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Can I Apply a Water Repellant Seal for My Wood Deck in the Winter?

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Decks in Maryland, Decks and Patios, Decks in Virginia, Deck Tips, Screen Porch in Maryland, Deck Maintenance

James Moylan

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

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Winterizing Your Wood Deck With A Water Repellent Seal

Before the winter comes, you want to ensure that your deck is protected from the elements, especially the moisture comes with the increased rain and snow. That being said, under no circumstances should you ever seal a pressure-treated deck when the temperature gets below 50 degrees.

6 Tips on How to Winterize Your Wood or Synthetic Deck

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Decks and Patios, Decks in Virginia, Deck Tips, Deck Maintenance, deck questions, Porch and Deck Care

James Moylan

Sunday, November 30, 2014

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People are always asking us how they protect their decks during the cold and blustery winter months so there’s no damage or excessive wear-and-tear when the spring comes. As long as your deck was properly installed and maintained, you don’t really need to worry because they are designed to withstand the snow and ice that come with winter storms.

However, this doesn’t mean there aren’t things you should do to get your deck ready for the winter. Just like you winterize your car, you should winterize your deck to minimize the effects the elements will have on it. But what should you do exactly? And when?

Why Synthetic Decking Materials Are A Great Long-Term Investment

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Decks in Maryland, Decks in Virginia, Deck Building Tips, Deck Building Questions, Deck Products, Deck Tips, Screen Porch in Maryland, Deck Maintenance

James Moylan

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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Synthetic decking materials offer an efficient alternative to traditional wood decks

You want something that’s going to add to your usable outdoor space, but you also want to ensure it’s a good investment for the long haul. You want your deck to stand the test of time, continue looking great even after years of use, and net you a nice little return when you decide to sell one day.

Why You Don't Want to Clean a Deck with a Power Washer

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Decks in Virginia, Deck Tips, Deck Maintenance

James Moylan

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

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Reason Why It's Not A good Idea To Use A Power Washer on a Wood Deck or Composite Deck Regularly

Are you overwhelmed by the dirty state of your deck? Has a mysterious ‘gunk’ on the deck’s surface started to ruin your outdoor space’s once beautiful appearance? You might be tempted to resolve the issue by taking a power washer to your deck and aggressively spraying it down, but power washers can actually do more harm than good for most deck materials.