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How to Protect a Wood Deck From Hot Ashes

A nice wood deck increases the value of a home, but sparks, soot and ashes can ruin its surface and be a fire hazard. A wood-burning stove offers cozy warmth during the cooler months, while saving you ... read more

Paul Bianchina, Sanding offers option to save aging wood deck

For most people, maintaining a wood deck involves regular cleaning and the periodic application of a deck stain or sealer to protect the wood. But sometimes that maintenance gets neglected for a varie... read more

Fix-It Chick: Tips for protecting a wood deck or fence using stain, finish

Wooden decks and fences last longer if they are protected with a stain or oil finish. Pressure treated lumber should not be treated with anything until after it has aged a full year. Cedar wood does n... read more

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How to Protect Your Deck

Your cleaning method is going to depend on your decking materials: Pressure washing, for example, isn't the safest idea for wood decks. Too much pressure with an inexperienced hand (especially on an a... read more


How to Prepare Your Deck for Winter

If you have furniture and tools such as a barbecue out on the deck, it’s time to clean and store them in the garage or a storage unit to protect them from the elements ... become caught in the gaps be... read more

Protecting Your Decks from Idaho Weather

A number of other Magic Valley homeowners also are refurbishing their decks. Some of them, according to area home-improvement stores, are doing the simple task of applying a weatherization sealant to ... read more

How to clean your deck furniture

store the items indoors or use patio covers to protect them from snow or rain. Some furniture is water-resistant. If yours is not, coat the pieces with a sealant if you plan to leave them outdoors for ... read more

New treatment of wood preservative is 'like sunscreen for the deck'

Mop on the cleaner, let it sit for 10 to 20 minutes, then hose it off. *Decks can be protected with paint or stain, which will also protect the wood from weathering. Stains probably last longer than p... read more

When it comes to real-wood decks, redwood is the way to go

DEAR TIM: I'm about to build a new deck and love the look and feel of real ... and when you decide to build with wood outdoors in just about any location, you have to protect the structure from moistu... read more

How to Stain a Deck to Protect It From Dew

Wood decks provide years of durability and aesthetic appeal to your home, but they do require regular maintenance to protect the wood from rot and water damage. Staining your deck with a waterproofing ... read more

What is the water table, and how does it affect homes?

But it could cause shifting of foundation walls and structures like fencing and decks ... Wood structures in a home may be compromised by a high level of humidity. The home improvement resource Angie’ ... read more

5 Ways to Protect Your Deck

An unprotected deck will deteriorate quickly. Even though pressure treated wood resists rotting and insect predation, it will still crack and split from water exposure. The only way to protect your de... read more



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