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Why You Should Waterproof Your Deck

Pembrook Nelson
November 6, 2015

If you are a lucky owner of a brand new outdoor deck, congratulations. Many homeowners know the joy of having a space where family and friends can relax and enjoy one another’s company during the warmer months. However, in order to keep your deck in excellent condition, one of the best things you can do for it is to waterproof your deck. There are a number of reasons to get your deck waterproofed such as protecting it from the elements, maintaining the overall aesthetic of your deck, and helping to raise the value of your home. 

After installing your deck, it needs to be protected from the harsh elements such as the sun and rain. UV rays can warp the wood as well as discolor it. Damage from the sun can also lead to the splintering of the wood. When your deck is waterproofed it also of course becomes resistant to water damage. Whether there is a large storm that pours rain on your deck for days or it is a simple drink spill from a party, waterproofing your deck will protect it from any water damage that may occur. In turn, this prevents the wood from rotting, which can lead to the integrity of the deck being weakened. 

When you waterproof your deck, it can also help maintain the overall aesthetic of the deck. Due to general wear and tear from traffic, your deck will inevitably begin to look worn. However, every time you waterproof your deck, it will once again look brand new again. Putting in some extra effort now with maintenance can also help down the line. Some people in the business of decks report that a well-crafted deck can add upwards of 70% of its cost to the resale value of your home. These are just a few deck waterproofing tips to get the most value out of your deck. 

If you'd like to waterproof your deck, contact West Coast Deck Waterproofing for a quote today!