If you’re wondering whether or not shoveling a deck will cause damage, you’re not alone. Just performing a quick Google search reveals that not only do many people ask this same question, but there’s various opinions on which answer is correct.
Depending on the type of decking material you have, it’s unlikely that you’ll need to shovel snow off your deck. If you own a wooden deck, be sure you’re using a water-resistant sealant to keep it protected against the outdoor elements like snow, ice, or rain. If you own a composite or maintenance free deck, these decking materials are designed to withstand rain and snow, so you won’t need to worry about the accumulation of snow residing there all winter. However, you’ll want to shovel snow off your deck for one of two reasons: (1) you need to create a safe passage way for travel and (2) the snow accumulation is higher than your deck railings.
If you do decide to shovel your deck during the winter, here are some tips on how to avoid damaging your deck in the process:
Winter will be here sooner than later, so remember these tips the next time you’re considering shoveling a deck. For more tips on maintaining your deck during winter or if you’re planning on building a deck next spring, contact UglyDeck.com today!