Winters in Canada are always known to be rough and with extreme conditions and this can damage everything around the house that is being hit by these weather conditions. One of the most affected areas is the deck and railings. Snow and rain are all accumulated there throughout all winter. Moisture seeps through causing rot and rust and wind as well can chip away paint.
Without the proper care and maintenance, they can lose their beauty and aesthetic vibe. Protecting the deck and railings after the hot summer and before the freezing winter will prevent you extra costly repairs and will keep them looking good and fresh all year around.
To prevent winter from doing its damage to this home feature you surely have invested a lot, take the following suggestions from this article.
Make any repairs ahead of time
If you see issues with your dack or railings you should repair them before the winter hits them so they can be stable and durable during the rough winter conditions. If you forget about them and don’t give them the maintenance they need, winter can aggravate these issues you stated before. In areas that experience heavy snowfall, railings that are priorly damaged can fall off from the weight of the snow, etc.
Clean the deck frequently during winter
As stated a little above, heavy snow can weigh up the railings and cause them to break or fall off. This is one of the reasons why cleaning the deck frequently is necessary. Try drying the deck from rainwater and clean the leaves and other debris to prevent moisture trapping there and causing mold, fungus, or algae from forming.
Apply a protective coat
After thoroughly cleaning the deck, it’s important to apply a protective water-repellent coat to prevent the damaging effects of winter. You have to consider sealing the surface from moisture that comes from ice, snow, or rain.
Another part that you can add this protective layer to is the railings. If they are made out of any metal material, they tend to rust and chip as a result of rough weather conditions. To avoid this, seal them too with finishes that are widely used in the market so you don’t have to worry about damage to them during wintertime.
Here at Alumiguard MFG, we aim to make the installation process as stress-free as possible. You will be working with certified and experienced staff that will handle your project from A to Z. We will sit together and decide everything related to the project, from the measurements, to design and locking systems. Our team of experts will arrive at your home at the designated time to perform the installation of your railings.
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