It’s Summertime – Time to Enjoy Your Deck!
Summer is just about here, so you know what that means – it’s time to get out there and start enjoying your deck! You’ve been waiting for warmer weather to really start spending your time outside, and now that it’s here, you want your deck to be perfect! That’s why Harmony Decking has put together some tips and tricks for summer deck maintenance that will help you extend the life of your deck and get optimum enjoyment out of it while it’s still nice out!
A Little Work. A Big Payoff
If you’ve been following our blog for some time, or you’re a diligent deck owner, then you already know about routine deck maintenance that needs to be performed year-’round to keep your deck in tip-top shape. From checking for rot to sealing your deck, you’ve been keeping your eye on your deck. Now that it’s summer, it’s time to finally enjoy all the work you’ve put into it! However, it doesn’t stop there. Here are some smaller maintenance tasks you should do this summer while you’re using your deck more often:
- Always clean up after yourself! It seems like a no-brainer, but clean up spills, sweep off dirt, and get that grill grease off your deck ASAP. Messes will stain your deck and a deck that is constantly dirty is more likely to rot and mold.
- Protect your furniture and belongings! They are just as much part of your deck as the wood and often cost a lot of money! Protect them from the elements by storing them properly or covering them when you’re not using them.
- Protect from bugs (check out our post here) to prevent breeding, nesting, and more. Nothing ruins a cookout like finding a beehive.
- Upgrade old or rundown parts of the deck. If you need a new railing or find a spot of rot, summer is the perfect time to fix it up. Waiting until the off-season will only make it worse and probably cost you more money.
Need Help With Your Deck This Summer?
Deck maintenance is important, but we understand it’s not for everyone. If you need help with deck maintenance and upgrades this summer, call Harmony Decking at 215-290-7727. Or you can fill out our online form.