Decks and fences add additional living space, beautify your yard and add value to your home. But before you go shopping for the materials to build your deck or fence, there are four things that need to be considered: price, aesthetic, lifestyle and maintenance.
The majority of decks built in Ny are constructed from pressure-treated wood because it’s typically the most affordable option. Unfortunately, pressure treating wood doesn’t make it completely resistant to moisture, which means that you’ll have to apply a water repellent to your deck on an annual basis in order to protect against moisture damage.
Decks made of pressure-treated wood can last up to 40 years. To maintain your deck, wash it annually with a detergent to remove dirt, moss, algae and mould. A pressure washer is also a fast and easy way to clean your deck.
Once your deck has completely dried, apply a clear sealant. This will help to prevent against splintering and discolouration caused by moisture.
Blue Star Carpentry has been specializing in custom decks for over a decade. When you sit outside with your family around you, enjoying the most beautiful days of the year, we want you to be on the deck of your dreams. For more info call us at (888) 453-3257