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!

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    Almost one (very rainy) year ago, we used RainAway Deck Drain Systems to install our underdeck system at our home. It is fabulous. It is life changing. We now enjoy grilling, entertaining, reading, writing, relaxing on our patio under the deck. Rain or shine, we can still be outside and comfortable! After researching and talking to other similar companies, we chose RainAway. The quality, care and attention to every detail by the employees was amazing. And they take great pride in their work and want to make sure the customer is happy with the product. And the quality of the ...
    Couldn't be happier! Jeff was very helpful in answering a lot of the questions we had and was always quick to respond. He was able to get us scheduled and the team came out and did a tremendous job installing it within day. No leaks, it looks great, and now we have an extra living space outdoors to stay cool and dry! Thanks Jeff!
    Jeff Butler and his team did a GREAT JOB on our project!!! His crew was courteous and professional and finished the work on schedule and on budget. The finished product is better than we had imagined and we will enjoy it for many years to come.