How Do You Winterize Your Deck?

How Do You Winterize Your Deck?

Winter brings harsh weather that can be harmful to many parts of your home, from your roofing system to your deck. Before winter arrives, it’s important to winterize your deck to ensure it will be protected when bad weather arrives. Winterizing your deck can extend its lifespan and prevent the need for costly repairs. 

Today, ABM Services & Renovations explains what you need to do to winterize your deck.

Thorough Cleaning

Start by thoroughly cleaning your deck. Remove dirt, mold and mildew from the surface. Only use a pressure washer if you have experience with the equipment. Misusing a pressure washer can damage the boards and splinter the wood, causing more harm than good.  

Only use cleaning products suitable for your deck’s material and that are recommended by the manufacturer. Some wood deck cleaners contain bleaching agents, while others don’t. Keep in mind that too much bleach can cause yellowing. 

Water Test

To test your deck’s moisture repelling capabilities, coat it with a little bit of water. A medium spray with the hose should suffice. You’ll need to restain your deck if the wood absorbs the water. Also, check if the water pools in divots on some boards. If so, it’s time to replace those boards. Whether you need a deck or roof replacement, ABM Services & Renovations is here to help. We only use high-quality materials such as designer composite decking. All our products are backed with comprehensive warranties. 

Seal Your Deck

How often you need to stain your deck depends on your climate. If you have a composite or engineered wood deck, then you don’t have to worry about this. 

Save time and costs by choosing Trex for your new deck. It’s a great and cost-effective alternative to wood. Trex is also one of the greenest options in the market today as it’s made of 95 percent recycled products.

For quality deck installation and replacement services, choose ABM Services & Renovations. We also offer roof repair and gutter replacement. Call us at (770) 288-2368 or fill out our online form to get a free quote. We serve clients in Atlanta and McDonough, GA.