We tend to use our decks much less in the winter months, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be thinking about them. Many deck owners worry about maintaining their decks during the winter, but people with composite decks have a leg up here. As an experienced new deck builder in Maryland, we wanted to take some time today to talk about the benefits of composite decking and how you can maintain it.

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    1. Benefits of Composite Decking

Composite decking is designed to be extremely durable. It is resistant to fading, stains, scratches, mold, rotting, and warping. With a wood deck, you may need to worry about snow piling up and rot and mold, but with a composite deck, you don’t need to worry about any of this. Composite decking is also extremely low-maintenance and won’t require any sanding, staining, or painting.

    1. Prepare for Winter Conditions

While composite decking doesn’t require a lot of maintenance, there are a few things you can do, and as a Maryland new deck builder, we wanted to share some of our knowledge.

Make Preparations Before the Storm Hits

The time to prepare for an upcoming storm is before it comes. You should remove any dirt or leaves from your deck because while composite decking is stain-resistant, it can still get stained. Next, you’ll want to look for any overhanging branches or anywhere where icicles could form. It may not seem like a big problem, but icicles can be a great safety concern and can even cause damage to your deck.

Be Cautious with Your Shovel

When you wake up and see all of that snow outside covering your deck, your first instinct might be to start shoveling, but you need to be careful about how hard you’re shoveling. If you put too much pressure into your shoveling you could put some horrible gouges and scratches into your deck.

    1. Work With a Professional New Deck Builder in Maryland

Here at North American Deck & Patio, we have been providing our deck building services in Maryland for years, and we’d like to help you too. Whether you have questions about composite decking, or anything else, let us help. Our team of professional deck builders is standing by ready to answer any questions you may have. Give us a call today.

Why Choose North American Deck and Patio

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Our 30+ years of experience and accumulated knowledge sets us apart from our competitors. We have designed and worked on a variety of different landscaping projects each customized to fit the needs of the customer. Our expertise allows us to ensure that you get exactly what you want – and we’ll even back it up with a warranty.

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