Should You Paint or Stain Your Deck?

Should You Paint or Stain Your Deck?

Outdoor decks are one of those great American traditions and are a great way to add square footage to your house without spending an outrageous amount of money. Even in areas with colder climates, decks are becoming increasingly popular and we see more and more homeowners adding this beloved outdoor space to their homes either for relaxing by themselves or entertaining guests.

In today’s post, trusted roofing contractor ABM Services & Renovations shares why it’s important to stain or repaint your deck.

Paint or Stain Your Deck

Why Stain or Paint Your Decking?

As with any part of your home, regular maintenance is important to keep it looking good and functioning properly. This is especially true for decking which is exposed to the elements 365 days a year. Many decks are constructed from natural wood and, if left unprotected, will absorb moisture which can cause cracks, warps, and even rot. The sun’s ultraviolet rays will also discolor your deck over time so a good rule of thumb is to restrain and seal it every year.

If you have a painted deck, most decking and roofing companies recommend that it be stripped and repainted once a year also. As great as decks are to have in your home, upkeep and maintenance can sometimes be an unavoidable hassle.

A Better Alternative

Fortunately, there is a great alternative to pressure-treated wood and that is composite decking material. Composite decks do not need to be stained, repainted, or treated. It is becoming more and more popular due to its low-maintenance properties and its ability to withstand even the most severe weather conditions. 

Composite decks also come in a variety of different colors and textures that mimic the beauty and charm of natural wood. You can even create a multi-colored outdoor living space by combining different colored composite boards to achieve a unique look that adds more value to your home. 

From commercial roof installation to deck refinishing and installation, ABM Services & Renovations has got you covered. With over ten years of experience, you can trust that we can provide you with a service you can depend on. For inquiries and quotations, feel free to give us a call at (770) 282-3700 or fill out our contact form to connect with one of our experts. We proudly serve home and business owners in Georgia including Locust Grove and Sandy Springs, GA.