Decks: Intro to Care and Maintenance

HomeBlogDecks: Intro to Care and Maintenance

Here at Legendary Construction INC, we understand that you want to take the best possible care of your home, both inside and out. Just as each area of your home serves a different purpose, there are also different needs when it comes to care and maintenance. In particular, outdoor living spaces like decks have particular care needs due to the stresses they are exposed to. To help you keep your deck both functional and beautiful for years to come, in this article, our team at Legendary Construction INC will go over some expert tips on how best to care for it.

One of the biggest challenges when it comes to maintaining decks

  • Wash- One of the biggest challenges when it comes to maintaining decks and other outdoor structures is preventing the growth of mildew. Mildew grows best in damp, humid conditions, and thrives in areas with a lot of leaf litter or other organic debris. To stop mildew from really setting in and rotting the timbers, we recommend sweeping your deck and giving it a good scrub at least once a year.
  • Seal- After you clear away debris and any existing mildew, the next step is to seal your deck to prevent it from coming back and further protect the wood against water damage. There are many options when it comes to sealants, including some that will let the natural wood grain shine through and others that sacrifice some of this visibility in the name of greater protection. Our experts recommend resealing your deck at least once every other year in order to maximize its lifespan.

At Legendary Construction INC, we hope these tips have been helpful to you. If you want further tips on caring for decks, you can reach out to our experts at any time.