Sunny afternoons spent on a backyard deck are hard to beat. But, the sun’s warming rays are also giving its wood a beating. Add rain or snow to the mix, and its fibers are aging and breaking down. To help counter these harsh effects, follow these Today’s Homeowner tips for wooden deck maintenance.
Wooden Deck Maintenance Tips
Follow these tips to maintain your wooden deck, combat aging and extend its life:
- Clean or wash your deck at least once a year.
- Use a pressure washer or scrub brush with mild detergent.
- Apply stain or sealer to your wooden deck regularly.
- Use a back brush technique into the wood grain for maximum protection.