Properly maintaining your deck can extend the life by a factor of 3. If you're looking to avoid a costly tear out, rebuild, or installing another patio option - cleaning and sealing your deck may be the best option for protection and beauty (not to mention cost)! There are many ways to utilize your outdoor space through the summer months, don't get caught losing out on beautiful summer nights by having a deck that's falling off the back of your home. Keeping that space prop
Which deck stain is right for me?
Picking the right deck stain for your situation can be a tricky proposition. Here are my quick thoughts on stain type: Transparent Stains I love transparent stains on a deck, especially ones that are in good condition. The trade off with transparent stains is that they are not as durable as solid or semi-transparent stains. They will weather and wear faster. Semi-Transparent Stains This is a good middle ground for decks that are aging. It still gives you some wood grain app
My Roof... should I pressure-wash it?
There are a few factors at play when considering to clean your roof. Here's a brief list of pro's and con's. Pro's + Remove the moss, mold, algae + Remove debris after storm or seasonal changes + Improve curb appeal Con's - Possibly remove cinders or asphalt (protective material) from your roof - Potentially hazardous (proper equipment is needed) - Roof warranties can be voided Long story short, most roofing materials are not meant to be washed with high-pressure. Removing sh