Adding A Roof To A Deck Pictures - Redwood decks are beautiful and durable so long as they are properly cared for. Several years ago, we could buy Redwood for a tune, but now it's rather expensive so in the event that you own Redwood decks, then you may want to take decent care of them. The notion about any exterior decking material would be to protect it from the components so the wood does not sustain damage. If water gets under the surface of decking material, it can cause cracks. These cracks are a portion of the normal breakdown process of wood, but it's not a good thing. Cracks cause rot and rot causes replacements and aching pocketbooks.
There are lots of good quality spots that act as sealants to reduce moisture from breaking down wood fibers. Local climates determine the length of time your decks can go before the next sealant application. I dwell in severe snow and cold. The summers are rather gentle so the wood surfaces do not sustain much damage from heat or sunlight, but the snow and rain really wreak havoc on softwood substances.
I try to clean and use sealant to my decks each other calendar year. I am aware of some sealants that assert to last up to five years, but I would not let any decks go more than three years without some other program. The first portion of the course of action is to clean the old stain off the decks. You will also want to spot treat anything such as oil or paint stains. You can place clean them with deck stain remover or deck cleaner from its concentrated form.
When the area treatment is done you'll want to get the deck moist using a garden hose to allow the surface eventually become porous and much more open to the cleaner. Pour a good amount of cleaner onto the deck and sweep it vigorously with a stiff brush to clean away the upper layer of deteriorated wood.