What better way to enjoy a warm afternoon or evening by relaxing on your deck, feet kicked up, maybe a cold beverage in hand, soaking in the sun?
Decks not only increase the value of your home but also provide us with a great outdoor area to spend time with friends, family, and pets (or alone).
This simple maintenance schedule will ensure your deck not only looks great but also remains safe:
• Stain Often
Sun, snow, rain, followed by more sun – you know the drill. Everything we love about Colorado also means wear and tear on your deck.
To ensure your deck lasts as long as you’d like it to, protect it with stain such as Superdeck transparent stain to keep it in tip-top shape.
• Check for Loose Boards and Nails
Check for loose posts, beams, and joists and look out for any signs of rot. And look for extreme rust that may have developed – the hardware holding your deck together is as important as the wood itself.
• Clean and Sweep
A clean deck, free of debris, etc. will help prolong the life and prevent mold, rot, and other problems.
Remove any branches or debris that continue to work their way into the cracks.
Do you perform regular maintenance measures on your deck? It may be a good time to start! As always, our helpful staff at Ace Hardware of Fort Collins is able to assist you with any questions you may have.
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