For many of us, Spring means one thing – Spring cleaning. And where better to start your Spring cleaning than your deck, which will undoubtedly be the site of countless barbeques, parties, and much more. But before you clean your deck, it is important to consider the overall health of your deck.
If your Deck is over 10 Years Old: If your deck is close to 10 years old, it is important to inspect your joists, connecting fasteners, ledger, railings, and the overall quality of the wood. If you notice any small problems, fix them before they become major concerns.
If your Deck is over 15 Years Old: If your deck is 15 years old, or close to it, and made of soft wood (cedar, redwood, and pressure treated decking), then it might be time to consider replacing your deck altogether. Softer woods only have a lifespan of around 15 years.
Replacing Your Deck: If you have decided that it is time to replace your old wood deck, maybe it is also time to consider an alternative to wood decking – low-maintenance decks! A newer trend in the decking industry, low maintenance decks provide a less stressful decking experience for homeowners. While the deck frame is still constructed with pressure treated lumber, the flooring and railings are PVC or vinyl – providing a unique look that requires considerably less maintenance than wood decking.
If you have any questions, please contact Freedom Fence and Home by calling 443-271-6841 or visit our website.
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With 40 years of experience, Freedom Fence & Home has provided the highest quality fence and decking materials to its many residential and commercial clients throughout Maryland, including Harford county as well many residential clients in Baltimore county and Baltimore city.