As Jack Frost says his final goodbyes, it’s time to optimize your outdoor living spaces for warm weather activities in the Hudson Valley. Spring is the best time of year to make sure your decks and patios are safe and ready for guests – just in time for summer picnics, pool parties, and barbecues. In just a few easy steps, you can prep your deck for months of outdoor fun.
Make Necessary Repairs
Check for loose nails, splintered wood, or boards that are coming away from your deck. Repair anything that could make your deck dangerous, or hire the professionals at Peak Construction to perform quick and easy repairs. Our contractors can even plan a new deck construction in time for summer if your deck needs a complete overhaul.
Pressure Wash Your Deck
Your deck may be covered in leaves, twigs, melted snow, and grime from last summer’s barbecues. Rent a pressure washer or use a high-powered hose to spray down your entire deck. Scrub away stubborn stains with a deck cleaning solution. If your deck still appears dingy or grimy, it may be time to restore your deck.
Stain Your Deck
There comes a time in every deck’s life when it will benefit from a complete restaining. Staining your deck can make a difference in its appearance. Purchase deck stain and follow the instructions, or trust this task to a group of professionals. A fresh coat of stain can protect your wood all summer long.
Restore Your Wood’s Shine
You don’t have to sand your deck and restain it to achieve a like-new shine. Invest in a deck cleaning solution to remove dirt and grime from the wood’s surface. Use a push mop to spread the solution around the surface and then wash the solution off with a hose or power washer. Let the sun dry your deck and check its appearance. It should look clean, bright, and ready for summer.
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