Edmonton luxury decks enhance your home aesthetically, while providing families with ample outdoor space. Think of your deck as an extension of your home – if you invest time on it, you will increase its lifespan. Decks receive a lot of abuse, more so than the rest of your Luxury Edmonton home: foot traffic, weather conditions, and outdoor parties can leave your Edmonton deck looking worn out. We have gathered the 3 best tips for keeping your Edmonton deck luxurious year-round.
During the late spring season wash your deck and inspect it for any debris, mold and dirt. Purchase some cleaner and scrub your deck from top to bottom including the railings. Keep an eye out for any signs of animals or wood-eating insects. If need be purchase a sealer or stain and apply. We recommend you use oil-based stains, they will not peel as much as regular paint or solid stain. The extra coat will also protect the wood from rough Edmonton winters.
It may surprise you to read this, but plants on your wooden deck can do more harm than good. Many pots create dampness and mold, eventually causing your wooden deck to rot. Hang your pots instead, it will give your deck a floral touch without fostering dirt, grime, and mold.
During the summer, sweep your deck regularly and check for any loose nails. Check the underside of your deck: inspect the posts, beams and posts. If your luxury deck has one, check the ledger that attaches your deck to the rest of the house. During the winter, shovel the snow from your deck as quickly as possible. Keep your home’s gutters and downspouts in good conditions.
On average, decks are a solid investment – returning 77% of their original cost. Having them in good condition will keep your deck safe, looking great and ready for your next BBQ. Looking to buy an Edmonton Luxury home for sale with a spacious deck? Contact the Paranych team today to schedule your next complimentary home buyers consultation. Alternatively, you can search through our MLS®, to view Edmonton Luxury homes for sale.