Wood Deck Maintenance
Over time the sun, rain, and sadly pollutants in our air can degrade your deck’s defenses taking its color and looks with it. Our deck maintenance services will keep your deck protected and looking great year-round. The deck maintenance service consists of three primary elements, regular cleaning, spot sanding when needed combined with a stain, and seal when appropriate.
If you have recently installed a new ipe, mangaris, redwood, or another wood deck then sealing your deck may be the best possible way to avoid detailed deck refinishing in the future. In fact, sealing your deck the moment it is built and following it up with regular deck maintenance is crucial if you want to maintain a beautiful appearance and protect the integrity of your deck’s material. Installing a new deck can be expensive, by employing affordable and regular deck maintenance services you can greatly extend its lifespan.
Deck Maintenance Before & After
Why Do I Need To Seal My Deck?
Some people choose to allow their decks to weather to a gray appearance. However, without a high-quality deck sealer matched to your type of wood, it is highly likely the deck will become damaged from high sun and rain exposure.
Homeowners will often try to Do It Themselves using a decking restorer like Liquid Armor or a Rustoleum deck restore, only to find out mass-produced products don’t meet many specific needs. In fact, the best deck sealer products are not usually those found at the big box stores. Teak & Deck Professionals uses only top-quality sealers and matches the right sealer to your wood type and condition.
The saying an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The same is true for maintaining your deck. Regular affordable deck maintenance results in a deck that resists fading, decay, or rot. Plus your deck looks GREAT all the time. By avoiding deck maintenance you may find that the resulting damage will then require a more costly deck resurfacing in the future. Keep your deck looking great and avoid costly repairs in the future by hiring professionals who will clean, stain and maintain your deck with the very best deck stains and sealers.
The Proper Care of Wood Decks
When it comes to maintaining your deck, you really only have two choices: you can sell now, or you can seal later. If you seal your deck as soon as it is installed and take care to reseal and protect it on a regular basis, you will find that the overall cost of deck maintenance is far less than replacement. On the other hand, if you fail to seal your deck and you wait too long, you may find that you are faced with expensive repairs and even replacement of your deck’s surface or supports.
Teak & Deck Professionals can help you choose the right deck maintenance schedule to keep your deck looking great. We will examine your wood, talk to you about how you use your deck, and determine the best maintenance plan. We can help you decide when to refinish or restore your deck if necessary and will explain how to keep it looking great, no matter what the weather or how much you use it.
Why Teak and Deck Professionals To Maintain Your Deck?
Teak & Deck Professionals are ready to help you with regular maintenance for your outdoor deck, whether you choose teak, ipe, ironwood, managaris, redwood, or cedar for your decking material. We perform spot deck sanding after lightly cleaning the deck then apply the right sealing methods to ensure that your wood is protected. We can offer you the best deck sealers available that will penetrate and protect your investment in your fine deck wood.
We have over 1,500 Satisfied Regular Customers which demonstrates our level of experience and status as a leading professional deck maintenance provider.
Frequently Asked Questions
A wood deck will periodically need to be cleaned and resealed if the natural color of the wood is to be preserved. To avoid heavy graying, periodic cleaning is a minimum.
Wood decking willgo gray when exposed to the sun but can keep its natural color by a regular cleaning and sealing schedule.
Neither. It is best to clean a deck using appropriate wood cleaners and brighteners, mixed to the correct strength. A powerwasher can/should be used for rinsing the cleaning agents as the flow rate of a pressure washer can be advantageous when compared to a normal hose and nozzle. Sanding can close the pores of the wood, inhibiting the wood from absorbing a penetrating sealer.
Not without proper cleaners and brighteners. A pressure washer can cause damage to the wood and should only be used by a professional.
A deck should be cleaned every 6-12 months, depending on exposure to the elements and foot traffic.
You should properly clean and brighten your deck before sealing; a pressure washer is simply a good way to rinse cleaners from the deck's surface.