As the weather gets cooler, it’s the perfect time to prepare your deck for the winter ice and snow. By performing a few simple maintenance tasks, you can prolong your deck’s life and save time and money. Here are three fall maintenance tips to help you get your deck ready for the upcoming winter.

Clear Outdoor Debris

Dirt, leaves, and other debris can build up in the floorboards of your deck over time. This trapped debris can lock in moisture that can cause wood rot and further damage. Sweep your deck and then use a power washer or garden sprayer to eliminate any remaining debris. A professional deck cleaning can give you the best results.

Inspect Your Deck

Once your deck is clean, you will want to perform a fall maintenance inspection. Look for areas where moisture may have created any weak spots. If you notice any mildew, remove it immediately. Tighten any loose railings and hardware.

Seal Your Deck

Sealing and staining your deck is a fall maintenance task you don’t want to ignore. Your deck should be sealed or stained once every two to three years to protect it from rain, ice, and snow. You can avoid warping or rot by making sure your deck is sealed correctly ‘ This can destroy the structural integrity of your deck and increase the risk of pest infiltration.

Get Help with Fall Deck Maintenance

Taking care of your deck will ensure it will stay protected throughout the harsh winter months until you are ready to use it again. If you don’t have time to take care of these fall maintenance tasks, Roof-to-Deck Restoration is here to help you. Our team of professionals can assist you in cleaning, sealing, and staining your deck. Get your deck ready for winter by contacting us today to get a quote on our services.