Time flies when you buy a new home and build a deck, landscape the yard and put up the picket fence. So much happens in such a short space of time. Next thing you know it’s already been two or three years since you put that new deck in. You can hardly believe it! Has it really been that long since you moved out to Chantilly VA? It may just be time for a deck wash and seal.
Yeah, I know what you’re thinking: “The deck seems fine. It looks okay. It’s hardly faded.” The next thing you know, another year or two passes and your deck will really start to show age. Just like with your car or many other situations, the longer you let something go, the more likely you are to have costly problems down the road.
Whether you can see it or not, wood fibers of your deck are deteriorating under the UV rays every day. Dirt and mold is getting into the crevices and beginning to cause decay. Rot may be starting in the places where different elements of the deck meet, such as the handrails and pickets, steps and posts. This may be especially true if the sealant didn’t get to hard to access places when it was first done. If it’s already been a couple of years in that new Chantilly VA home and you don’t get a deck wash and seal before fall and winter arrives, you risk greater issues with rain and snow piling onto the problems. These elements can definitely lead to mold, mildew and even rot.
The start of things to come cannot always be seen with the naked eye. That’s why guidelines for your deck’s care exist -- to prevent issues that are costly or shorten the life of your investment in your Chantilly VA home. Most deck companies will tell you that you need a deck wash and seal every two years and that’s true based on the products most companies use. Nova Deck Dr uses a brilliant stain and sealant made by a local area company that allows us to give you a guarantee for three years. Give us a call and found out more.
Now that the deck is done it is beautiful. We love the workmanship and just being able to sit out in the back of our house with friends and grill out. This company truly has our gold star approval for professionalism and quality of work.
- Sharon J.
The Deck Doctor crew worked clean and made sure all debris was removed upon completion. They even added a "sunburst" pattern to the deck railing at the entrance to give it a more inviting look.
- Scott H.
They began building our deck the same day as the permit was granted, and finished in two days and clean up was spotless. We are delighted by the quality of the materials and workmanship.
- Mr. & Mrs. Peter J