"If you look after it, it'll last longer." That's the simple truth to a lot of things. Decks are no exception.
If you inspect your deck yearly, do repairs as they come up, and clean and refinish on schedule, then your deck will stand the test of time. This is what will allow you to enjoy the benefits of having a deck. A deck that is not maintained will depreciate the value of your home instead of enhancing it. Sun Boss wants all homeowners to understand the responsibility of maintaining and preserving their investment.
After you’ve had Sun boss Build the deck of your dreams, the following tips will help in preserving your investment. The first three to five years will show very little wear and tear, however the UV rays will take it’s toll on a deck that is not well maintained. Several products such as trek decking will help in minimalizing any maintenance issues. Sun Boss will guide you through these budget decisions.
You should inspect your deck annually to determine what needs fixing. Safety, looks, and deck longevity are all at stake so it's worth your time.
Once you've made all the necessary deck repairs, clean your deck properly to get rid of algae, mildew, stains, and other debris. It is time to move on to resealing/finishing your deck.
Once you've cleaned your deck, let it dry completely before moving on the next step. Refinishing.
And how do you know it's time to refinish your deck? Here's a handy tip from Lowes: Sprinkle some water on the deck and see if it is absorbed or if the droplets bead up. If the water soaks into the wood immediately, it's time to apply a sealer.