Tips for Preparing Your Deck for Spring
Spring has finally sprung and it’s time once again for backyard get togethers, barbecues and hours and hours of relaxation on your outdoor deck. But before you start sending out the invitations to your first backyard bash of the year and before you kick off your shoes and relax, you will want to know how to prepare your deck for spring.
· Have your deck inspected: The winter storms and cold weather may have damaged your deck during the past several months. As a precaution, you should consider having your deck inspected by professionals just to make sure. They will be able to check the entire structure including the under deck for rot, mildew or nails that have popped out. Deck inspection is one of the things we as custom deck builders in NJ do. We will be able to determine if the condition of your deck warrants celebration or concern.·
De-grime your deck: The first step in preparing your deck for spring is to remove all the clutter from it. This means sweeping away fallen leaves, sand and any other debris that has fallen on your deck during the winter. After that you will want to take a hose and rinse your deck free of stains and any smaller particles that have accumulated over the past several months. If you need NJ deck refinishing we can help you get spring off to the right start.
· Clean off outdoor furniture: Assuming you left your furniture outdoors during the summer, now is the time to remove cushions and other textiles from your outdoor furnishings and give them a thorough cleaning. Next, wipe down the furniture itself to remove any excess dirt and debris using the appropriate cleaners. (For example, use wood polish to clean wood, plastic cleaner to clean plastic furnishings, etc.)·
Improve the functionality of your deck: Consider working with us to decide if you wish to add features to your existing deck such as lighting, a sound system, a pergola, etc. These additions can make your outdoor gathering place truly stand out.·
Liven up your deck with colorful furniture, umbrellas, accent pillows, and flowers: You can really help herald in the arrival of spring by decorating your deck with the latest design trends. There are also many apps online that will help you redesign your deck if needed.If you follow all of the above tips, you are certain to get the most out of your deck. A clean, safe deck will be an asset to your home that you will be able to enjoy for many years to come.
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