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Contractor Talks Winter Care for Your Decks & Patio

As the leaves change colors and temperatures drop, now is the perfect time to prepare your outdoor living spaces for the upcoming winter months. Proper care and maintenance during winter can help ensure your deck and patio remain in great condition for years to come. That’s why this month, your local contractor from Pro Plus Services is providing you with some essential tips for caring for your deck and patio through the winter season!

Clean and Declutter

Before winter sets in, give your deck and patio a thorough cleaning. Remove leaves, debris, and any items that can trap moisture or cause damage. Clearing the area not only keeps your space looking neat but also prevents mold and mildew growth, which can deteriorate the surface over time.

Store or Protect Outdoor Furniture

We recommend investing in high-quality furniture covers or, if space allows, storing your outdoor furniture indoors or in a sheltered location. Winter weather can be tough on furniture, so protecting it from snow, ice, and freezing temperatures will help extend its lifespan. Don’t forget to clean and dry cushions before storing them to prevent mold and odors.


Sweep Snow and Ice

During the winter months, it’s important to regularly sweep off accumulated snow and ice from your deck and patio. Snow and ice can be heavy, and allowing it to sit for prolonged periods can damage the surface and lead to warping, cracking, or splintering. Use a broom with soft bristles or a plastic snow shovel to avoid causing any harm.

Avoid Using De-icing Salts

De-icing salts can be harsh on your deck and patio materials, causing corrosion and staining. Instead of using traditional salt, consider using sand or a specialized ice-melting product designed for use on outdoor surfaces. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and test a small area first to ensure it won’t harm your materials.

Seal and Protect

Applying a protective sealant before winter arrives is crucial for maintaining your deck and patio and can save you time and repairs down the line. The sealant acts as a barrier against moisture, preventing water from seeping into the wood or concrete, which can lead to cracking and splitting. For wooden decks, choose a clear or tinted sealant to enhance the natural beauty of the wood. Concrete patios can benefit from a good-quality concrete sealer.


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For more information on decks and patios, reach out to our contractor today to answer any of your questions or concerns. To explore all of our services, check out our website to discover all of our options. In the meantime, we look forward to helping you create the home you’ve been dreaming of!

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