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Caring for Your Patio or Deck

As the weather warms up, the outside areas of your home become used far more and this in turn creates greater traffic and a need to care for your patio or deck to maintain its design, structure and appeal.

However, while you are enjoying your beautiful deck or patio, don’t forget that it is important to properly care for them, especially during high traffic times and the heat. Proper care will ensure the longevity of your deck and patio areas and a lesser need for full replacement if they become completely unusable due to decay and damage.

The best way to go about caring for your deck or patio is to hire a professional deck and patio repair company to do the heavy lifting at least once a year. This is a job that is perhaps too big for the inexperienced to take on.

All Seal Exteriors has extensive experience with deck and patio repair, and gets the job done quickly, efficiently and with the maximum attention to details.

Other things that you can do on your own are:

Proper cleaning of the deck and patio surfaces. This means removal of dirt, leaves and grimes that has accumulated on the surface. Pay particular attention to cracks and hard to reach areas. You may also want to repair loose boards or any damage, or hire a professional to do it for you.

The next step in the process is to go deeper into the actual cleaning, normally with a high pressure washer which can be bought at any local hardware store. You can also just use standard soap and water.

If you decide to go with an acid or cleaner – make sure you get advice from an experienced deck and cleaning professional. The last thing that you want is to create further damage and loss of decorative color. Always test an area before continuing with the process.

Following the cleaning job, wait for about a day before going through the sealing process. Not sure how to do this on your own? All Seal Exteriors are experts in Sealing and get the job done right for you, with minimum fuss and mess.

All Seal Exteriors are a team of professionals with extensive experience in deck and patio cleaning and maintenance. Contact Us today for an initial assessment and get the job started immediately so you can enjoy your home exterior this summer!

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