Composite Decking That Looks Like Real Wood - Redwood decks are lovely and durable so long as they're properly cared for. A decade ago, we can buy Redwood for a tune, but now it is rather expensive so if you have Redwood decks, then you might want to take good care of those. The idea about any outside decking material would be to shield it from the elements so the wood does not sustain damage. If water gets beneath the surface of decking material, it can cause cracks. These cracks are a portion of the normal breakdown process of wood, but it is not a good thing. Cracks cause corrosion and corrosion causes replacements and aching pocketbooks.
Nearby climates determine the length of time your decks may go before another sealant application. I dwell in intense snow and cold. The summers are quite gentle so the wood surfaces do not sustain much damage from heat or the sun, but the rain and snow actually wreak havoc on softwood substances.
I attempt to clean and use sealant to my decks each other year. I know of some sealants that claim to last up to five years, but I would not let any decks move longer than three years without another program. The first portion of the process is to clean out the old blot off the decks. You will also need to spot treat anything such as oil or paint spots. You may place clean them with deck stain remover or deck cleaner in its concentrated form.
When the area treatment is completed you will want to get the deck wet using a garden hose to let the surface become porous and much more receptive to the cleaner. Pour a good amount of cleaner onto the deck and then sweep it vigorously with a stiff brush to clean away the upper layer of deteriorated wood.