Tag Archives: Deck Sealing

Spring Home Maintenance

Start your spring exterior maintenance plan by grabbing a pen and paper and taking a walk around the full perimeter of your home. Compile a list of any necessary repairs you discover. Breaking these tasks down later into categories and prioritizing them will make the list more manageable.

Trim Trees & Bushes

You need relatively clear access to your home’s exterior to complete most maintenance tasks. A good place to start is to trim back any trees and bushes from the side of the house and hanging over the roof, gutters, and power lines. Remember to give the same attention to any outbuildings, such as a detached garage or storage shed. Read More >>

Refinishing or Sealing Your Wood Deck

Refinishing your deck not only adds beauty to your outdoor living space but is necessary to preserve the wood from sun and moisture damage. Depending on how well the deck has been cared for, you may simply need to have the deck cleaned thoroughly and a new coat of sealer applied.

In some cases, more extensive work is required. The following images show a deck that was previously painted with a traction type product. The owners wanted to restore the deck to its natural beauty. The first step required stripping the product off the wood surface, followed by a thorough pressure washing. Once dry, the wood was sanded to ensure all the old product was removed. The final step was applying the stain. The result is a beautiful deck restored to its original condition. Read More >>