Add Years to Your Deck with Stain

A beautiful wood deck is a wonderful addition to your home, giving you a raised area for outdoor entertaining. Decks have the advantage of keeping your outdoor living space above ground, out of the mud and away from pests. One disadvantage of wood decks is that they are vulnerable to rot. Weather takes its toll on wood, which can lead to premature replacement costs if protective options are not used. Stain is a perfect way to help keep your wood deck looking beautiful, while protecting it from rot.

Benefits of Deck Stain

Stain, when the right option is used, can offer many benefits for your wood deck. The reason that decks deteriorate is from exposure to the elements. Water is the natural enemy to wood, resulting in rot. The sun also has an impact, drying out the wood and weakening the planks. Stain that offers waterproofing and UV protection can protect the wood. This can reduce the chance of rotting, fading or drying wood on your deck, extending the life of your deck.

Another benefit of wood stain is it can protect the beauty of your deck. You can change the color of your wood if you prefer or just keep it the natural color with clear stain. Either way, it can help improve the aesthetics of your deck while it protects and extends the life of the wood.

Staining does need to be done every few years to keep protecting your deck. Save yourself the time and trouble and hire a landscaper that offers decking staining services. You can sit back and relax while your deck is stained and enjoy the benefits of a beautiful wood deck for many more years.

Posted on behalf of:
Maxwell Hardscapes
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
(704) 469-5766

5 Reasons to Add a New Deck to Your Home in 2016

Have you been considering adding a deck to your home? Wood decks are a popular addition to homes, adding beauty and value.  Now is the time to begin planning for your summer, so if you are still not sure whether you should build a new deck, here are five reasons to make it happen in 2016.

  1. Larger outdoor living space. Increase your living space with a fantastic deck. Decks can be built off any level of your home, giving you an area to enjoy the outdoor air.
  2. Add value to your home. A deck increases the value of your home, making it a worthwhile investment.
  3. Improve curb appeal. Wooden decks are beautiful and can add to the curb appeal of your home. Whether they are stained or painted, decks add depth and dimension to the home.
  4. Easy to maintain. Wooden decks are easy to maintain. A quick pressure washing each spring can keep the wood clean, with new stain or paint only needed every few years.
  5. Stay out of the mud. One of the benefits of a deck versus a patio is that decks are built above the ground. Even when the rain or snow hits, decks are off the ground and provide a useable outdoor space.

Make 2016 the year you enjoying grilling and gathering with your family on your deck. Call your local landscape contractor that offers deck building to begin planning your new wood deck for your home. Get started now and by the time those beautiful spring days arrive, you can spend them on your new deck.

Posted on behalf of:
Lanier Yardscapes
Peachree City, GA
(770) 648-1385