Did you know that about 3 million decks are built in the United States? And did you know that about 3 million decks are replaced or repaired each year? The typical cause of these deck replacements is poor maintenance. We don’t know the exact numbers for Leesburg VA, but Nova Deck Dr can tell you that if more people were getting a regular deck wash and seal, we wouldn’t be as busy replacing all or parts of their deck.
Depending on the type of wood, most pressure-treated decks should last 15-20 years. With greater attention, they could last longer but the life-span of the deck is often cut in half because of inadequate maintenance. Harder woods – like mahogany, ipe or cedar – are designed to last at least 30 years and more. We find we’re replacing these decks at 15 to 20 years as a result of inadequate maintenance. We’re talking about decks in Leesburg VA that haven’t had a deck wash and seal or regular inspection in five years or more.
The environmental implications for this are huge. A lot of lumber is going to waste and more trees are being cut to replace these decks. Something to chew on: one acre of forest only yields enough wood for three to four decks. So nearly a couple of million acres a year are in the service of deck replacements. We know tree hugger types and other nature lovers want to get a lot of joy from your deck and to make it last longer. So what can you do?
It’s simple really. As with much home maintenance, you have to put it on your schedule to get Nova Deck Dr out to Leesburg VA for a regular deck wash and seal every few years. Get us out there now for an inspection and we’ll schedule to clean up your deck and reseal it with a “locally grown” stain that puts seven essential oils back into your wood. This stain is so amazing at revitalizing woods that we can guarantee it for three years. This is really a small price to be a good steward of our nation’s forests.
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