UglyDeck.com gives customers tips on how to get their decks ready for the cold winter months.
Burnsville, MN, USA — Even though you can enjoy your deck well into the fall, now is the time to think about how to take care of your deck this winter. The deck builders at UglyDeck.com are currently helping homeowners prepare their outdoor decks for the cold winter months ahead.
Factors like cold weather, moisture from snow, and ice can all damage a deck. But by putting a little time into your deck before winter hits, customers can be sure to enjoy their decks come springtime and avoid unnecessary deck repairs.
To winterize a deck, the first thing homeowners should do is give it a thorough cleaning. Sweep the deck surface to remove all leaves and loose dirt. Wash away all fungus, dirt, and rust stains from the deck, so it doesn’t sit on the deck all winter and cause further damage.
Next, strip away any finish that has started to wear off. Sand any spots that look especially worn or discolored. Not only does this make sure the sealant will go on evenly, but it also loosens up any extra dirt and debris. Fall is also a good time to do a quick inspection of your deck railings, posts, and slats to make sure there are no loose nails or warping.
Then, apply stain if applicable and then a water-repellant sealant to the deck. This way the deck will be able to withstand any moisture, snow, and ice that comes in contact with the deck during the winter.
Though it may seem like a pain to prepare a deck for the winter, the benefits far outweigh a total deck replacement. If you come across anything that needs repair, or if your deck has been neglected for a few years and you are in need of deck restoration or a deck replacement, contact UglyDeck.com to get a deck quote. UglyDeck.com uses high-quality decking materials that will minimize future maintenance.
If you have further questions on how to properly winterize your deck, contact UglyDeck.com today.
12277 Nicollet Ave S.
Burnsville, MN 55337