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Use Quality Products And Extend The Life Of Your Deck

Mar 21, 2008
It can be awfully frustrating when you tie up hundreds or thousands of dollars building a great deck just to have it nearly destroyed because of water. When you use a contractor to create the deck for you, he will likely warn you about keeping your deck protected with water sealant. It could be an additional fee for the job to de done or included, according to who you get. If you install a deck on your own or acquire a living space that already has a deck installed, making sure it is protected using water sealant will be left up to you.

When you do your own deck installation, you need to be sure you buy the right metal materials. Stainless steel and galvanized metal products withstand rust so much better. When you have an older deck, taking out metal fixtures that are not rust repellent could be a smart idea. When the living space came with a deck, you will need to look it over very good on top and underneath and take out and replace any rotting or water harmed wood.

Selecting a better quality water sealing product is the best way to go. Using a higher end product is subject to last a good while longer. Water sealing, similar to painting, is a job you will not like to have to repeat very often. If your deck is pretty old, it might need a complete washing before using any water sealing product.

You can do the cleaning with a water hose or a pressure washer works even better if you have one, but if you do not, you may want to lease one. There are cleaning solvents you can purchase especially created for scrubbing your deck. Permit the deck to dry all the way before you paint on your water sealing product. You can buy water sealers in clear or tinted shades.

Choosing how you will apply the water sealer to a deck is what ever is most convenient for you. The most familiar way is by using a brush and roller. The newest and smartest way to tackle the job is using an airless or air sprayer. You could purchase a smaller less pricey model or you could rent one for 24 hours. Be sure you acquire one that is specifically for applying sealers or stains. These sprayers are time saving utensils if you use them the right way. The other way and definitely the fastest way, but not likely the least costly, is to employ a professional to do it for you.

Depending on the specifics of the water sealer you purchase, many solutions will last for several years. The main thing is to pay attention to the wood when it is close to time for the sealer to wear off and do not delay retreating the wood overlong.
About the Author
Jim Corkern is a writer and promoter of
Fort Lauderdale Water Damage Restoration and
Miami Water Damage Restoration
Which are Certified IICRC Water damage and mold remediation contractors.
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