How to maintain your decking all year round

Decking is an investment that needs to be taken care of all year-round for everyone to enjoy, but it doesn’t need to be a painful or strenuous task.

Protection

Decking is at its most vulnerable during the winter so while you may not want to, keeping on top of your cleaning and giving your decking some tender loving care is so important in preparation for those colder months. A thick protective cover, such as Heavy Duty Plastic Sheeting will be perfect whilst being held securely by breeze-blocks sat on top. This will protect it from the coldest times of the year. However, leaving it on for long periods of time may risk condensation and it’s not the most attractive garden accessory. So let your decking breathe and just give it the attention it needs in the warmer months…

Restoration

If you’re decking is looking a little worse for wear, put on a decking restorer to return it to its original colour and then add any weather protectors.

A tip when using a restorer, work on small but manageable areas no bigger than three to four deck boards at once. The whole process (application, scrubbing and rinsing) takes time for just a small area if you leave it too long without treatment so the sooner you get out there the better.

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