Your deck is important. Perhaps it has been neglected for too long or it needs its regularly timed maintenance coating to keep it in its ship shape condition. It is recommended that every two to three years your wooden deck is revitalized and protected with a fresh coating. Your choice of any number of stains is available for us to apply, from clear, to semi-transparent, to solid.
Exterior lumber used to be treated with arsenic and other chemicals that were harmful to the environment, but it was possible to see decks last 15 ~20 years with no maintenance done to them at all. In recent years exterior wood had to abandon arsenic as a wood preservative and now new lumber is treated with micronized copper. While it is EPA compliant, the longevity of treated lumber may only be 3~5 years if it is not properly cared for.
Never before has it been more important to take care of your decks with quality sealers and keep up with routine maintenance program.
After a stain is applied a protectant can be put on. There are many different waterproofers or UV Blockers out on the market but choosing the right one is near impossible if you arent familiar with your options and thier benefits. Most of these carried by home depot or lowes will get you about 6 months of protection before the product completely fails.
Type of protectants - Water, Acrylic, Silicone, Paraffin, Linseed or Tung Oils, Paraffinic Oils, Mildewcides, UV Blocking, Film Forming, ect..
As you can see there are many different sealers on the market and most do not know what to use, so play it safe and call us.