The Autumn and Winter months are fast approaching. You will need to prepare your deck for the colder months if you plan on making use of it beyond Summer. Here are some things to do to get your deck ready for both Winter and Autumn.
Sometime in the Autumn season, as the temperatures drop and in places, snow starts to fall, we start to make use of our Decks less and less. The Summer and Autumn season can be tough on decks: Think of dirt buildup, barbecue stains, food spills & foot traffic that normally occurs. Therefore, if left unclean, your weathered decks must take on the tough winter weather.
It's extremely crucial that you take a while before the onslaught of Winter winterizes and to clean your deck completely. Otherwise, sleet, ice, snow along with other precipitation could cause damage that is irreversible. These are several measures you can take for the preparation of your deck for the colder months.
Begin with a comprehensive cleaning. You might decide to clean your deck using a garden hose, rinsing away stains and dirt along with any signs of moss, algae or mould growing on the deck surfaces. Alternatively, you can call on a professional from Decaid (part of the Timber Decking Now Group) to safely clean your deck and remove grime to bring back your deck’s natural appearance and use environment friendly cleansers that can kill any contaminants.
Put any deck furniture or planters away in storage. Instead of allowing the accumulation of snow or moisture on these items, keep them in a garage, if possible. Keeping these products in a secure, dry area can assist in preventing the development of mould or rust.
Walk on your Timber Deck to test for structural problems. For instance, you may come across wobbly handles or cracked or free wood boards or railings. Apart from being a safety issue, they can also leave your deck in a weakened condition for the period of Winter thereby increasing the chances for damage.
Examine the landscape all around your Timber Deck. Are there any low-hanging branches that may fall on the deck in case there is a winter storm? Try and eliminate any possible hazards which could damage your deck during the winter period.
Raise the Roof
You have not begun to build it yet; then you need to consider raising a Pergola or Verandah Roof above your deck. A Verandah will help keep out the cold, keep out the rain and also help keep your deck cozy and warm. It also provides you with the chance to design your decks in more flexible, more creative ways, like adding a covered BBQ and better furniture. Now you have another reason why you need to get the best Timber Deck Builders in Melbourne. The time to get a wonderful Verandah design might be now.
When it comes to types of Timber Deck finish, we all have different opinions about what we feel looks nice, and each home comes with its own unique requirements and style. Some people love a modern appearance while others are of the opinion that their deck would benefit from a more contemporary finish. For us, as one the best Timber Deck Builders in Melbourne, we don't care if the style of your home is of a classical or modern build.
Visit us at 31 Sydney Road, Bayswater, 3153, or call us on 0418 584 291 to find out more information about what we can professionally offer you.
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