Wood Deck Railing With Glass Panels - Redwood decks are beautiful and durable so long as they are appropriately cared for. Several years ago, we can buy Redwood for a tune, but now it is rather expensive so if you have Redwood decks, then you may want to take decent care of those. The notion about any outside decking material is to protect it from the components so the wood doesn't sustain damage. These cracks are a part of this normal breakdown process of timber, but it is not a good thing. Cracks cause corrosion and corrosion causes replacements and aching pocketbooks.
There are lots of good quality stains which act as sealants to reduce moisture from breaking down wood fibers. Nearby climates decide the length of time your decks may go before another sealant application. I dwell in intense snow and cold. The summers are rather gentle so the timber surfaces don't sustain much damage from heat or sunlight, but the snow and rain actually wreak havoc on softwood materials.
I try to clean and use sealant to my decks every other calendar year. I am aware of some sealants which claim to last up to five years, but I would not let any decks go more than three years without another program. The first part of the course of action is to clean the old stain off the decks. You will also need to see treat anything like paint or oil stains. You may place clean them with deck stain remover or deck cleaner in its concentrated form.
Once the spot treatment is completed you will want to receive the deck wet with a garden hose to let the surface eventually become porous and more receptive to the cleaner. You can use almost any deck cleaner mixed with dish soap or mild detergent. Pour a good amount of cleaner on the deck and then sweep it vigorously with a stiff brush to clean away the top layer of deteriorated wood.