Protect Your Wood Deck During The Winter

1. Remove Items From The Surface

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Planters that are left out all winter can cause moisture leaching, which may leave behind wood discolorations. Even if you don't expect your plants to live through the cold weather, move the planters. Heavy, bulky objects can limit your cleaning and give moisture a place to collect on your deck surface.

Store them in your garage or under your deck instead.

2. Scrub It Down

Sweep away any debris, like leaves or dust. It is important to keep your deck surface clean. Debris left to rot on your deck surface will cause deterioration. Wash the deck surface with water and mild soap or a specialized cleaning solvent.

3. Remove Mold or Mildew Buildup

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Mold and mildew that might be present on the deck surface should be removed, especially because decks are a common breeding ground for them. During the winter, the moisture on your deck will attract mold and mildew, especially between tight boards or cracks. 

4. Apply Water Repellant Seal

For the ultimate protection against the winter weather use a high-quality sealant that will fill cracks and coat your deck surface like a shield against moisture and ice. This might require the removal of prior finishes but the result is well worth the extra work. Come spring, your deck will look good and damage-free. 

5. Remove Snow

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As snow envelopes your home, it is important to remove the accumulation of snow on your house. Remember to shovel in the same direction as the boards run to avoid damaging your deck’s finish. If you use a metal snow shovel, you run the risk of scratching your deck or even removing the finish you painstakingly applied before the snow fell.

Instead, invest in a heavy-duty plastic snow shovel that can get the job done without damaging your deck.

Contrary to what you may think, do not use salt or other ice melting products on your wood surface. They may cause discoloration or damage to the finish.  

 


These are just a few easy ways you can protect your deck during the winter.


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Winter Deck Builds


 

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Advantages of winter deck builds:

While it may seem unusual to build a deck during the winter months, Deck and Basement Company has perfected deck building all year long. We combine high quality materials and take advantage of the slow season to offer our customers an opportunity to save time, and money. Here, we share some of the advantages to winter deck builds:

Advantage #1: Be Ready for Spring

Your deck is ready day one when Spring hits. There’s no waiting for your deck to be built and watching the season get away from you. Building in the winter allows you and your family to enjoy your deck right away when the weather changes.

Advantage #2: Cost Savings

Because it’s unpopular to build during the winter months, the overall of the cost of the deck build is reduced. There is less demand for decking materials during the winter, resulting in more supply and reduced costs. We believe in passing this savings on to our customers.

 

Advantage 3: High Quality Materials

Deck and Basement has perfected winter deck We utilize specialty ground heating equipment and Diamond Piers® foundations allow us to build throughout the harshest winter conditions without compromising the integrity of the structure. We use only the highest quality materials that can be installed when the temperature drops, including Southern yellow pint which is kiln-dried and will not expand during the winter months. Azek decking ihas the least amount of expansion and contraction of the decking materials on the market today. Combined with our all-aluminum railing system, you can rest assured that if your deck is constructed in June or January, it is sure to be safe.


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The Process

Our process starts with a one-on-one, no hassle consultation with one of our qualified representatives. Our professional and experienced sales staff will guide you through the process from start to finish to match your home, lifestyle and budget. Once we have outlined your unique needs, we’ll work with you to develop a customized proposal for your new deck.

Once confirmed, we get right to work- scheduling installation, securing the necessary permits and beginning the construction process. Because we use only highly skilled professional craftsmen, our build time averages 3-4 days. We cover every detail- safety, cleanup, inspection, and more- when installing your new deck.

When installation and cleanup are complete, we’ll consult with you to ensure we have met your standards and made your vision a reality.

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When you work with the best, you get the best results. Contact Deck and Basement Company today to schedule your free consultation.


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