Tips for Maintaining Your Wood Deck

Fisher Lumber Wood Deck

The better your wood deck is taken care of, the longer it is guaranteed to last.

There is no denying that proper maintenance is key to any wood deck. In fact, when it comes to cleaning your wood fence, there are definitely some specific guidelines you’ll want to follow to ensure your wood deck can withstand the test of time. For the most part, decks are a great addition to any type of home. The reality is, composite decks usually require less maintenance than other decks out there. Ultimately, knowing how to care for your wooden fence will allow you to enjoy it for many years to come. Here are some helpful tips and tricks to ensure your wooden deck can really withstand the test of time.

A Deep Cleaning Once A Year

For the most part, a deck will usually need a deep and thorough cleaning at least once a year. In fact, having protective sealers applied to your deck can allow it to maintain its health over time. The reality is, having an appropriate decking cleaning solution is also important — which is why it sometimes is most beneficial to hire a professional once a year to do a proper deep clean of your wooden fence. Ultimately, using a roller or sprayer to apply the cleaning solution tends to be the best way to go as it’ll easily kill any mold or bacteria that have potentially made their way to your wood deck. 

Cover Any Nearby Shrubs Beforehand

If you have any plants or other landscape elements in your yard, it is always optimal to keep them safe from any chemicals by covering them before embarking on your cleaning adventure. In fact, the chemicals in cleaners and sealants can tend to kill plants immediately — which is why if you have any greenery or shrubs in the yard, be sure to properly and completely cover them before starting to use any of those cleaning chemicals and solutions on the deck itself. The reality is, covering all nearby vegetation will truly do wonders towards allowing your yard and greenery to stay safe while you clean your wooden deck. Ultimately, being mindful to drape the coverings loosely to still allow for air circulation is key.

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