How to Protect Your Deck from Sun Damage

Frequent exposure to UV rays can not only dry out your decking but also cause the wood to absorb and retain water, which leads to splitting, warping, cracking, swelling, and rotting—but is sealing your deck the most effective way to protect it from sun damage? deck - repairs

Deck Preservative and Wood Sealers Are Not What You Think

Deck preservative products contain a wide range of ingredients that protect decks from UV damage as well as fungus growth and moisture. However, they must be professionally reapplied every one to two years.

Wood sealers will resist or repel moisture from entering the wood fibers. While deck preservatives and wood sealers are common treatments for UV or moisture damage, both of these products will cause your deck to deteriorate more quickly.

Restoration Is the Best Way to Save Your Deck

Applying preservatives and sealers only maintains the current condition of a damaged deck. To protect your deck’s surface, the old and damaged layer must be removed first.

Our experts at Deck Wizard reburnish decks by sanding their boards. We then fill cracks with exothermic polymer filler to restore the strength of the wood. Following the polymer application, we treat your deck with a special primer before adding our patented coating.

To learn more about how our services can extend the life of your deck, call 1-888-391-6207.

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