Why would you want to waterproof your deck? This may be a no-brainer, but just in case you are not aware of the reasons you should perform deck waterproofing, here are a few:
- Avoid Warping: Wood decks can warp when they get wet. Since a deck is exposed to extreme weathering, it will definitely be getting wet. After time passes with exposure to humidity, rain, and snow, the wood can warp and no longer be the smooth deck you were used to. Boards will begin to stick up, becoming safety hazards.
- Stop Weathering: With all the exposure to the elements, wood can also become faded, splintered, and begin eroding. If you end up with eroded boards, you will need to remove the affected fibers and pieces and replace them. Mold will need to be removed with a power washer. Discoloration and splintering calls for refinishing and staining.
For both of these problems, deck waterproofing is a simple step that can prevent damage.You can test if your deck needs waterproofing by pouring some water on it. If the water beads up, your deck is ok. If the wood soaks up the water, it is time to waterproof. Take a look at your deck. If it is moldy, faded, warped, or gray, you are in for some heavy work of cleaning, staining, and waterproofing. We offer deck waterproofing at Race City Roofing, so let us take care of it for you and save you the headache. Call today for a free quote!