Winterizing Your Wooden Deck, and Why It’s Important

Wooden decks and patios are very popular on many homes, especially homes in the Colorado Springs area that overlook the gorgeous Rocky Mountain range. However, decks need to be cared for properly, as they’re generally constructed out of wood and are bearing the brunt of every single thing Mother Nature throws their way. This is certainly true with the winters in the area, which can be harsh.

Wood and weather aren’t exactly best friends. They have more of an adversarial relationship, and this is why the vast majority of houses are covered in stone, siding, and other non-wood materials, as the exposed wood would quickly become an issue and leave the home unsafe or even collapsed.

Perhaps it’s time that you checked out AB Painting and Drywall to see how we can winterize your deck to keep it looking great and functioning well.

5 Reasons You Should Prep Your Deck for Winter

Do you really need to prep your deck for the winter? If you want an attractive deck that remains safe and still looks amazing, then the answer is an emphatic yes. Here are five reasons why winterizing your deck is so important:

1. Wood is porous and absorbs moisture, which can lead to mold, mildew and rot
2. The harsh summer sun takes its toll on your stain, sealants and paint
3. Freezing temperatures and moisture can cause decking to pull loose in places
4. Snow and ice will easily wick away any sort of unprotected veneer you have
5. It’s the responsible thing to do and also needed, like oil changes in a car

The Professional Advantage

Nearly everyone knows how to wave a paintbrush back and forth, though there’s a huge difference between a DIY job and a professional job. Wood is very temperamental and responds negatively to harsh weather. It can swell, dry out, and even rot away. It’s not as simple as brushing on a coat of big-box-store paint. The professionals know precisely what your deck needs and what sort of products will properly winterize your deck or patio.

Also, with the skill of professionals who do this for a living, it’s a quick job that’s over relatively quickly.

The Benefit of AB Painting and Drywall

When you choose our service for winterizing your deck, you’re not only getting the safest and most reliable products on the market; you’re also getting skilled professionals who know their way around the materials. You’re getting people who not only know how to keep your deck looking great but who also want your deck to look great. Doing a great job means you’ll come back and see us again!

To find out what we can do for you and your deck, call us today for a free estimate at (719) 761-8532.