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Deck Waterproofing: What it is and Why You Need It

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As homeowners we all want to protect our investments. Just like you take care to replace furnace filters, clean your floors and replace blown away shingles, you will want to routinely reapply deck waterproofing.

Deck Waterproofing: What it is and Why You Need It

What is deck waterproofing?

Deck waterproofing uses sealers, specialized coatings or membranes to protect the wood of your deck from the outdoor elements, like rain.

  • Vinyl membranes – This kind of deck waterproofing is ideal for elevated decks and rooftop decks.
  • Sealers – Sealers are great for most wood decks and are applied using a long-handled roller. Professional installation of this kind of deck waterproofing is recommended so that you don’t get unsightly overlap lines.
  • Rubberized coatings – This type is most common on plywood decks.

When should you apply deck waterproofing?

It is important to notice the early signs of deck wear to prevent larger issues. Sometimes a professional inspection of your decking may be warranted if you are not sure what you are looking for. Water stains are the first thing you should be looking for. Additional signs that you need deck waterproofing are soft spots, peeling or chipping wood, and rusty or loose spots in your decking.

Having our experts at Race City Roofing professionally apply deck waterproofing will protect your deck for years and will allow you to fully enjoy your deck all summer long. Give us a call today to talk with our very experienced decking specialists to start the processes of deck waterproofing.