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How to Get Your Deck Ready for Spring
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Many are looking forward to spending more time outdoors with spring just around the corner. Winter could be harsh on your home’s exterior, including the deck. You’d want to make sure that your outdoor living space is in good shape so it’ll be ready for all your spring activities.

Here are tips for preparing your deck for spring from trusted exterior renovation contractors.

Inspect First

Before doing anything to your deck, inspect it first for damage. Look at the underdeck for rot, mildew, or popped out nails. Railings tend to get loose over the winter and structural issues can occur due to the weight of snow. Also, wood decks are more prone to damage due to freeze-thaw cycles. When checking your deck for rot, look for soft spots, discoloration, wood splintering, and components that may have gotten loose.

If your deck has been severely damaged during winter, consider replacing it with a new one. PJ Sullivan Construction can help you create a deck that’s perfect for your home and lifestyle. You should also consider getting a luxury front door to make a good first impression on your guests and friends.

Deep Cleaning

Remove all furnishings from the deck before you start cleaning. Use a sturdy broom to remove dust and debris on and between the boards. Thoroughly clean the areas where the boards meet the house. Set the broom aside and get a long-handled brush and a cleaner recommended for your deck’s material. Go over the deck again, making sure to focus on areas with stains.

Stain Your Deck

After the deck has dried, it’s time to stain it. Restaining will bring back the beauty of your deck and ensure it stays protected from harmful ultraviolet rays and the damaging effects of moisture. Keep in mind that water and sunlight can speed up the deterioration of wood. Choose a transparent stain if you want to flaunt your wood deck. An opaque or solid stain is a great option for older decks.

At PJ Sullivan Construction, we’re here to help with your exterior remodeling needs. We offer deck installation, siding replacement, chimney repair, and more. Call us at (201) 857-0600 in New York or (914) 768-3002 in New Jersey. You may also fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We serve clients in Bergen County, NJ.

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