Teak & Deck Professionals Offers Tips on Maintaining Wood DecksDrew
Maintaining your wood deck is one of the most important things you can do to preserve your home’s value. Decks add great value to homes; in fact, a recent survey at suggested that decks can cause homeowners to recoup nearly 81 percent of their investment! Therefore, adding a deck makes sense if you are thinking of selling. Decks also add great enjoyment to your family life, providing an outdoor space to eat, play, relax and visit with friends. As shown in a recent article on the value of building decks at, decks enable families to build an “outdoor room” without the high cost of enclosed room additions. However, any deck is only as good as its maintenance, so it is important to maintain your deck to the highest possible standards.
Maintaining Your Deck Starts With Sealers
Deck sealers, as seen at, are the foundation of deck maintenance. Decks are subject to a great deal of weathering as well as other types of wear and tear, and a sealer, as the name implies, seals out much of the impact of these factors. While sealing a deck may seem like a no-brainer, many homeowners never explore their deck sealing options or think that because they put some sealer on once that their decks will be protected forever. Only when the deck is falling apart do some homeowners realize that they have not been exercising proper maintenance.
Teak & Deck Professionals offer not only deck sealing techniques as seen at but also some of the finest deck sealers available on the market. We have spent years studying wooden decks and how to maintain them successfully. We can help you find the right way to preserve and protect your deck investment.
The important thing to remember when sealing a deck is that not all deck sealers are appropriate for all woods. If you have an Ipe or Mangarin deck, for example, you not only have to use specific sealers but you must seal every six months for the first two years, then annually after that. Other woods do not require a bi-yearly sealer; instead, annual treatment is enough.
Let the experts at Teak & Deck Professionals help you take care of your valuable deck investment with proper sealing products and techniques. Give us a call today!