Summer has passed, and that means soon it will be too cold to enjoy your deck. Cold weather can wreak havoc on any type of deck, so you’ll want to make sure that you’re doing everything you can to protect your deck throughout the fall and winter. Take a look at these things you can do to prepare your deck for the off-season. 

Remove Debris 

The easiest way to prepare your deck for the off-season is to keep it clear of debris. Debris may only seem like an inconvenience now, but over time, debris can negatively affect the integrity of your deck. Be sure to remove things like dirt, leaves, trash, and any other debris that has been left behind on your deck throughout the warmer months. 

 

Wash it

Now is the time to wash off the summer grit and grime. Before winter arrives, use a power washer and mild cleanser to clean your deck. You can also wash your deck by hand using a towel. If you do choose to power wash your deck, be sure not to damage the decking material. Washing your deck before the winter arrives ensures that debris doesn’t have the opportunity to build up and lock in moisture, which is bad for decking material. 

 

Inspect Your Deck

Once you’re done washing your deck carefully inspect it. Inspect the top of your deck and underneath the deck, where moisture may have created damage and weak spots. Also, look for any loose railings or footings. Lastly, tighten up any hardware that could compromise your deck during the cold winter months. That way, your deck will last to see another spring and summer. 

 

Seal and Finish it

An unsealed deck is prone to moisture damage like warping, cracking, splintering, and rot. During the winter months, moisture can seep into your deck, even if it’s covered, and cause extensive damage. That’s why it’s recommended to have your deck resealed and refinished every two to three years. Resealing your deck will protect it from rain, snow, and ice throughout the winter. 

 

Prepare Your Deck with North American Deck and Patio

North American Deck and Patio is here to help protect your deck this season. Our experienced deck specialists will carefully inspect your deck and apply a treatment that will best protect your deck throughout the cold months. Make sure your deck lasts through the winter by contacting us now to schedule an appointment.

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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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