How to Care for Your Timber Decking During the Rainy Season

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A new wood deck provides you with a warm and handsome connection to your outdoor space, adding value and warmth to your home’s beauty. It also sets the stage for a world of fun outdoor activities. However, timber decking takes a lot of abuse throughout the year in South Africa’s infamous climate. During summer months, it’s pounded by the relentless heat of the African sun, and during winter, it takes a lot of beatings from rain, depending on which province you live.

Fortunately, there are ways for you to take care of your timber decking during the rainy season. If any part of your deck stays wet for days or more after rainfall, take practical steps to see what can be done to dry it out. You will probably have to use a leaf blower or a broom to sweep away any dirty and leaves from between the boards, or where the deck connects to the house, to make sure that it doesn’t rot.

If you are experiencing particularly harsh rain, most of the water will be absorbed by your deck. This may contribute to long term structural damage. It’s because of this that you need to water seal your deck during deck maintenance with a quality seal. These are only a few of the ways in which you can protect your home’s timber decking during the rainy season.

 

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