Deck Armor Provides Winter Deck Maintenance Tips, Insight Regarding How Salt Affects Wooden Decks and More to Established and Prospective Customers
Gaithersburg-based company bringing years of deck restoration and preservation experience to clients in DC, Maryland and Virginia areas gives the gift of maintenance suggestions this holiday season.
Gaithersburg, MD – December 20, 2018 – Deck Armor LLC, a Gaithersburg, Maryland-based company bringing years of deck restoration and preservation experience to clients in the DC, Maryland and Virginia areas, is providing winter deck maintenance tips, insight regarding how salt affects wooden decks and more this holiday season to established and prospective customers.
“When it’s time for hiring a company to restore a deck, clients often turn to us because we have the experience and can be trusted with the largest investment they can ever make – their home,” explains Jim Hamster, owner of Deck Armor. “To that end, we have been offering tips and suggestions to both established and prospective customers regarding winter deck maintenance, because we’re well aware of what the cold weather here in the northeast U.S. can do to wooden structures.
“Our special Deck Armor Weather Protecting Sealing System increases the lifespan of a deck by a decade, even making it look like new, and we often tell clients that deck resurface applications, or deck repair – rather than a complete deck replacement – saves both time and money.”
Deck Armor’s Weather Protecting Sealing System increases the value of a home by preparing it for a future sale while simultaneously adding charm and beauty, and Deck Armor personnel completely remove all splinters and nails to make a deck safe again. This system, according to Deck Armor representatives, prevents cracking and warping, provides complete protection from weathering and rotting, prevents mold and mildew and boasts a smooth acrylic finish that’s maintenance-free.
“What we usually advise existing and future customers with regard to winter deck maintenance is to remove dirt and debris; sweep away all leaves, pine needles and branches from the deck; eliminate mildew – in fact, mildew should be removed from a deck soon after it appears – and tend to pots and planters that may be housed on the deck,” adds Hamster. “The key is to clean and protect the deck in order to prepare it for the long winter months ahead…before the chill in the air turns into harsh winter weather.”
In the area of deicing salts and wooden decks, Deck Armor representatives believe that because they come in a variety of formulations and vary in how harsh or corrosive they are, such salts may or may not damage such a deck; it is important to consider the type of salt and if it is corrosive to wood or other materials, and to also consider how environmentally-safe the product is.
“Some deicing salts are definitely not recommended for use on a wooden deck, while less-corrosive varieties seem to do little to no harm to the wood,” says Hamster. “Because rock salt dries out the natural moisture of wood, it is never recommended to use on a wooden deck. When the salt dries out the wood, it affects the natural expansion and contraction process, ultimately causing the deck to corrode quicker.
“Rather, magnesium chloride is a less-harsh deicing salt and does not, from most accounts, harm plants or pollute waterways, making it suitable for using on a wooden deck.”
Deck Armor provides deck repair services in the areas of general power washing, wood cleaning/finishing/restoration, wood deck resurface applications, composite deck resurfacing, outdoor furniture maintenance and deck redesigning.
Deck Armor LLC is located at 107 South Summit Avenue in Gaithersburg and can be reached by calling (855) 463-3252. For more information visit www.Deck-Armor.com or manager@Deck-Armor.com.