The deck is a wonderful addition to have in any home. After all, not only can it enhance your home’s overall aesthetic appeal but it can also increase its value. Unfortunately, during the winter season, your deck can sustain various kinds of damage that can be costly to remediate. Luckily, it is possible to protect your deck from the ravages of the winter season.
In this article, deck installation and metal roof company Carolina Home Specialists gives you a guide that can help you protect your deck this winter season.
Clean the Deck
Just like your roof, the best way to protect a deck is to clean it up. Remove every clutter and debris before the winter season is in full swing by disposing of any organic material that may have been left there and putting away planters that were left out all winter. Afterward, make sure to scrub it down to keep the surface clean and remove the mold and mildew buildup on the deck to prevent them from spreading.
Apply Water Repellent Seal
Once the surface of your deck is clean, experts recommend that you apply a high-quality sealant on the surface. That way, the sealant can as a shield against moisture and ice. However, as this may require the removal of prior finishes, consider enlisting the services of experts like the deck installation and roofing contractor Carolina Home Specialists to get the job done.
Cover With a Tarp
Another way you can protect your deck is to prevent snow from building upon its surface. To accomplish this, you can cover as much of your deck as possible with a tarpaulin. By doing so, the added barrier can keep moisture out of its cracks, reducing the risk of ice formation and warping.
Just because it’s covered with a tarpaulin and a water repellent seal is applied, it doesn’t mean you no longer have to remove the snow that builds up on your deck. With that in mind, make sure to shovel the snow mounds from your deck to remove them. Make sure to shovel in the same direction as the boards and avoid using salt or other ice-melting products.
Need an expert roofer that offers a reasonable metal roof estimate? Look no further than Carolina Home Specialists, your leading provider of deck construction and roofing services. Give us a call at (336) 740-9915 or fill out our contact form to get a free quote.