If you’ve spent all that time and money investing in a patio, don’t you want to protect it from the elements? Well, that’s what patio sealants are for. Keeping your patio in top shape is what is going to ensure it’ll last for years, if not decades to come. And, after all this time, don’t you want to make it absolutely perfect? Sealing a patio can make it look shiny, beautiful, and perfect. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, read on, and we’ll talk more about the necessity of sealing your patio.

Do I Need to Seal My Patio?

Do I Have to?

Well, no, not necessarily. Patios don’t have to be sealed, as the material is already fit for outdoor use. However, sealant works to enhance the aesthetics of the patio, while also keeping it protected from the elements. Even if your patio pavers are already resistant to moisture, sealant is going to guarantee that the moisture stays away from the porousness of the stone and the tiny imperfections inside. As you know, moisture is the number one killer of a beautiful patio, so it’s never a bad idea!

What Are the Downsides?

Patio sealants need to be reapplied every few years. Without the sealant, patio maintenance is reduced to sweeping and the annual power washing job. However, with sealant, you’ll need to do all that while also paying close attention to the status of your sealant. Sometimes, if there is a chemical reaction that you aren’t expecting, the result can be cloudy and hazy sealant, taking away the charm of your patio.

What Are the Bright Sides?

The good news is, if you decide to seal your patio and you don’t like it, you can always strip away the sealant. It will simply cause the material to go back to its unsealed state, and it won’t do anything to damage the patio. However, if you’re going to seal your pavers, you should wait at least one year to do so. This allows enough time for the efflorescence to evaporate from the stone, which will aid in preventing that cloudy appearance we mentioned. Sealants should also not be used around pools or other frequently wet areas. They can make the pavers slippery and unsafe. Sealants, however, will always look beautiful and can do wonders for your outdoor aesthetic. If you want the perfect way to spice up your outdoor patio, this is the perfect way to do it! And, there are plenty of sealants to choose from–just ask your local Maryland deck builder for advice.

Call North American Deck & Patio for more information!

Are you interested in getting a new patio? North American Deck & Patio is here to help! We’ve got all the necessary resources ready to create your dream patio. Whether you decide to seal it or not, NA Deck & Patio can create a beautiful patio for the ages! Call today and we’ll get started on planning that new patio, so you can get one step closer to enjoying a brand new outdoor space.

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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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Anne Arundel County Deck and Patio: Annapolis (21401, 21403, 21409), Arnold (21012), Crofton (21114), Crownsville (21032), Gambrills (21054), Glen Burnie (21060, 21061), Hanover (21076), Jessup (20794), Pasadena (21122), Severn (21144), Severna Park (21146).

Baltimore County Deck and Patio: Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.

Calvert County Deck and Patio: Dunkirk (20754), Chesapeake Beach (20732), North Beach (20714), Prince Frederick (20678), Owings (20736), Solomons (20688).

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Montgomery County Deck and Patio: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.

Prince George's County Deck and Patio: Bowie (20715, 20716, 20720, 20721), Beltsville (20705), Adelphi (20783), College Park (20740,20742), Greenbelt (25689), Hyattsville (20781, 20782, 20783, 20784), Landover (20785), Laurel (20707, 20723), Springdale (20774), Upper Marlboro (20772, 20774), Woodlawn (21207).

St. Marys County Deck and Patio: Leonardtown (20650), Mechanicsville (20659), Lexington Park (20653), Piney Point (20674), Tall Timbers (20690)

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