More often than not, homeowners are increasingly investing in composite decking for their homes. Composite decking is so popular because it’s low maintenance and requires little to no care. Ultimately, composite decking usually comes in so many different colors, styles, designs, textures, and more, so homeowners can choose the best options, allowing their home to stand out from the rest. Here are some helpful maintenance tips and tricks to ensure your composite deck withstands the test of time.
Avoid Any Standing Water
If standing water is a risk in your area, you’ll want to ensure that you have proper drainage systems installed to avoid damaging your composite deck. Although composite decking is designed to resist standing water, you should always make sure that you take proactive measures to do all you can to minimize any standing liquid-like puddles in the yard. Mold and mildew can accumulate when there is an excess of standing water or moisture in your home. Ultimately, reducing excess water and excess moisture is a great way to provide the most extensive lifespan of your composite decking effectively and efficiently.
Ventilating The Underside Of Your Deck
With a composite deck, allowing for the bottom of it to be properly ventilated makes a world of difference. You can benefit from having the right ventilation features in place for the underside of your deck. The reality is, there are simple tools you can use to ventilate the underside of your composite deck properly. Ultimately, making sure your deck has at least six inches of unobstructed airflow beneath it can extend the overall lifespan of your composite deck so you and the family can enjoy it for many years to come.
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