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3 Reasons Why Staining Your Deck Before Winter is Good for Its Health

Thursday, September 15th, 2016, 7:05 am , Posted by Admin

With fall on the way and winter not too far off in the distance, many homeowners are starting to get their home ready for the cold weather. The cold weather can wreak havoc on your home and especially on your deck if you don’t properly maintain it.

The good news is that there are many things you can do to help protect your deck, including staining it. Why should you stain your deck before winter as opposed to other times of the year?

Here are 3 reasons why staining your deck before winter is a good idea:

1. Staining provides protection against the elements during the winter: There is no shortage of things that can potentially damage your deck. As stated on HGTV, “Moisture such as ice, snow, sleet and rain can penetrate an unprotected surface, which can cause splitting, cracking and warping. Fortunately, there’s a wide variety of premium exterior wood finishes that offer protection against the elements while giving you the opportunity to achieve any desired look.”

2. It adds a water repellent layer: Water damage can do a lot of damage to your deck. It could lead to wood rot, warping, and negatively impact the integrity of your deck.

3. It will dry properly: Staining your deck during the fall ensures that the stain has enough time to dry and take properly, ensuring that it takes it full effect.

Another reason why staining your deck before winter is a good idea is that you likely will have cleared off your deck furniture, making it easier to stain.

Now is the perfect time to plan your deck staining project before it gets too cold outside. Summit Paints has all the deck staining products and supplies you need to do the job right. Drop by and pick up deck stain today!

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