As one of the most abundant waterfowl in North America, many people think of the mallard as the quintessential duck. Many also believe that mallards court each other once and mate for life – actually, most mallards choose different mates each year.
To attract a new mate, mallards have to spruce up each season. Your deck is similar: to be most attractive, it may need some maintenance to keep it looking its best. UglyDeck.com suggests you make sure it is ready for summer by checking for winter damage and adding a little sparkle.
The Minnesota deck builders at UglyDeck.com know the winter season is not kind on decks. The change in temperatures may bring damage such as splintering, cracking, and warping to wood decks. These can lead to dangerous conditions and even collapse if not attended to in a timely fashion.
Each spring, it is important to do maintenance and safety checks on your overall structure, deck spiral staircase, and outdoor decking materials. Look for loose boards, posts, and deck railings and secure them.
Next, clean that outdoor deck as if you were taking care of your teeth. Brush the decking material down with water and/or a mild deck-cleaning product. Then “floss” the boards to make sure there is nothing impeding water and airflow.
Finally, for wooden decks, check and see if it is time for a new coat of stain and/or sealant. To preserve the life of your outdoor deck, stain and seal it every one or two years.
UglyDeck.com has the best maintenance free decking material in the Midwest. If you are ready to build a deck or have a deck building company install a maintenance-free deck that resists weathering, rust, pests, and more, check out UglyDeck.com. Our team of Minneapolis deck builders is experienced in creating custom deck designs to meet customers’ needs.
To get started, simply visit the UglyDeck.com showroom in Shakopee, Minnesota, give us a call, or contact us online for a free estimate.