How to Prepare Your Deck for Winter
As we’re flying through fall, now is the perfect time to think about winterizing your deck. If properly maintained, your deck can last through many years of spring and summer enjoyment. If neglected, however, you might find that a rough winter has left your deck rotted, weak, and unusable. The pros at RainAway have collected some tips to help you prepare your deck for the winter so you can enjoy it for years to come!
Give your deck a once-over. Hopefully, you already inspected it in the spring. Now is also a perfect time to look for any signs of mildew, mold, or wood rot that might have occurred over the summer. Especially check any spots that might have collected moisture.
Clear and clean your deck. You will want to store chairs and other furniture or at least cover them to protect them from the elements. Sweep away debris and clean stains. You may even want to consider a professional cleaning to ensure that there is no way that algae can grow or that moisture can otherwise build up.
Maintain upkeep over the winter. Deck care doesn’t end with fall! You will want to use a push broom or something similar to push off ice and snow to ensure that it doesn’t damage your deck. Avoid using shovels and other tools that could scratch and damage the wood.
Last but not least, you’ll want to consider a RainAway Under Deck System. Our patented system ensures that moisture will not cause your deck structure to lose strength while keeping the underside dry and clean for entertaining, storage, or many other uses. To learn more about the RainAway Under Deck system, call us at (770) 928-7246 or contact us online today!