In order to make the most of your outdoor space, it is important to know how to maintain the structural aspects of your property. Pressure washing is an essential practice of any homeowner with a deck or a fence, and it is paramount to the look and durability of your structures to seal them every couple of years. Continue reading to learn the benefits of pressure washing and sealing your deck and fence.
Pressure washing helps to remove dirt and grime that has built up over time. Once a fence or deck is cleaned in this way, then the sealant you choose can better adhere to the wood’s surface. Pressure washing not only improves the look of your structures, but it is also super necessary for the regular maintenance of them.
Pressure Treated Wood, Redwood, and Cedar
Pressure treated wood is very popular for all kinds of building projects. The wood can withstand weather, rot, and insects better when compared to regular wood, making decks lower maintenance. Pressure washing your pressure treated wood will prolong the life of the wood. It is only necessary to do this once a year to remove any buildup of dirt or grime.
Redwood and cedar decks are not as durable as pressure treated lumber, but only need an annual pressure washing as well to maintain the wood. Apply new sealant every other year after the water has dried to even further prolong the life of your deck or fence.
Composite, Plastic, and Vinyl
Perhaps your deck or fences are not made of wood. Maybe you opted for the low maintenance options of composite, plastic, or vinyl. If your deck or fence is looking dull or dirty, there probably is not anything wrong with it. Pressure wash your composite fence, and it will most likely look as good as new.
No matter what material your deck is built with, pressure washing can only improve the look and feel of the material. Most people opt to work pressure washing their deck and fence in with spring cleaning, as many chores around the house pick up already during this time. Keep your outdoor entertainment space looking clean and fresh with annual power washing!
Questions About Pressure Washing? Ask Edward’s Lawn and Home LLC!
For nearly ten years, Edwards Lawn and Home in Linthicum Heights, MD has offered premier residential and commercial services to easily maintain your property all year long. As the winners of Angie’s List Super Service Award, our trained professionals know what they are doing. If you want to find out more or even request a quote, contact us online or give us a call at 443-341-6539. For DIY tips and tricks and to keep up with our projects, be sure to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Houzz.