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5 Tips To Protect Your New Jersey Deck

5 Tips To Protect Your New Jersey Deck

Everyone loves spending time on their deck. When the weather is nice, there’s no better way to enjoy the beauty of your backyard!

Living on the coast means that we deal with the ever changing weather. This can wreak havoc on your beautiful natural wood deck. In order to keep it looking its best, we recommend several strategies to combat deterioration.

Not only will this TLC keep your deck in good repair, it will also combat the need for large-scale repairs.

#1: Keep Up With Your Annual Cleaning

As your deck begins to age, it will start growing mold and mildew. With time, this will cause deterioration to break down your wood. We recommend that you give your deck a good scrubbing with a deck-specific cleaner to remove mold, mildew, and dirt. Cleaning can also restore the shine!

An extremely effective method for deck cleaning is to use a power washer. Keep in mind, while power washing may seem like something you can tackle alone, it may be best to leave this to the pros!

Power washing easily removes dirt, grime, mildew etc. The problem is that it can just as easily remove paint and scar your surface. Our painters are trained to power wash so you can rest assured that we will do the job correctly.

#2: Keep Your Deck Clean

This may seem obvious, but debris that collects in the corners of your deck needs to be regularly cleaned. Moisture lives in this debris and will seep into your wood. Wood rot is a real concern when dealing with debris sitting on your deck.

Your deck was built to drain. This combats water pooling and holds wood rot at bay. Help this process along by keeping your deck clear.

#3: Routine Staining & Sealing

Everyone loves the look of a freshly stained deck. The gloss and rich colors create a beautiful focal point in your yard. Beyond beauty, this also provides essential protection against wood rot, insects, UV damage, moisture intrusion and more.

Although you may think that you should restain and seal your deck after the old seal starts to come off, it’s much better to keep up with a routine. This keeps your deck from becoming compromised and holds need for more extensive repairs at bay.

#4: Choose An Eco-Friendly Rug

Many people choose to add outdoor rugs to their deck. These rugs add an element of style and protect the deck from the wear and tear of the deck furniture.

However, you need to realize that the material of the rug could harbor moisture. You don’t want water to collect under your rug and rot your deck! Recycled plastic rugs are not only great for the environment, but they’re also a great choice since they don’t absorb moisture!

# 5: Clean Lines Painting: New Jersey’s Coastal Painting Experts

Clean Lines Painting has been established in New Jersey since 2003. Our dedication to offering the best service possible has allowed us to become New Jersey’s most trusted painting company. We can help you set up a routine to keep your deck looking its best. In addition to full service exterior painting, we also provide annual inspections, power washing services, staining and sealing and deck repair! To learn more about our services or schedule an appointment for a free estimate, please fill out our contact form, or give us a call.

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