Before you winterize your deck or complete any deck repairs, you first need to evaluate the situation. Walk around your deck and sprinkle water on many different areas, then observe what happens. If the water soaks into the boards, you know it is time to reseal your deck. If the water forms a puddle or beads up, then you know your deck is repelling the water and should be safe for another winter.
TIPS FOR WINTERIZING YOUR DECK
Depending on the outcome of your deck inspection, follow all or some of these tips for winterizing your deck:
Always clean your deck before winter arrives. Mr. Handyman can help with power washing services.
If your deck is only damaged in a few spots, you can simply sand down and paint/stain those specific areas
If the majority of the deck is damaged, it may be time to strip off the current finish and reapply a new coat
If your deck is comprised of unfinished wood that is no longer repelling water, it is time to reseal your deck with a water repellent sealer
MR. HANDYMAN’S DECK REPAIR
Your local Mr. Handyman is the perfect solution for deck maintenance and deck repair. We are professionally trained to help you winterize your deck, so you can make time for other important things, like spending time with loved ones. Contact us to request services from America's most trusted handyman.