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A deck or patio can enhance any home by allowing the residents to expand their living space through outdoor activities such as barbecues and relaxing in front of a fire pit. Unfortunately, decks and patios are exposed to the elements throughout the year and can suffer from that exposure. A schedule of yearly maintenance can help keep your deck or patio intact and ready for use.
Problems with a wooden deck can appear when moisture penetrates the deck’s stain or paint. When this happens, the wood can become rotten and dangerous to walk on.
To keep a wooden deck sound, regular maintenance that includes sweeping and cleaning the deck will allow you to discover any damage to the decking material, stairs and posts. Such minor damage can be repaired before it becomes costly and dangerous. If left unchecked, this kind of damage could ruin structural members of the deck, requiring complete replacement. Another dangerous type of damage is that of the railings. If the railings are loose or rotted, they pose a danger to those who are using them as support to moving up or down the stairs.
Decks & Patios Beautify Your Home
For a patio made of pavers, regular maintenance will ensure that the surface remains clean and flat for outdoor use. Keeping the patio well preserved will save you the expense of replacing the surface in the future. Keeping the patio clean through sweeping and power washing reduces staining of the pavers and reduces any mold or weeds growing in the joists that could become slippery. It is recommended that brick pavers be sealed every two to three years to protect the material from the weather.
The Homestar Group can help you preserve your properties’ outdoor living spaces through regular inspections and maintenance. By addressing small issues early, you can save money over time.