As long as you ensure proper upkeep, your deck can still look good all year round. Now that winter is here, it’s time to give this part of your home some TLC. Harmony Home Improvement, your local provider of deck installation services, shares these important tips for winterizing your deck.
Move Your Plants and Furniture
Before you begin cleaning your deck, make sure to transfer your pieces of furniture and potted plants indoors. Leaving planters out in frigid conditions can cause moisture leaking, which may cause wood discoloration.
Clean the Deck Thoroughly
Exposure to the sun’s heat and moisture over the past months can degrade the deck, creating the perfect conditions for mold, moss, and algae growth. Remove the remnants of summer and get your deck ready for the winter through thorough cleaning. Sweep the deck to get rid of any loose dirt or debris. Then, use a cleaner specifically formulated for wood. Don’t forget to rinse with water from a garden hose.
Apply Water Repellent Seal
For the ultimate protection against the winter weather, use a high-quality sealer. It will fill cracks on wooden boards and coat the surfaces like a shield against ice and moisture. You might have to remove prior finishes, especially if they’ve already faded or deteriorated. With a new seal, you can be sure your deck will still look good come spring.
As a leading expert in deck and vinyl siding installation services, Harmony Home Improvement has what it takes to expand your living space. We will work with you to design and build a deck that fits your exact needs. We can install a ground-level, raised, or multi-level deck that complements your home’s architectural style.
Our technicians can also perform a thorough inspection on your deck and make the necessary repairs, along with staining and sealing the unit. We replace loose nails with deck screws, reinforce loose railings, clean debris accumulations from between deck boards and refinish using semi-transparent or solid stains.
We are a local company you can rely on if you need roofing or replacement window services. Give us a call at (860) 645-8899. You may also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. Our Connecticut service areas include Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, and other surrounding counties in CT.