Mercer Island area for years. Our contractors provide expert advice, quality workmanship and unbeatable customer care. You can trust we have the knowledge, skills and equipment to complete any decking project quickly and efficiently. You can also count on our company for help with lighting, patio, fence, fire feature and water feature installations.
Wood Deck Maintenance Experts in Mercer Island
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