You just had your brand new deck installed. It looks amazing and you can’t wait until you start hosting parties for friends and families. You want to keep your deck looking brand new, but aren’t exactly sure how to do it. You’re in luck, because today we’re going to go over some tips to help you maintain your new deck in Anne Arundel County.
One of the most important parts of maintenance for anything, including decks, is vigilance. If you know something has gone awry, then you can fix it before it gets worse. Make sure to check your deck regularly, looking for any loose boards, protruding nails, or any other issues.
Clean Your Deck
If you want your deck to look its best, then it needs to be clean. Before you can apply any sealant, paint or stain, you need to ensure your deck has been cleaned. Any dust or dirt left on your deck can cause imperfections and make your deck look less than its best.
Want your deck to consistently look new? Then you will need to reapply sealant at least once a year. The best time to reseal is going to be in late spring, and you will want to check the forecast, as rain can wash away the sealant.
Keep Your Deck Clear
If you have any bushes or trees near your deck, then you will want to keep them trimmed. Leaves from trees can fall on your deck and cover it. This also helps to prevent mold, moss, and rot. Additionally you may want to move any furniture around occasionally, to avoid discoloring of the deck.
Use a Deck Brightener
Once you’ve had your deck for a while, you may notice a loss of color. Brightener can bring this color back. Make sure your deck is clean and dry before applying, then after a few minutes wash the brightener away. Your deck’s color will be revitalized, and your deck will be glowing again.
Hire a Professional
If you have any questions about your new Anne Arundel County deck, then you may benefit from the aid of a professional deck installation company. If you follow these tips but you’re deck still looks lackluster, then give North American Deck and Patio a call today. We’d be more than happy to answer any questions you may have, and offer free consultations.