How to Protect Your Deck This Winter

Working in Maryland and Pennsylvania, we know how harsh the winters can get, and there’s a lot we need to do to prepare. We need to pull out our winter coats, put salt down in our driveways, and make sure the sleds are ready to go, but did you know you also need to get your deck ready for the winter? As an experienced Maryland deck building company, we wanted to take some time today to talk about how you can get your home’s deck ready.

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Give Your Deck A Thorough Inspection

The first thing you should do when preparing your deck for the winter is examine it. Start with the deck’s surface, then look at your entire deck. Looking for any kind of damage. Specifically, you’ll want to be looking for any potential splits or cracks, and any potential water damage. If you do find damage, you should get in contact with a Maryland deck building firm.

Fix Any Damages to Your Boards

Once you’ve inspected your whole deck, you’ll next need to repair or replace any damaged boards. If you’re familiar with carpentry then you may be able to do this yourself, but if not then you can always get some help from a professional MD deck building company.

Check Your Joists for Any Rotting

Your joists are an important part of your deck, without them the structure of your deck would fall apart.  Therefore, it’s crucial to make sure your joists are completely rot-free. The sun is usually unable to penetrate through to your joists, and moisture can collect in the screws and nails. If you’ve discovered rot in your joists, you’ll need to have it repaired or replaced by a professional MD deck building company.

Work with an Experienced Deck Building Company in Maryland

Here at Custom Deck Builders, we’ve been providing Maryland with our deck building services for years, and we’ve enjoyed every moment of it. If you need help preparing your home’s deck for the winter, or if you have any deck questions at all, give us a call. Our team of highly trained Maryland deck builders is standing by ready to help you.

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