Maintenance Tips For Deck Preservation
Simple techniques to keep your deck looking new!
1) Rinse it frequently, removing bird droppings and leaves. Never
use bleach as a cleaning agent. Bleach destroys the wood's cellular structure.
2) Once a year give it a thorough cleaning using deck brightener/cleaner
found at home improvement stores. You don't
want to remove the coating; simply give it a mild cleaning.
Perform this task on a cool, cloudy day -- never in direct sunlight.
Pre-wet the deck, apply the cleaner (not a wood stripper), then
scrub or lightly power-wash the soap off. Or, simply hire us to tackle
the task to qualify for our Loyalty Rewards Program!
3) Sunlight is nature's most damaging element,
far worse than rain or snow. It is what turns your wood gray
and causes the boards to shrink and crack. Provide shade for your
deck if at all possible with an awning (preferably installed by Deck Rescue!) or by planting trees. Your
deck will thank you!
Preventive deck preservation is just as important as deck restoration - a stitch in time saves nine!