Your investment in a beautiful deck has been made.
You now need to maintain
that great-looking deck.
are many processes we offer to minimize the maintenance and increase
the longevity of your new deck. Composite material is an alternative
to wood and requires less maintenance. However, all decks, whether
wood or composite, require pressure washing to remove the layer
of dirt and grime that winter leaves behind. Sealing wood decks
is also an important step to longevity.
Whitmer Decks suggests that you wash and
seal your new deck. For
a wood deck you need to wait until the pressure treating chemicals
have dried out of the wood, to a point where it will accept
the stain/sealer. The test for this is to sprinkle a small amount
of water on the deck surface. If the wood soaks up the water,
then it is ready to soak up your stain/sealer. Drying times vary
greatly depending on weather and exposure.