Are you getting your property, and more specifically, your deck area ready after winter? Having a deck can be a nice way to entertain people, but what are you supposed to do with it when getting ready for the colder months? What should you do after to get the area ready for spring?
Today we’re talking all about it. Learn how to prep your deck area and the area around it for winter and get the space cleared up and ready to go for the warmer months. Read on and find out more by scrolling down and seeing what we’re talking about!
Preparing Your Deck Area and Exterior For and After Winter
Getting your deck ready and the exterior of your property ready for winter can be involving. You will definitely want to start by getting any furniture that you can packaged up and ready to go into storage or wherever you’re putting it. Before that happens you should make sure to get out the hose and hose it all down so that there isn’t any dust or dirt lingering.
You can also put covers over it if you need to when putting them away. Some people do tend to leave the furniture out, but most will store it in their basement and take it out once more again when the temperate weather arrives in the spring.
Before winter, do what you can to clean the area. Make sure any repairs that have to be made are done either well ahead of the cold months or just wait until the spring arrives to take care of them. Even if you want to install vinyl decks or railings in Surrey, wait until the weather is more favourable to doing that before you make a move.
Be sure to bring any plants or valuables that you have inside. If you want to treat the deck, get it done early in autumn so that there isn’t a problem. If you want to cover your deck with a tarp to make sure that it has extra protection from the snow, you definitely can. Anything that makes you feel like it’s getting protected from the weather is fine if you’re not going to be actively using it in the winter.
In the spring, you’ll want to take care of all the detritus and debris that has made its way onto the deck. Now is the time to try and assess what happened and whether any warping or cracking has occurred in the wood. You’ll want to try to replace and repair it so that it looks great and isn’t a hazard at all.
If your deck is fairly old or not working that great, spring may also be the time to consider what it is that you want to do. You may want to replace your deck with vinyl decks that are much more effective. Installing railings in Surrey for safety may be a good idea.
Add some furniture if you need to and stain the wood for added water resistance and protection. If you want to add an awning that provides shade because you’re not into umbrellas, you can always do that too. Throughout winter and after, look out for your deck and it will be there for you too!