Effective Deck Maintenance Strategies

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Adding a deck to your home can have multiple benefits including enhancing the house’s resale value and improving curb appeal. It’s crucial to ensure this section is well maintained, however, if you’re to enjoy any of the potential advantages. 

Some of the maintenance practices you can apply with your deck include: 

Regular Cleaning 

Any professional Porch Builder will tell you that it’s essential to regularly clean your deck’s surface. A quick sweep or light mopping will only take a few minutes to accomplish and help prevent costly damage in the long run. Failure to do so will lead to the accumulation of debris which can lead to issues such as rot and molding. 

Sealing the Surface 

Sealing your deck enhances its protection against external elements. The two primary categories of sealers are water and oil-based, with many people opting for the former. This process can be undertaken as a DIY and should be conducted at least once every three years depending on aspects such as external elements and foot traffic. 

Scheduling Regular Inspections 

Having a certified inspector go through your deck is a good way to catch any problems early on. Issues such as molding and water damage tend to take place in areas that are not always easily visible, meaning you might not notice it until it’s too late. We offer reliable deck building and inspection services, so call us today! Exponential Construction, your preferred contractor.

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