Paint isn't necessarily the answer to all the wood on your home. Things like decks, patios, fences and gazebos can look great when kept in their natural wood form. The problem is even with treated wood the strong effects of Mother Nature will turn your beautiful outdoor living space into a disaster.
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Faded splintering wood is no place to entertain guests and family. When wood is left untouched for years in rain, snow, ice and the Sun's powerful rays it can become quite damaged. This damage leads to rot, mold, mildew, cracking, splintering and discoloration. These problems not only make your deck or patio look unsightly but can actually effect its structural safety. Once these problems are left unattended for a long enough period of time, the only solution is to completely replace all of your damaged wood. This can be a costly and timely project that isn't necessary.
The real answer to these problems is to apply a stain or waterproofing layer to your wooden area's every few years. The proper stain not only allows you to tint your wood to the perfect color that matches your home, but still allows you to see your beautiful wood. A waterproof resin can be applied as well which won't change the color of the wood at all but will make sure water beads up instead of being absorbed, causing a majority of damage. Both of these can be applied quite easily with brushes and rollers..
While some staining projects can be quite easy, others will take some serious time if you do it yourself. Skilled professionals have experience dealing with high decks and tricky places. They can also complete a staining or waterproofing project in just a day, meaning less downtime for your outdoor living space. These waterproofing contractors will also prep any areas which need special attention, making sure every part of your deck, patio or fence look perfect!
You can use Fix The Home's online contractor referral service to find your area's absolute best wood care contractors. Our staff has pre-screened and hand selected the highest quality, local experts with the hopes of matching you with up to four in your area. All you need to do is complete the form on your right and get started today! It's just that simple, so compare free local estimates and stain or waterproof your home's deck or patio with the perfect professional!