Have you heard that idiom “like water off a duck’s back”? It means to not allow negativity and criticism to get to you. How did this saying come to be?
There is a special gland located near the tail of a duck that produces oil and coats the feathers as ducks groom themselves. Whenever water gets on the duck, it literally rolls right off. Talk about effective weatherproofing!
For homeowners with conventional wooden decks, UglyDeck.com wants to remind you that now is the season to weatherproof and waterproof your outdoor deck. Power washing, sealing, and staining can be time consuming, but it must be done to preserve the longevity of your investment.
During winter, UglyDeck.com knows outdoor decks suffer – especially here in the Midwest. When warmer weather arrives, it reveals water damage, mold and mildew, and loosened boards.
The first thing to do when starting deck repairs is to check for loosened fasteners and replace them with stainless steel deck screws. Reinforce those loose decking materials and boards, including stairs and deck railings, and make sure the structure remains firmly attached to the side of the house. After all the fundamental checks and repairs, clean out debris from between the cracks and scrub every surface down. Finally, refinish with sealants and a stain or outdoor deck paint.
Taking care of a wooden deck can be a lot of work. If you’ve had enough and want to save your time and money, maybe this is the year to let that old wooden deck go – like water off a duck’s back – and replace it with maintenance free deck materials from UglyDeck.com.
The UglyDeck.com deck builders in Minneapolis and at franchise locations throughout Minnesota are ready with outdoor deck ideas for you. Contact UglyDeck.com for a free quote on building decks from maintenance free decking material, deck repair, or full deck replacement. UglyDeck.com also sells maintenance free decking for those who live out of state or are working to complete a do-it-yourself project.