Can you believe it? Fall is in full swing and we are getting ready for the holiday season. As you prepare to become more busy with holiday parties and time with family, now is a very important time to ensure that your deck is properly prepared for the winter season. This way your deck will be safe from damage during the winter and ready for action when the warm weather returns! Here are some tips to consider:
1. Make sure your furniture is covered or stored away. Covers from the store or even tarp will do just fine. If possible, furniture is best stored in a garage or storage unit to protect it from unwanted weathering and will extend the lifetime of the furniture.
2. Your deck needs a good cleaning before it gets a break for the winter months. Either have it pressure washed by a professional or give it a good scrub down yourself. Either way, its best to make sure all stains from last summers fun are out so as to not damage the finish on your deck.
3. Moisture is no good when it comes to deck maintenance. Have your deck treated with a moisture-repelling finish to make sure that no warping or damage is done by sleet or snow, it’s been known to snow over the past few years in metro Atlanta! A new finish will help give your deck an updated look too!
With winter on the horizon the time to prepare is now. For more information about protecting your deck this winter, contact us here.