With winter on the horizon, now is the time to ensure your deck is in good condition and ready to handle cold temperatures and the risk of snow and ice. In this post, the residential roofing and deck experts at Wilson Roofing explain how to winterize your wooden deck.
Clean the Surface
Keeping the surface of your wooden deck clean helps stave off problems once the winter season begins. A thorough cleaning prevents leaves and branches from scratching your deck or causing moisture damage as they rot.
While power washing is always an option, we urge you to exercise extreme caution, as too much pressure can strip away your deck’s protective finish and even damage the wood.
Check for Existing Damage
Damage to the deck may not be obvious or noticeable outright, but could still cause serious problems once winter starts. The colder weather will cause the wood to contract, which may exacerbate an existing problem. If you think your deck is harboring structural damage, get in touch with your local contractor. At Wilson Roofing, we offer deck repair and maintenance services on top of our complete roofing services.
Remove Snow Promptly From the Surface
Even the occasional snowfall can put strain on your deck. Make it a point to remove any snow that accumulates on the deck as quickly as possible. While this may be a hassle, the extra weight can damage the deck and also cause moisture issues.
At Wilson Roofing, you can count on us to winterize your deck. We also offer commercial roofing and siding services. Call us today at (512) 263-3157 or fill out our contact form to learn more. Our roofing services are available to homeowners throughout Austin, TX, and nearby areas.