Adding a deck to your home is a wise decision. A deck instantly increases your home’s living space, improves curb appeal, and adds to the overall enjoyment of the home. Similarly, a well-constructed deck made of quality materials increases the value of the home. With some routine maintenance, your family will enjoy the benefits of owning a deck for years to come. For a free quote on a custom-built deck for your Cleveland area home, contact LPB Construction Inc. today.
Maintenance Is a Priority
When it comes to a pressure-treated lumber deck, a little TLC goes a long way in terms of appearance and longevity.
Spring rains invite mold growth on your deck. To prevent mold and mildew from staining (and rotting) the wood, give the deck a good cleaning each year. To wash your deck, remove debris from between the boards using a putty knife or other blunt object. Then, sweep the deck and give it a good scrub with a soft bristle brush and a deck cleaning solution.
Sealing the Deck
To protect a wooden deck from moisture and sun damage, seal the wood each spring. Most sealants take a few days to dry, so it is recommended that you seal the deck during a period of warm, dry weather. After cleaning the deck and allowing it to dry thoroughly, lightly sand the surface. Then, replace missing screws or nails, and repair any other areas of concern (large splinters, damaged boards, etc.). Lastly, apply a thin coating of stain over all wooden surfaces. For the best coverage, we suggest applying two coats.
Throughout the summer, keep an eye on the deck for signs of rot or damage. Then, in the fall, remove debris, furniture, and planters to avoid discoloration and mold growth over the winter. Additionally, trim back bushes and trees at the end of the season to slow mold and moss growth.
The only thing more important than deck maintenance is the construction of the deck itself. With more than 60 years of combined experience, LPB Construction has been creating quality decks for three generations. In addition to decks, the LaPonza brothers also build pergolas, patio roofs, pavilions, and more. Call (440) 502-5078 to request a free estimate for your home improvement project in Parma, North Royalton, Strongsville, Broadview Heights, Seven Hills, and beyond.