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Thursday, September 24, 2020   /   by Sarah Balduf

Simple Tips for Preparing Your Deck for Winter in the PNW

With a great deck comes great responsibility — or at the very least, a little TLC every now and then. We recommend spending some time every fall prepping your deck for winter. Not only will this help protect your deck during one of the harshest seasons, it will also take the hard work out of your spring cleaning.
Follow this step-by-step guide for preparing your deck for winter and keep your deck safe and looking great all year long.
 
How winter weather can affect your deck
Winter is coming. You’ll likely see a lot of rain, freezing temps, and probably some snow, too. Throw a couple of gorgeous sunny days in the mix and you have the recipe for a typical Pacific Northwest winter.
Quality decks are built to withstand the changing seasons, but winter is a tough enemy. Temperature changes, moisture, mildew, ice, and heavy snow can cause damage like:

Peeling paint
Cracks, chips, scratches, and breaks
Rust
Fading
Pest infestations
Structural damage

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Thursday, September 24, 2020   /   by Sarah Balduf

EXTERIOR HOME MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR FALL

We’re officially into Fall. Aside from Pumpkin Spice lattes and cozy scarves, that means you want to make sure the exterior of your home, including your roof, is ready for the cold months ahead. Here are a few things you should get done as soon as possible:


CHECK YOUR GUTTERS


Start your pre-fall roof inspection by checking on the state of your gutters. You already know that fall means more debris (leaves, branches, etc.) will make its way into your gutters. So, make it easier to keep up with by clearing them prior to the season and maybe including some gutter screen systems of fillers that really work.


The repercussions of debris in your gutters can be multifaceted. Water can get dammed up and drip over the gutter’s edge, causing ground erosion below. Pooling water and wet debris can also damage your roof.


CHECK WINDOWS


Cold weather is coming, and while you want your home to be well insulated in both hot and cold months, you will likely notice ...

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Dennis Balduf
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Silverdale, WA 98383
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