Get Your Deck Ready for Summer

Before officially kicking off the summer, ensure your deck is ready for the season. Follow these simple steps and you'll be able to not only maintain your deck, but also enjoy it for years to come.

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Begin by sweeping any leaves or debris off your deck. Continue by using a garden hose to gently spray off the deck. Finish by using a deck cleaner, which you can spray or brush on.

Start by inspecting your deck for any repairs that need to be made. Use a screwdriver to poke the wood boards to check for rotting and a hammer to secure any loose nails.


Use a stain or clear wood preservative to protect your deck. A clear wood preservative will protect your deck while leaving it with a clear finish. It also contains a UV protector which will be helpful in protecting against the summer rays. If you chose to use a colored stain, make sure the stain is in a shade you like and is water-repellant. Once you begin staining, be sure to apply the stain parallel to the deck boards.

Your deck can be an enjoyable place for you, your friends and your family to enjoy the nice weather and each other's company. Keep in mind, it can also be a great feature that will add value to your home when it becomes time to sell!

For additional home-owning advice, feel free to contact me today.