Don’t Postpone Deck Maintenance

May 16


Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

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In difficult economic times it may seem tempting to delay care and maintenance of your deck and outdoor living spaces. However, puting off repair now may cost you more in the long run. In this article, Kevin Palmer Painting explains why.


In difficult economic times it may seem tempting to delay care and maintenance of your deck and outdoor living spaces. Expenses are high everywhere and your paycheck doesn’t seem to keep pace. Putting off that deck project is easy to rationalize. Yet for most people a home is their largest single asset,Don’t Postpone Deck Maintenance Articles and it requires routine annual maintenance to preserve and protect its value.

Power washing of deck floors, deck stairs, and deck railings followed by professional deck staining and refinishing is essential to reduce a homeowner’s long-term maintenance expenses. A properly cared for deck will minimize the need to repair and replace rotted wood and will prolong your deck’s longevity. In addition, a professional house painter’s application of a premium grade deck stain will enhance the beauty of the deck and increase the enjoyment of the deck as well.

The proper choice and application of deck stains and preservatives will best ensure the integrity of your deck’s wood finish. Different woods and different exposures necessitate different coating system requirements. Your house painting professionalcan help you in this process. With proper annual care there will be less cupping and curling of the deck flooring and deck railing caps. Wood will not split and splinter enabling rain and snow to further deteriorate the deck. And a properly cared for deck will better resist sun damage and deterioration. In most areas, the dual problems of rotted, deteriorated wood and mold and mildew growth are much less of a problem with painting customers who power wash and properly preserve their decks with the correct products annually.

Decks are an attractive complement to carefully maintained properties when the conscientious homeowner completes the routine maintenance necessary to preserve, protect, and enhance property values. So don’t delay. Remember that annual deck care will save money in the long run, postponing the need to replace or repair rotted wood. Also, the homeowner who invests in the care of his property can enjoy that next cookout on the back deck, confident in the knowledge that he has protected and enhanced his property at the same time. Professional power washingand cleaning ensures that you’ll enjoy your deck for many seasons.