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How To Care For Your Deck This Fall

Fall has finally arrived and, while many of us are still taking advantage of the mild temperatures, it’s important to pay extra attention to the care of your deck in the fall to ensure that it is ready for winter. Proper treatment in fall is the best way to ensure that your deck is in tip top shape once things start to warm up again in the spring. 

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3 Fall Deck Care Tips

Keep it Clean

It may be pretty to watch the changing leaves fall and gather on your deck, but it is vital that you remove them promptly before they can cause damage. Piles of leaves combined with autumn rain and moisture can lead to mold and mildew buildup that you may not notice until it’s too late. A quick sweep followed by a light scrub with soap and water is all it takes to keep your deck clean and clear this fall. 

How’s the Stain?

Aside from keeping your deck the color you’ve chosen, stain helps protect your deck from sun and water. Stains aren’t a one and done deal however, and should be applied every 3-4 years for optimal results. Early fall is the perfect time to stain your deck to keep it protected for the winter. 

Is Everything Secure? 

After every major deck season it’s a good idea to give your deck a onceover. Are your railings sturdy or have they come loose? Are there any boards that are wobbly or creaky? Is your deck properly attached to your home? A quick assessment of your deck and its parts is an easy way to catch any structural problems before it’s too late. 

Something Wrong? Let Harmony Decking Help You Fix It!These tips are simple enough for any homeowner to follow but if you run into a problem, don’t hesitate to give Harmony Decking a call! If you want to learn more about Harmony Decking or have a problem that needs work, you can contact us at 215-290-7727. Let us help you with all your deck work this fall!

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