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By the Beach: Caring for your Deck

Pembrook Nelson
January 3, 2020

Having an outdoor deck is a great addition to your home. Not only is a nice place to relax and enjoy the outdoors, it’s great for bringing together friends and family as well. If you have a deck, one of the most important things is maintaining your deck so it continues to look good as new. If you’re wondering what is the best waterproof deck coating to use, make sure to consider the area that you are in as different places have different weather to take into consideration. If you live where it snows for example, you’ll need to take different precautions than someone who lives in the desert. Read on for tips on beach deck care. 

When you live by the ocean, your deck will be exposed to the elements including: glaring sunlight, moisture filled air, strong winds and of course corrosion from saltwater. Due to the damp nature of living by the ocean, mold and mildew is definitely something you’ll want to keep an eye out on as well. To prevent debris getting on to your deck because of strong winds, it may be a good idea to add a guardrail to your outdoor deck. 

One of the most important things you can do to take off your deck by the ocean is to get sealed and waterproofed. Not only will it help to reduce the negative effects of UV rays, it will also prevent water damage. For the best ideas on how to keep your deck looking like new, be sure to speak with a licensed contractor.