Relaxing on the deck with a cup of coffee and a book is the perfect holiday thought for many. A well-maintained deck will turn out to be main attraction for your house during spring and summer. If you don’t yet have one, then it is time to get the new deck from the home designers. However, if you have one from couple of years now, then it is time to inspect!
Deck is the part of your house that is exposed to all weather conditions for all 365 days a year, which may have caused damage to some of its parts and may require replace or repair for safety reasons. Before you call an expert for new decks and deck restoration work, here are some tips that will help you carry out primary inspection and restoration work on your own. If you are still not sure about the strength of the deck or want to make it more comfortable, call an expert from the award winning contractor like Karma Home Studios or similar to get it fixed before using it for your leisure.
Some tips to care for your deck
Apply Restoration Coating
Due to harsh weather conditions, your deck will lose its luster over a period of time. Some boards will look older than others and you may want to replace them. However, applying restoration coating before deciding on replacement is always a better idea. Such coating along with sunshine would bring new life and shine to the deck.
Fix the wobbly joints
Over a period of time, the joints may require some reinforcement in order to keep them strong. The metal nuts and bolts will require some oiling to avoid rusting. All these can be carried out at regular intervals, so that the deck doesn’t collapse before you get time to call an expert.
Protecting the deck with awning or shade
This is a good idea to give a little relief to the deck from seasonal variations. The shade would also work to keep you cool in scorching sunlight or dry on rainy day. Adding a shade would increase the functionality of the deck to great extent.
Apart from above care tips, you may also keep the deck clean by regularly treating molds and mildews in order to add more years to its life. A well-maintained deck will stay there for decades without showing a sign of rotting.