Having a deck is a low-cost way of adding additional living space to your home. With a deck, you can enjoy being outside day or night, entertain guests, or experience outdoor dining. The only problem with a deck is that it often gets damaged due to the weather. It’s important that you maintain your deck to prevent discoloration and damage to the surface of the wood. You should take the time to inspect your deck once a year and provide the appropriate level of maintenance depending on the condition of your deck.
You should always inspect your deck before you do any maintenance. This should typically be done every year or two. During your inspection, you want to look for loose boards, any protruding nails, or any general damage to the wood on your deck. You should clear the deck of any furniture or plants. Sweep the deck of any large debris before moving on to cleaning your deck. [Read more…]