Fall is finally here, which means you may be lamenting how quick summer came and gone. The good news is that you don’t have to stop using your deck just because the seasons are changing. To help your deck remain in tip-top shape during Fall and to keep being able to use it, you just need to start prepping it for colder and wetter weather. That’s why Harmony Decking is here to help you know just how to prepare a deck for Fall!
Steps and Tips on How to Prepare a Deck for Fall
- First, you’ll want to sweep and clear both the deck and surrounding yard of debris. Make sure there’s no leaves, that branches and bushes are trimmed, and there’s no mold or moss nearby that could spread to your deck.
- Next, give your deck a thorough cleaning. Washing regularly is a great way to extend the life of your deck, but as the seasons change, it’s always an extra good idea. Temperature, weather, and climate changes can all affect your deck, so get a safe, bleach-free cleaner to get that deck super clean!
- If you haven’t recently done so, you’ll want to give your deck a protective coating. This is why it’s of the utmost importance your deck and the surrounding areas are clean. You don’t want to ruin the coating right before the weather changes. A protective coating is going to prevent cracks, splitting, and other damage to the wood of your deck. If you’re not sure on what to do, contact Harmony Decking or another professional for extra help.
- Finally, you may also consider investing in a new deck. Inspect your deck for weak points, rotting, mold, cracks, and other more serious issues. A bad storm in Fall or Winter can mean the end of a good deck if it’s already vulnerable. It’s best to install a new deck in advance before it falls, breaks, or collapses and causes extra damage.
Harmony Decking Can Prepare Your Deck for Fall
If you’re not sure on how to properly prepare a deck for fall, or if you feel more comfortable leaving these steps to professionals, it’s time to give Harmony Decking a call. We are deck experts who can help give your deck a protective coating, install a new one, or inspect it for weak spots. To schedule an appointment or get a consultation, call us at 215-290-7727 or fill out our online form!