I can’t believe we are already into the first week of October! The snow, ice and wind will here before you know it.
It doesn’t matter if your deck is new or older – now is a great time to prepare your deck for the coming winter.
By sweeping your deck you will be getting rid of debris that could produce mildew and algae growth. Next, you want to rinse with a hose to remove dirt and grime. If you need to, scrub with a bristle brush using a mix of water and a mild detergent. If you prefer power washing – be careful – a power-wash can damage your deck.
Consider using a water repellent finish on the deck to help protect it from rain, sleet, snow and ice.
Tighten any loose screws and replace any decking that shows excessive ware.
These simple steps will help prolong the life of your deck.