Get Ready for Summer with Deck Refinishing Services

February 17, 2021 at 10:30 PM
Deck refinishing services will transform the exterior of your home.

During the long cold winter months, it’s easy to forget what you love about your deck. It’s more than just another place that needs shoveling whenever it snows. For three seasons out of the year, it’s additional living space, a second dining room, and a place to gather with friends and family.

Your deck, no matter the size, lets you spend time in nature without leaving the comfort of your home. But after years of brutal winters, it might look a little worse for wear. Deck refinishing services will get your deck looking incredible for the summer and fall. Plus, new stain or paint will protect your deck against the toll of next winter, extending the lifespan of the wood.

Start with a spring deck checklist to get ready for a summer outdoors.

You’re not alone if you don’t check up on your home until something goes wrong. But regularly checking the systems and structures of your home will empower you as a homeowner. You can replace things before they break, and critical repairs won’t catch you unprepared.

After the last freeze of winter, head out to your deck with this checklist to make sure it’s safe and sound for the summer.

  • Rust: if severe rust covers your deck’s fasteners and bolts, it may be time to replace them. Unfortunately, brutal winter conditions can degrade metal parts, so this is important to do every spring.
  • Damage from bugs: manufacturers treat modern exterior building materials with chemicals to make the bug resistant. But if your deck is decades old, it may be susceptible to damage from bugs and rot.
  • Expanding cracks: all decks have small cracks in the wood, but the freeze-and-thaw winter cycle can worsen those cracks as water seeps into them.

It may be time to replace the entire structure if you notice substantial damage or increased wear on your deck. You can extend the lifespan of your deck with routine maintenance and deck refinishing services.

What happens during a deck refinishing?

It might surprise you, but your deck will look its best if it’s refinished every few years. Depending on how long it’s been, your deck may show these signs:

  • Accumulation of mold or mildew on the wood.
  • The deck looks dried out and dull.
  • There’s peeling or chipped paint.
  • There are loose boards and raised screws.

Any of these signs not only show that your deck is getting damaged by weather and seasonal changes.

The deck goes through careful prep.

Depending on the result you want, your deck will go through different prep processes. It’s more straightforward to re-stain or paint over a stained deck than it is to switch from painted wood to a stain or simple seal. A company experienced with deck refinishing services, like Fox Painting, can get you the result you want, no matter how your deck looks now.

Next, it’s power washed and sanded.

Regular power washing is one of the best ways to keep your deck looking great and protect it from long-term damage from mold, mildew, and grime. Both power-washing and sanding will prepare the surface for the next step.

The deck is treated with a new stain or with durable exterior paint.

To achieve the finished look you want, your deck will either be treated with stain, sealant, or paint to protect it against the elements. The result is polished, refinished wood that invites you to spend time outdoors, enjoying the summer weather.

Set yourself up for a summer of fun with Fox Painting’s deck refinishing services.

Fox Painting is the trusted residential and commercial painter for Orange County, NY. Our expert team brings dedication and pride to every job, from decorative faux-painting to full exterior painting and deck refinishing services. We’re here with a free quote and commitment to excellence when you’re ready to give your outdoor living spaces a facelift.

Fox Painting is a local company built on excellence and reliability. Reach out for a free consultation for deck refinishing.