Tips for Keeping Your Deck Looking New Throughout the Year

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A composite deck is more than just an extension of your living space.

It’s the entryway into your home where long and joyful hours are spent with friends and family. For that reason, your deck should be in perfect condition all through the year.

Many homeowners prefer composite decking because it is durable, it won’t splinter, and – more importantly – it requires very little maintenance.

Easy Composite Deck Care and Maintenance Tips:

Even though composite decking is durable, it’s advisable to clean and maintain it regularly. You can’t be comfortable on a dirty deck, can you?

Here are six easy ways to maintain the beauty of your deck:

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1. Clean Food Debris Immediately

Deck-Flooring’s composite decks are engineered and designed to resist the growth of molds and mildew that can flare up allergies and spread illnesses. For mold to thrive, it needs a consistent supply of moisture, oxygen, and organic food.

Though the mold can’t grow on the composite, it will survive on the food debris and other organic materials you leave on the deck.

Keeping your deck’s surface clean and well-drained will prevent the growth of these harmful fungi.

2.Prevent Tannins

Tannins usually form when organic materials get stuck in between the gaps of a deck. As a result, water may start to pool under it.

You can easily reduce the chances of tannins on your deck by clearing the gaps using a soft broom, spatula, or hose.

3. Be Extra Cautious with Fire

Composite is known to retain heat. This means that direct or indirect sources of fires, such as barbecue grills, fire pits, and fireplaces, can damage the surface of your composite deck.

Ensure that there is no source of fire near your deck.

4. Remove Oil and Grease Spills Promptly

Often, composite decks come with a warranty. However, you might void your warranty if you do not clean off oil and grease stains.

To effectively clean these types of spills, use a soft non-metal scrub brush and some warm soapy water.

5. Inspect Your Deck

Schedule a deck inspection at least once or twice a year and be sure to keep an eye out for cracks, loose boards, mold growth, loose screws, protruding nails, split boards, and any other issues that may require repair.

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