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How to Maintain Decking All Year Round?


30th September 2020

Use a sealer

A sealer can drastically help improve the condition of your decking and ensure you’re heading in the right direction when it comes to maintenance. The premise behind using a sealer is to make sure the top surface is protected with a neat layer that provides total coverage. If you are doing this correctly, your decking is going to remain in good shape throughout varying temperatures. Before applying a deck sealer, we recommend you give it a deep clean as this will ensure you don’t create a splotchy seal that can’t effectively protect your deck.

 

Keep a tarp cover for winter

You are going to want to lay a tarp cover on top of the deck during the wintertime. A lot of people fail to do this and but why leave your deck completely exposed to hash elements if you’re not going to be using it? It's better to make sure you have it fully protected as that is going to go a long way in making sure the winters are easier to manage. A lot of people don't do this and it can cause moisture to soak into the decking, weakening the structure as a result.

 

Search for issues regularly

As the old saying goes; ‘if you look for problems you will find them’. We’re not saying you need to inspect your deck with a microscope; however, it can be greatly beneficial to have a maintenance schedule in place. If you are not checking for issues regularly, such as cracking or leaks, you may be inviting significant problems later on when small issues become large, costly repairs. The more often you check the overall quality and performance of your deck, the easier it becomes to maintain your decking throughout the year. Otherwise, you are going to quickly realise just how challenging it can become.

These are just a several key tips that are going to help you in making sure your decking looks the way you want it to. Remember, this is one of those investments that needs to be made with care. You are not only preventing damage from occurring right away, but protecting it for many years to come.

If you’re looking to invest in a new decking, we would be glad to assist. We are completely in charge of our production from the tree to the finished decking product, which enables us to control quality every step of the way. As a result, you get the very best decking for your needs. You can learn more about us and how we can help you by using our live chat service or by calling our friendly sales team on 01536 267107.

 



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