We are taking some decking boards up in ledyard Connecticut.
Its Spring 2017 and this is the time of year our phone starts to ring very heavily with calls about many types of spring projects. One of the most popular projects is deck staining in the spring.
Power Washing and Staining decks Good Maintenance
It is a good practice to stain your deck every few years. Many people think that staining a deck just keeps it looking new and often treat it as a discretionary expense. Unfortunately the often leads to a much bigger problem of premature deck wear.
Staining decks not only keeps deck looking new but more importantly it keeps the wood water impermeable which is huge for longevity of your deck. Once the stain starts to wear thin on the decking boards the water starts to enter the wood itself and in a few short years you may end up not even able to stain the deck anymore.
This is where this project come in, replacing the deck boards. The good news is you don’t have to replace the whole deck, but the bad news is its going to be much more labor intensive to replace decking boards verses staining. Keep in mind if you stain your deck every few years it will keep you from having to replace the deck boards in the first place.
Fastest way to remove decking boards and Replace for you DIY Guys.
If you found out the deck is to far worn to retain then the next best thing is to change out the decking boards. We are doing a project in Ledyard CT and thought it provided some great video of a few short tips that will save you hours on your DIY deck project.
This video covers easy tips to for removal of Pressure Treated Decking and also show safety of bending nails so you don’t step on them. Another time saver in this video is the posting new decking on floor joists while you are still removing old stained decking boards.