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.

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Maxwell Hardscapes
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
(704) 469-5766

Make Your Old Deck Look Like New Again

When you walk across your deck, what do you notice?  If you have noticed loose or rotting boards, worn out stain or squeaky spots on your decks, it may be time to have a deck contractor fix your deck. Old decks not only detract from the beauty of your home, they can be dangerous and cause injury. Here are some ideas to update your deck to ensure it is safe and beautiful again.

A deck adds space for entertaining and relaxing outside, giving you a place for enjoying time in the sun and under the stars. Decks are a beautiful option that can you one or multiple levels of space for your backyard. However, wood decks do require maintenance to protect the wood and keep it looking new. Stain and sealant helps protect the wood and stop it from graying and rot. Even with sealant, wood can eventually rot and need to be replaced.

Deck Sealant, Stain and Repairs

If your deck only has surface issues, staining and sealing may be all you need to make it look like new again. Pressure washing away debris, then adding new stain and sealant can give your deck a makeover. If there is no damage to the wood or structure, this is a quick fix for a deck that is looking worn.

However, if there are rotting, loose or splintering boards on your deck, you are beyond sealant. If only a few boards are in bad shape, you may be able to repair your deck. But, if you have structural problems or many boards that are weak, it may be time to replace the entire deck.

Maintenance can help keep your deck looking great and protected for many years. Talk to your local landscaper that offers deck repair and maintenance to have your deck repaired or sealed to make it look like new again before the summer.

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