Home Care Tip #10: Check Your Deck

During the summertime, a deck can be a wonderful addition to your home, expanding your space so you can turn it into a haven of relaxation. But decks aren’t just useful and beautiful. They also require a lot of work. Movesmart Home Inspections offers these maintenance tips to help you check your deck this summer:

–          Check your deck each summer for a proper seal of preservative, paint, or stain to wood surfaces, including handrails, balusters (the vertical posts of your deck’s railing) and the deck boards.

–          If needed, restain, paint or preserve these parts as needed.

–          Do not leave any wood grain open to the weather. It will wear quickly.

–          If you have loose screws, nails or bolts, tighten or replace them.

–          Check for loose balusters or posts and tighten them.

About Marti Reeder

I am a full-time, full-service REALTOR® for John L. Scott, Kent-Covington, Washington. Serving primarily the South Puget Sound, my goal is to provide my clients with first class service and to make the home buying or home selling process as simple as possible.

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