While Denver has a four-season climate we usually find many ways to enjoy the weather, if you were a deck you’d have a different story to tell! Weather is hard on decks and refinishing them is just one of the costs of having them. In order to preserves the value of the deck, cleaning and resealing it will prove necessary.
Typical wear and tear can include any or all of the following:
- Discoloration & Stains
- Mildew Growth
- Protruding Screws or Nails
Fixing those problems is something you can actually do yourself or, of course, you can hire in professional contractors. The deal is, there’re many sources you can locate that will guide you through a step-by-step process to restore your deck. If you do decide to do the job yourself, be sure to use top quality coatings and resealing products. It goes without saying that a durable sealer and appropriate deck stain will be crucial factors in determining the look and function of your completed project.
Taking time to prepare the deck for restoration as well as selecting the best products to apply to it, is the best guarantee that you’ll avoid going through the process again, sooner than you need to.
You can seek guidance from a Denver deck refinishing company or you can also look into the many online sources, some of which you’ll locate in forums, YouTube videos, newsletters and professional magazines.
Needless to say, ensuring that the deck is prepared before it’s resealed is the first port of call for a successful deck restoration. The three bulleted items, highlighted above should be addressed first. Discoloration and stains need to be removed as does any evidence of mildew. In order to end up with a ‘like new’ deck, every square foot of it needs to be thoroughly gone over. Make sure protruding screws and nails are counter sunk and damaged or rotten wood is properly replaced. There’s probably nothing more guilt inducing than to have one of the kids loose some skin from their foot on those nails or screws. Running along, stubbing a toe and then falling flat is not quite the fun we want to see out on the deck.
The stage that involves power washing and sanding is not always as easy as it sounds. The successful removal of all old finishes involves getting into those nooks and crannies less accessible on the handrails and under lips on the stairs. There are actually mobile units that can be hired to just do the power washing on the deck.
Easy for professional contractors, of course, as they do this as a full time job and are equipped with all the tools and tricks of the trade. Good thing to bear in mind, especially if you work one of those 45-65 work weeks and weekends find you gravitating towards the outdoor projects that involve friends, beers & BBQ!
DOWD RESTORATION is a trusted and knowledgeable contractor in the Denver area. If you have questions about your denver deck refinishing project, Give us a call – 303-522-8730.