Protect Your Deck this Winter
Posted 2 November 2017 8:05 PM by Jase DeBoer
The ghosts and goblins of Halloween have passed and before we know it, winter will be here (and for some of us… that means snow!). Before you pack it in for the season, here are a few helpful tips to protect your ProWood® deck this winter.
If you have read our previous blog about Fall Maintenance, you’re ahead of the game! We shared a few pointers to make sure your deck is safe by checking the deck boards and hand rails, fixing loose screws and much more.
Clear any debris and leaves from your deck, including between deck boards as well as against the house
Remove any plant pots for the season to avoid moisture rings on your decking
Remove snow from your deck regularly
Be sure to use a plastic shovel as a metal shovel may damage or scratch your wood deck
Shovel snow parallel to the deck boards to prevent scratching
While ProWood treated lumber is built to last, it’s important to prepare any deck for the winter to maintain beauty and performance for years to come.