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How Waterproof Deck Coatings Can Add Longevity to Your Deck

Kevin Marshall
November 7, 2016

For most homeowners, the outdoor deck is a point of pride. It is a place for friends and family to connect, a place to enjoy the good weather, a place for some quiet time and so much more. Since the deck is a point of pride, homeowners often strive to keep the deck in good condition. While there are a number of things homeowners can do to protect the deck, waterproofing is one of the best things for your deck. Amidst various benefits, waterproof deck coatings can also add longevity to your deck. 

There are a number of benefits of applying deck coatings. Waterproof deck coatings can protect your deck from a number of things. For example, not only can it protect from moisture, it also can protect from damage from UV rays and even from scratches on the surface of your deck. The main thing that deck coatings can prevent however is damage from water. Without treatment, water will soak into the wood causing mold or even rot. When wood rots, it becomes brittle and in the worse case, will even fall apart. Not only will it be costly to fix, it can also cause serious danger for friends and family. When you add a waterproof coating to your deck, you protect it from all the elements an outdoor deck might face and with better protection, your deck will look like new for longer. With proper maintenance, you will not need to do serious work on your deck, which will save you money in the long run as well. 

However, even if you added a waterproof coating to your deck before does not mean that you’re done once and for all. Decks need to be re-coated every couple of years. The good news is that once you add this coating, you have relatively little maintenance to do until the next time you need to re-coat the surface of your deck.