Does your deck need maintenance after the winter thaw?
Old man Winter teamed up with Mother nature can wreak havoc with our home and causing a multitude of problems but one of the most common areas of the exterior of the home that needs attention in the spring is the Deck.
These basic four weather elements put our decks thru enough not factoring a human element.
Combine all of the above and we wonder why our deck needs maintenance on a yearly basis. somewhat like a hardwood floor in your home the deck serves the same purpose but quite often has much more use especially in the nicer summer months.
Caring for the decking:
Day to Day care is not necessary but your will find it will prolong the life and look of the deck.
When does a deck need refinishing?
Many of our customers like the deck to look perfect as it is an extension of the home and they entertain or enjoy time on the deck and feel it is a reflection of the rest of the house.
Most vertical areas of the deck (supports, kick boards, ballusts) do not need maintenance as often as the decking as these areas dry off easier and more quickly as the surface is not prone to the elements listed above.
Horizontal surfaces as in decking, stair and handrails usually need refinishing on a yearly basis and in some cases twice a year to keep them looking pristine. It is often more price effective to perform a maintenance coat of stain with minor prep to a deck before the entire deck is in need of a complete sanding and staining.
What to expect when refinishing your deck:
If you need help or have questions with your deck refinishing, please send me a message and I would be more that happy to assist. Ron@RamsdenPainting.com or visit our web page at www.ramsdenpainting.com and schedule your own appointment.