This may not be the summer we all had envisioned for ourselves. In fact, this may be the summer of staying home, or at least staying more local due to the global pandemic. If you want to make the most of the warmer months, it may be time to get your deck and patio area in tip-top shape to entertain close friends and family. Here are a few tips for restoring your deck or patio area back to the splendor it once had.
Stress on Your Deck
You don’t have to be a carpenter or contractor to know that the New England climate can be rough on outdoor structures including your deck or brick pavers. The snow, sleet, hail, wind, and salty air can really do some damage to wood decking as well as brick pavers. Every year homeowners should take steps to evaluate the condition of their deck as well as take steps to protect the surfaces from rot, decay, mold, mildew, and warping. Pavers should be regrouted and cleaned regularly as well.
One of the first things homeowners should do when getting a deck or patio ready for the season is to do a thorough inspection of the structure. Check each board for rot, warping, and splintering. Mark those that will need repairs. Check rails, steps, and nails that could be sticking up. Each element should be repaired and evaluated for the level of refurbishing that will need to be completed. Don’t forget to inspect the underside of the deck as well as the foundation supports for rotting.
Once homeowners have inspected from the top to the bottom of their outdoor entertaining area, they may want to have a professional power washing completed that can remove the mold, mildew, dirt and debris. Our specialists can help you start fresh on the entertaining area.
From pounding down nails, to repairing loose railings, the safety of your deck is important not only for the overall look but also for the liability aspect. Be sure to have an experienced repair team take care of any structural issues and safety issues.
Refinishing or Repainting
Depending upon the type of deck or patio you have, you may want to consider having the wood sanded and refinished to look new and fresh. Your patio pavers may need some scrubbing and replacing of loosened stones as well.
Our multi-step process here at Jerry Enos Painting of stripping and sealing the wood will make your entertaining area look like new for years to come.