Spring is right around the corner, and that means most homeowners are starting to prepare their outdoor spaces for get-togethers in the fresh air and under the warm sun. In this article, multi-family siding and deck installers at Eagle Creek Siding share the steps necessary to prepare your deck for spring.
- Clean the deck. Start by cleaning off the deck. Using a sturdy broom, sweep between the boards as thoroughly as possible. You want to get all the dirt and debris out of the cracks. Then, go over the deck one more time with a long-handled brush and a non-abrasive cleaning solution. Work on areas that have serious stains to make your deck look shiny and new.
- Stain the deck. Once the deck is completely dry, proceed to stain it. Depending on the deck material, the proper stain will protect it from harsh UV light and moisture and prevent it from breaking down. If you have gorgeous wood, go with a transparent stain. If your deck has seen a few hard years, let a re-siding and deck professional apply a solid stain to cover its surface.
- Clean deck features. Wash your furniture with a mixture of ¼ cup laundry detergent and a gallon of water, then spray it down with a hose. Take apart the grill and vigorously scrub it before putting it back together.
- Choose upgrades. Spring is the perfect time to think about upgrading your outdoor experience. For improved safety and a better atmosphere at night, you might want to consider installing solar deck lights. For comfortable shade in the afternoon, consider a pergola. A deck heater for chilly evenings is also a valuable investment.
For exterior improvements like deck installation and commercial siding replacement, trust only Eagle Creek Siding, LLC. With industry-leading products and excellent workmanship, we’ll improve the beauty and functionality of your property in no time. Call us at (360) 226-6970 or fill out our contact form and we’ll get back to you shortly.