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Prepping My Deck for Winter

Your deck is the best spot to spend the warm summer months, and while you may not be spending as much time on your deck during the winter, if you want to enjoy it again next summer, there’s some prep work you should do. At Custom Deck Builders, we’ve helped lots of Maryland homeowners prep their decks for the winter, and wanted to give you some winter preparation tips today.


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Clean Your Deck Off

The first thing you should do when looking to prepare your deck for the winter is clean it off. Any furniture or plants left on your deck could leave behind stains, ones you’ll have to clean later. Clearing your deck off will also make performing the next couple tips much easier.

Scrub Your Deck

If you leave debris and dirt on your deck, the harsh cold and snow storms brought on by winter can cause this dirt and grime to stain your deck. This is why we recommend Maryland homeowners scrub their decks before we get into the deep throes of winter. Perform an internet search, or contact a professional Maryland decking company to learn what cleaning agents are safe for your deck.

Apply a Water Repellent Seal

The best way to ensure your deck’s protection through the winter months is to apply a water repellent seal to it. You may have to have any previous finishes removed before applying your new water repellent sealant. This is a job you could do yourself if you have experience using sealants, otherwise you’re best off working with a professional Maryland deck maintenance company.

Get Help from an Experienced Maryland Deck Building Company

If you need some help getting your deck prepared for the winter months, get into contact with us. Our team of professional Maryland deck building experts is standing by ready to answer any questions you may have. Don’t let your deck fall into disrepair this winter season, give us a call and let us help!


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